MK USB board and cable orientation

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  1. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    Hello All

    My son was playing around with my stuff and took the ribbon cable off the MK USB board. I didn't have it documented as to the orientation and I was wondering if someone can help verify which way it plugs in. I assume that the ribbon cable gets plugged in the same way it would plug into the MK boards with the red stripe on the right hand side but I wasn't sure. I didn't want to plug it in backwards and fry something.
     
  2. Andy Johnson-Laird

    Andy Johnson-Laird Administrator
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    Hi Dave:
    See below. Note dabs of red nail varnish. Not that I have ever accidentally yanked the cable off, right. :rolleyes:

    Andy

    MK USB Adapter and Cable.png
     
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  3. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    Thank you kind sir :)
     
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  4. Gary McCready

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    I messed it up so many times I wrote "up USB" on one side of the cable and "up MK" on the other end (when I knew it was correct). I also used a silver sharpy to write on the GPS shield with an arrow >> "USB" so I knew where to plug in.
    I also leave a Cable on the ESC programming prongs after they hit my Power distribution board once and killed my FC and my Nav board.
     

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