View Full Version : Propeller wins yet again.

12-18-2011, 04:11 AM
I accidentally fried my second BeagleBoard xM in trying to migrate to ARM, and I realized if these things are so easy to fry what does that mean for a customer. At $150 USD that hurt.

I will check out the Raspberry Pi once it is out, though I think that the Propeller Proto board will be my primary from here on out (at least till the Propeller II comes along).


12-18-2011, 04:37 AM
I've ordered one of the new BeagleBone boards. Mouser is waiting for export approval.

What did you do to your BeagleBoards?

12-18-2011, 04:48 AM
Used the DVI at the same time as Ethernet and 3 USB ports, over current killed them.

12-18-2011, 04:51 AM
Though I would note that Risc OS flies on them.

Loopy Byteloose
12-18-2011, 01:47 PM
What were you using on the 3 USB ports? Each should be alloted only 500ma max.

And yes, Parallax has always managed to provide products at the rugged end of the scale. After, they cater to a great deal of novices. Still, I really like the Beagleboard and the Pandaboard even better. Digikey dropped shipment of a Pandaboard to me because I hadn't provided a company name here in Taiwan. I guess this is one of those export requirements.

12-18-2011, 02:15 PM
I think that the DVI to VGA converter is what topped the limit (it draws 370ma).

Loopy Byteloose
12-18-2011, 05:22 PM
So, if you use the DVI without VGA - you are in safer territory? I am finding it a bit odd that a brown out would cause permanent damage.

12-18-2011, 05:30 PM
No not brown out, actual overcurrent (it had enough current and drew more than it could handle).