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I will will do that I have lots of junk boards to play with. Say will this paste do for this job? Man there are alot out there but was looking for something Pb free.

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You definitely want lead free if you are ever going to cook in it again!
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Yup, These pins bride each other very easily.
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I really wish services like DorkBot would look into getting stencils made - or at least having the option to get stencils made for larger boards.
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I'm still working on them today. Once i get some finised i'm going to take some close-up pictures of both sides.
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I posted some close-ups of this driver on the OP of this thread
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Hey, this may have been discussed - but any thought to making this a sticky. This is a fairly important development. No?
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I made some pictures of wiring a dual Ben Boost driver. You can find the link here,

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Hey, this may have been discussed - but any thought to making this a sticky. This is a fairly important development. No?
I don't think this needs to be a sticky. It's not "required reading" in any way. I think this forum has way too many stickies. The result of which, is the fewer people pay attention to the really crucial stickies, because there are just so many of them.
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Default Re: FREE DIY open source BOOST driver!!! Tested & working!!

I bought three Ben boost driver from Mohrenberg. Two of them are build in the dual driver setup. I have a problem with the third driver.
When I turn up the input voltage the current increases and if the voltage is dropped then the current decreases. It is basically a resistor. I think the driver is defect. What component can I change to repair it ?
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