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forgetcolor

Simple question but I can't find an answer anywhere.  Do I/Should I turn off the Arduino when hooking up or making changes to a circuit?  Or can I leave it plugged into USB?

thx!

retrolefty


Simple question but I can't find an answer anywhere.  Do I/Should I turn off the Arduino when hooking up or making changes to a circuit?  Or can I leave it plugged into USB?

thx!


Should I?  Yes I should always.
Do I? Not nearly as much as I should.  ;)

Lefty

CrossRoads

Have I blown up chips making changes while powered up?  Yes!
Power down/unplug from USB when making changes.
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