999zip999 wrote:Post cell voltage like
, I'm not sure how to do it this way, I only know how to get cumulative readings. I do this by placing black probe on B- and red probe on each wire connection in the back of the big white connector. I know you said to "move along" but I don't know what you mean by this. Can you advise me on how to get my voltmeter to display individual reads rather than cumulative?
dnmun wrote:the red wire we talked about before and the orange wire both come from the top of #13. since there are 14 wires i am sure you have 13 cells.
so the orange wire where it goes into the plug there and the red wire to the processor should be soldered to the same spot on top of #13. so you can check for continuity of the connection from the pin on the plug for the orange wire over to the red wire. that would confirm the wires are connected, but it does seem like they may not have good contact with the cell. so maybe the tab of the cell has broken off underneath the pcb where you see them soldered down.
if the tab made intermittent contact it would give voltage sometimes and not other times. otherwise the voltage would remain steady if the cell is connected.
also the base of the wires where it goes into the plug for the blue and purple wires looks like they have melted. whats up with that?
, I never thought of those wires being melted, they looked more frayed or stressed but now that I think about it they shouldn't be. The only thing I can think of is that I shorted something earlier when I first started measuring the voltage. I believe one of my probes touched in two places at once because I saw a little bit of smoke.
I remember this happening when the probe touched somewhere near the area shown in the picture below. Hopefully I didn't ruin it.
As far as the orange wire, I always was able to get a reading, it was simply perplexing that each time I did take a voltage reading, each subsequent reading was always lower than
the prior one! Also, you stated to "check for continuity of the connection from the pin on the plug for the orange wire over to the red wire". Not sure if I understand this piece as far as testing it.