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Started by nrousselca, February 04, 2013, 09:22:09 PM

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Using the USB or External (+5.0vdc) the Zenner diode 1N4736 on This DuinoMite-Mini board is getting very hot.
The board is working OK. Is it normal or should It be changeed?
Thanks helping


Hey nrousselca,

This is normal. 1N4736 is ok. It is a 1W/6.8V diode.

Best regards,
Technical support and documentation manager at Olimex


I finally decided to change the diode. This had for effect to significantly reduce the heat.