Discussion Wii Power Management System (open source)

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  1. DeoNaught .

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    Maybe because they have the same Datasheet?
     
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  2. CHE3SECAK3 .

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    So are custom regs obsolete now? If I buy this, I only need a GC+ and I'm good to go right?

    Im assuming this isn't the official BitBuilt method?

    And also, what is the difference between this and the PowerMii (Lite)? Is it the LED and charge/play? I'm deciding on which to use, or if I should just go custom regulators.

    You know what, I'll just make a new thread sry for bumping this...
     
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  3. GingerOfOz no wario Staff Member . .

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    You'll need a good deal more than just this and a GC+ for a portable, but yes this acts as a replacement for the PTHs and more. This is another form of custom regulators.
     
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  4. CHE3SECAK3 .

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    I was referring to the custom boards
     
  5. GingerOfOz no wario Staff Member . .

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    In that case then yes, that would be all you need from the store.
     
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  7. Gman RTFDS Staff Member . . . . .

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    Yes you need a pickit3 for programming it. If this is your first time doing smd pcb assembly, I would not recommend you try it on this. You'll end up spending more money on extra parts (or tools if you don't have a hot air station), than it would be to buy one from the store. They will be in stock soon...
     
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  8. Stitches 2 and a Half Dollarydoos Staff Member . .

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    Gotta agree with Gman there, the PMS is hella complex for a first timer. I'd practice assembling a few GC+ boards first. The parts are larger and spaced further apart, it'd be a better learning experience.
     
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    Is it ever going to go back on sale on the BitBuilt store anytime soon? :(
     
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    The PMS will be back in stock within the next few weeks according to Noah.
     
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  11. KaySteR .

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    Ok thank you, good to know. Also, is it an all in one solution for voltage regulation? Would purchasing this board spare all the trouble of hunting down custom regulators?
     
  12. Aurelio The Fixer ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ Staff Member . . . . .

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    Yes. Read the first post
     
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  13. KaySteR .

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    I'm an ass, lol! Also, I love how you just casually appeared in my Facebook's "you may know" section :rothink:
     
  14. Aurelio The Fixer ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ Staff Member . . . . .

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    Then you should probably stop stalking me ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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  15. KaySteR .

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    Will do. *knocks on wood*
     
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    Will this only work on 4 layer wii motherboards? or can it power the 6 layer wii boards as well?
     
  17. Noah The Manager Staff Member . . .

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    I'm not sure that anyone has tested it with a 6 layer, but seeing as how 6 layer boards shouldn't really be used in portables anyways, hopefully that answers your question. :P
     
  18. Aurelio The Fixer ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ Staff Member . . . . .

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    The main power ic has an output current limit of 5A, which at the minimum working voltage of ~3.3V means having less than 15W to play with (assuming a 90% efficiency). A 6 layer wii would take almost 10W so you would be left with just few watts to power everything else.
    tl;dr: don't use it with a 6 layer wii
     
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    About how many watts of heat does it give off? Also if someone could post a thermal scan under high load that would be awesome :awesome:
     
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    I do not know and I do not have an IR camera either.
     

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