[TenTec] Scout module questions re power and module change

Stuart Rohre rohre@arlut.utexas.edu
Wed, 11 Sep 2002 17:09:10 -0500

Well, there is a powered oscillator inside the module, I ALWAYS turn off
power even to low power stages to not hot switch an edge card connector.

Maybe nothing bad happens in 100 tries, but there is always a chance!
(Like a module that sat unused for months and plugging in hot, causes a
current surge to the bypass cap.  Those edge card fingers are only good for
so many arcs).

But, I am from the warm active device set, when hot switching often had
sparktacular and disastrous results!
Stuart K5KVH