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How to assemble with new diode?

I just received my APMv2 board from 3DR I purchased an un-assembled one so I cna use the right angle headers, but with it came two diodes (i think) one of the being a zener diode and I dont know where to solder them onto.

I would appreciate some help on where I should solder them.  I contacted 3DR help but I am still waiting for a reply which usualy takes a long time ;-(

THanks!

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    Here are instructions on how to solder the new diode and fuse onto your Ardupilot Mega 2 board.

     

    Firstly you will get 2 components with your board.  A pico fuse (top), and a zeren diode (bottom)

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    The fuse you need to solder onto your power input to your APM (either your ESC wire, or from your PDB if you are flying an arducopter)

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    Its a good idea to put some heat shrink over that to avoid shots.

     

    Next you must solder the zener diode onto your ardupilot mega board. 

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    The diode is soldered onto your 5V and GND of the APM2 OUTPUT rail as shown above.  Make sure its connected the correct way around

  • Three weeks ago I assembled my un-assembled APM2. No Diodes, repeat.. there were no diodes in the kit.

    I did receive *jumpers* for header pins that are used if you choose power options for on/off the APM2 board.

    I did receive single pins for the mounting the onboard GPS module.

    Alex, you say "but with it came two diodes (i think) one of the being a zener diode"

    It is true that there is not much assembly instructions for the 'kit'. Here is what I received:

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    Is what you received the same as the picture above?

     

    Regards,

    Doug

  • Please share here if you got the answer from Tech support team.

     

    Thanks

  • I just came to post the same thing... Just assembled my board and there are no instructions about where to put these two components.

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