Thread: Fried my Guino
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Old 03-25-2009, 01:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My sympathies! Hope you get back to instant feedback soon.

Static is a common phenomenon in cars, and I wonder how it would be possible to reasonably shield / harden the MPGuino against such instances. Maybe it needs some collaboration and chasing.

I am also worried about the raw 12V from the battery - There is nothing for surge protection on the MPGuino, whereas I routinely come across specialized surge resistant linear/switch mode regulators being advertized for automotive use. At least some sort of surge protection diodes should be used on all inputs and power lines.

Any comments?
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