Validation of manufacturer

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DavePfz
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Validation of manufacturer

Post by DavePfz » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:05 pm

I'm bringing up a new WorkBee CNC. The shield was provided as part of the kit. Before I bug you with problems, how can I verify that the shield was built by you?

In this case, it's marked version 3.00. However, the soldermask is red. I suspect it's a clone.

To further support this suspicion, when I inspected the board closely, I found cold solder joints as well as some reworked pins.

Thanks

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Re: Validation of manufacturer

Post by Bertus Kruger » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:36 pm

DavePfz wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:05 pm
I'm bringing up a new WorkBee CNC. The shield was provided as part of the kit. Before I bug you with problems, how can I verify that the shield was built by you?

In this case, it's marked version 3.00. However, the soldermask is red. I suspect it's a clone.

To further support this suspicion, when I inspected the board closely, I found cold solder joints as well as some reworked pins.

Thanks
Protoneer only sells the V3.51 version and V3.00 is the version everyone is cloning.

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