Help! Understanding The Wiring Process Between ps360+/Sparky PCB


#1

***Hello All!!! I am currently working on my second fight-stick build and i just received my new Akishop PS360+ PCB along with the Sparky PCB. What I’m having trouble understanding about the wiring is this: ***

   1.) [SIZE=4]When splicing the usb cable (i.e. In regards to[/SIZE] Nerrage's video post on how to wire   
          the sparky for Bus Powered Use).[FONT=andale mono][SIZE=4] After wiring the ground,power,etc... to the Sparky first[/SIZE][/FONT]
          do then proceed to splice another set of those wires using the scotch locks[FONT=andale mono][SIZE=4] and solder the [/SIZE][/FONT]
          those wires to the PS360+ afterwards?

   2.) [SIZE=4]My plan is to actually keep the end of the USB cord intact ( male connector that goes into [/SIZE]

[SIZE=4] the[/SIZE] PCB of the PS360+[FONT=andale mono][SIZE=4]). But sever the wire so that I can daisy chain ground, power, etc… [/SIZE][/FONT]
on its way to the Sparky then USB plug into the PS360+ so that I don’t have to
solder into the PS360+

*IS THIS THE CORRECT WAY I'M GOING ABOUT THIS *

      Any help is greatly appreciated, and yes I'm new to the 
        SRK Community as well....

      FightMeGood



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#2

You’re screwing up already by using scotch locks.
Soldering makes everything more secure.

There is the pinout that you can use on the PS360+ pdf where you can tap the GND + VCC for the sparky from as well as all of the signals that you need.

If you don’t want to solder to the PS360+, you can just use the screw terminals and jam two wires in each terminal for the inputs and use the screw terminals for VCC and GND


#3

Thanks never thought of that. So I will have enough power for the sparky and the PS360+ via bus power without it shorting out? Yeah I don’t necessarily want to solder just yet that’s why i was asking… and is the VCC positive supply voltage BTW…?


#4

You won’t use enough power to short it out.
You’d only short it out if… well you short it