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Doh! Wired the relay upside down... is there an easy fix?
« on: May 14, 2017, 02:45:40 PM »
I got my Pale Horse all wired up and was pretty proud of how clean I got it.  Fired it up  and no bypass signal, only when the effect is on.  Then I realized the relay was upside down from the picture in the build doc.  Man... I thought I checked that.  So I started desoldering but what a pain.  I got one jack out clean and the other is giving me some trouble. 

So, I'm asking hoping there is an easy workaround?  Probably not but I figured I might ask.  Could I just swap the way the switch is wired? 
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Re: Doh! Wired the relay upside down... is there an easy fix?
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2017, 03:07:45 PM »
No, unfortunately. You will need to desolder the relay and flip it around.
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Re: Doh! Wired the relay upside down... is there an easy fix?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2017, 05:54:09 PM »
Sounds backwards but if you're having trouble desoldering a pad, try adding fresh solder to the joint. Other than that, yeah it can be a pain.

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Re: Doh! Wired the relay upside down... is there an easy fix?
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2017, 09:55:51 PM »
Thanks! I definitely have gotten better at this over the past year. Adding solder is totally the key for those troublesome spots.

I did it! All working now. Was scared I was going to trash the board but these boards are pretty stable. Looks like crap but totally works. I used a new relay cause I was worried the original would be damaged by heat. Thanks guys.
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