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December 20, 2012


David Braginsky

hi John

Why they couldn't discover the problem in the Electrical Testing of the bare board????


JOhn Dunn

Thre were actually several such boards. They were simply handed to me, alredy populated, for me to test. (What a mess!!)

Harry Vig

It is with great amusement that I read:

In one board, there were twenty-some-odd plated through holes which should not have been there, but there they were, distributed in a sea of plated through holes that did belong there.

Quite an analogy to a power electronics discussion board, where there are claims that some of the posts do not belong, and they hide the power electronics postings that are being sought.

I suspect that just as you did not appreciate having the known shorts allowed to propagate into your first article ready for debug, that Anthony has a similar desire to have non power electronics related posts filtered by the user before population and distribution.

BTW, I enjoyed the trivia about the train horn, but would consider it outside the scope of power electronics.

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