View Full Version : How many times can bs2 be programmed?

11-15-2006, 08:07 AM
Simple question that I have never seen a result for. Do they have an average number before the start failing.

I often wondr this as I load and reload my code trying to fix some stupid little thing.

11-15-2006, 08:55 AM
This is right out of the Basic stamp editors Help File


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11-15-2006, 09:13 AM
So that is what help files are for. I must have been looking with my nose instead of my eyes. Thanks.

It appears I have no worries about the bs2 reaching its max number of 10 million. I am sure to fry it, drop, dunk it, or crash it before then.

11-15-2006, 10:44 PM
True, 'aquasapien'. Note if you use the WRITE keyword in your program to write to the EEPROM, that will lower the lifetime of the location written to.

This is not usually a problem, but some people have been known to loop on a WRITE. If you do it once a millisecond (as the BS2 can do) you can wear it out in a matter of hours. So as long as you don't do that, you should be fine.

So, if you have a 'burn, test, oops, fix, recode, reburn, retest' cycle of 5 minutes or so, you can keep that up for years before wearing out the eeprom.