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Old 04-30-2009, 03:18 PM   #1101 (permalink)
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What to hear a funny story? Well, I put a resistor in from gate to source of each mosfet of the power section a while back. 15kOhms... Or so I thought. I just tried it in the car, and the precharge resistor started sizzling. I took everything apart, and I discovered that I accidentally used 15 Ohm resistors from gate to source. That works out to be an overall resistance of 1.5 Ohms from gate to source. A little low... I'm going to see if I can go take care of that real quick.

Where's a red-headed step child when you really need one?

Even funnier story:

I just cut them all out, and they were 15 KOhm. I'm really really dumb I think.

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