ok, i don't know if i'm just really dense or what. i was using these two lovely diagrams from members of this forum:
and wouldn't you know, as i was connecting things up, suddenly there was a whole lot of smoke, melting wires, and scary popping sounds. i immediately disconnected the wires. so now i'm freaked out to try hooking up my batteries again. can someone help me out with a more complete diagram?
i'm using 2 of these
batteries. my pcb is this
. and i am using this
for my 7805.
what i'm needing is a complete diagram showing how to hook up the batteries, pcb board, dc jack, 7805, switch, putting 7.2v to the psone screen and 5v to the retro duo
. also, any tips would be great. i think my problem might have been that i had all of the batteries wired up but didn't have all the connections to the pcb yet. is there a particular order you should wire these up in? and when a diagram shows a wire splitting two or three ways, which is the best way to accomplish this? or does that simply mean to have two different connections from point a to point b, not to split the wire...? did that even make sense...?
i appreciate any and all help you can give me! i really don't want my portable to explode some day just because i didn't get how to hook up my batteries correctly. thanks, guys!