I think I have buttered my toast - please check.
I wired my CFX according to the wiring diagrams and user manual. I had it all installed and functions were working great. I built the pixel blade and went to test - that is when problems started.
The blade illuminated as white on all pre-packaged fonts and "tried" to changes colors after entering "spectrum" mode because the LEDs did some odd changes (some went out then came back and the entire blade color seemed to change to a yellow then orange).
I felt the heat coming from the hilt and heard the card state it had reached the predefined temperature threshold.
After disassembling the hilt, I replicated the issue and noticed two wires are getting hot - PCB L- and PCB LR+ (where L is left when looking at the hilt side PCB top where the pins stick out and negative is two contacts left of data line)
I did the measurements as defined in the handbook and got numbers close to the defined values with one having 2V more.
I placed the multimeter contacts on the L- and L+/R+ of the hilt side PCB and activated the saber. The measured voltage was equal to the battery voltage (7.9V).
I am beginning to suspect the wiring for the blade or something with the LED strip is the cause. Since it is all glued down, I am hoping to get some guidance on how to confirm before I proceed disassembling further.
The numbers above/below the official ones are my measurements.
*picture is too small - numbers from top left to right (7.76V; 7.9V [matches battery]; 3.15)
*numbers on bottom, left to right (5.01-5.04V; 8.82V; 1.6V; 3.29V; 3.29V)
I am using two 3.7v 14500 800mAh Li-ion rechargeable batteries with resistor installed on PCB.
I also checked for continuity on the hilt side PCB and got some results which I do not understand.
Black contact on center circle (data) and Red contact on outer circle gives 862
Black contact on center circle (data) and Red contact on middle circle (negative) gives 687
Black contact on middle (negative) circle and Red contact on outer circle (positive) gives 469
Black contact on middle (negative) circle and Red contact on center circle (data) gives 1 (no circuit)