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    wbegg, what kind of connectors do you use in the YouTube video when connecting from the Ethernet keystone to the fan and servo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JSiravo View Post
    wbegg, what kind of connectors do you use in the YouTube video when connecting from the Ethernet keystone to the fan and servo?
    For the servo, I use a male servo connector. For the fan, i use a 2 pin JST connector.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WBegg View Post
    For the servo, I use a male servo connector. For the fan, i use a 2 pin JST connector.
    Ah JST connectors. awesome! thanks!
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    Need some help here. not sure what the issue might be.

    Testing out the adapt a damper. manual fan. when i put the HM to about 90% the servo wiggs out. pulsates erratically. if i hold it in my hand it appears it vibrates a bit. too much power? i basically have the ethernet connected pins soldered directly to the fan and servo.

    any suggestions? thanks!
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    I had problems with an eratic servo. Got a new one and the problems went away. I also tried a new 2 amp power supply as well. But it ended up being a junk servo.

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    I have found that placing a capacitor (10 to 47uF electrolytic) across the +5V and Gnd of the servo eliminates most of the shutters in most servos, even the crappy imitation ones. (But still no excuse to buy crappy imitations)

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    thanks Jeff and Wbegg ...
    I will try the capacitor and if that doesnt do it then try buck up for the new servo. i didnt want to buy a new one without getting some feedback. thanks i will try that out.
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    This may explain it a little better. I bury the cap in the jack. I also use connectors in case the fan or servo needs replaced in the future. I always check, then hot glue everything before putting the protective cap on.


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    Wow that is really tidy and elegant looking, nice!
    I'm that HeaterMeter guy what ruins everybody's free time.

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    the capacitor fixed my issue. all is working well. just need to fix the calibration now and should be set. thanks for all the assistance.
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