ELECRAFT P3 SVGA Operating instructions

ELECRAFT P3 SVGA Operating instructions
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ELECRAFT P3
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PANADAPTER
P3SVGA OPTION
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Revision E, June 25, 2015
Copyright © 2015, Elecraft, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
E740170
Contents
Introduction...................................................................................................................................... 3
Customer Service and Support .................................................................................................................. 4
Preventing Electrostatic Discharge Damage ................................................................................... 5
Tools Required .......................................................................................................................................... 5
Parts Included .................................................................................................................................. 6
Installation Procedure ...................................................................................................................... 7
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Introduction
This manual describes how to install the P3SVGA option in an already-built P3. If you purchased a P3 kit and
P3SVGA option together, you will find instructions for installing the P3SVGA included as you build the P3.
The P3SVGA is a single board that plugs into the existing I/O board (see Figure 1). Only a few basic hand tools
are needed (see pg 5) to perform the installation. No soldering or wiring is required.
Complete operating instructions for the P3SVGA option are included in the P3 Owner’s Manual revision D or
later.
Figure 1. P3SVGA Board Installed (P3 Top Cover Removed).
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Customer Service and Support
Technical Assistance
You can send e-mail to [email protected] and we will respond quickly – typically the same day
Monday through Friday. If you need replacement parts, send an e-mail to [email protected] Telephone
assistance is available from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Pacific time (weekdays only) at 831-763-4211. Please use e-mail
rather than calling when possible since this gives us a written record of the details of your problem and allows us
to handle a larger number of requests each day.
Repair / Alignment Service
If necessary, you may return your Elecraft product to us for repair or alignment. (Note: We offer unlimited email
and phone support, so please try that route first as we can usually help you find the problem quickly.)
IMPORTANT: You must contact Elecraft before mailing your product to obtain authorization for the
return, what address to ship it to and current information on repair fees and turnaround times. (Frequently we
can determine the cause of your problem and save you the trouble of shipping it back to us.) Our repair location
is different from our factory location in Aptos. We will give you the address to ship your kit to at the time of
repair authorization. Packages shipped to Aptos without authorization will incur an additional shipping charge
for reshipment from Aptos to our repair depot.
Elecraft 1-Year Limited Warranty
This warranty is effective as of the date of first consumer purchase (or if shipped from the factory, the date the
product is shipped to the customer). It covers both our kits and fully assembled products. For kits, before requesting
warranty service, you should fully complete the assembly, carefully following all instructions in the manual.
Who is covered: This warranty covers the original owner of the Elecraft product as disclosed to Elecraft at the time
of order. Elecraft products transferred by the purchaser to a third party, either by sale, gift, or other method, who is
not disclosed to Elecraft at the time of original order, are not covered by this warranty. If the Elecraft product is being
bought indirectly for a third party, the third party’s name and address must be provided at time of order to ensure
warranty coverage.
What is covered: During the first year after date of purchase, Elecraft will replace defective or missing parts free of
charge (post-paid). We will also correct any malfunction to kits or assembled units caused by defective parts and
materials. Purchaser pays inbound shipping to us for warranty repair; we pay shipping to return the repaired
equipment to you by UPS ground service or equivalent to the continental USA and Canada. For Alaska, Hawaii, and
other destinations outside the U.S. and Canada, actual return shipping cost is paid by the owner.
What is not covered: This warranty does not cover correction of kit assembly errors. It also does not cover
misalignment; repair of damage caused by misuse, negligence, battery leakage or corrosion, or builder modifications;
or any performance malfunctions involving non-Elecraft accessory equipment. The use of acid-core solder, watersoluble flux solder, or any corrosive or conductive flux or solvent will void this warranty in its entirety. Also not
covered is reimbursement for loss of use, inconvenience, customer assembly or alignment time, or cost of
unauthorized service.
Limitation of incidental or consequential damages: This warranty does not extend to non-Elecraft equipment or
components used in conjunction with our products. Any such repair or replacement is the responsibility of the
customer. Elecraft will not be liable for any special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages, including but not
limited to any loss of business or profits.
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Preventing Electrostatic Discharge Damage
We strongly recommend you take the following anti-static precautions (listed in order of importance) to avoid
trouble:

Leave ESD-sensitive parts in their anti-static packaging until you install them. The packaging may be a
special plastic bag or the component’s leads may be inserted in conductive foam. Parts which are
especially ESD-sensitive are identified in the parts list and in the assembly procedures.

Wear a conductive wrist strap with a series 1-megohm resistor. If you do not have a wrist strap, touch a
ground briefly before touching any sensitive parts to discharge your body. Do this frequently while you
are working. You can collect a destructive static charge on your body just sitting at the work bench. DO
NOT attach a ground directly to yourself as this poses a serious shock hazard.

Use a grounded anti-static mat on your work bench.

If you choose to use a soldering iron to work on your P3 for any reason, be sure your iron has an ESDsafe grounded tip tied to the same common ground used by your mat or wrist strap.
Tools Required
1.
#1 size Phillips screwdriver. To avoid damaging screws and nuts, a power screwdriver is not
recommended.
2. Pliers or wrenches for installing 1/4” (6.4mm) nuts 3/16” (4.8 mm) jack screw nuts.
The following tools are strongly recommended:
1. ESD wrist strap.
2. Static dissipating work pad.
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Parts Included
The following parts should be included in your kit. Check to ensure you have them all. If any parts are damaged
or missing, contact Elecraft for replacements (see Customer Service and Support, pg 4).
ILLUSTRATION
QTY.
ELECRAFT
PART NO.
1
E850482
Jackscrew Nut, 4-40 (may be mounted on
the Circuit Board Assembly Connector)
2
E700078
Lock Washer, Inside Tooth, #4 (may be
mounted on the Circuit Board Assembly
Connector)
2
E700010
Power cord assembly (used to connect the
P3 directly to a 10 to 15 VDC power supply).
NOTE: Do not attempt to power your P3 from
the K3’s 12V outlet unless it is labeled 1.0A
Max. See Connections in the P3 Owner’s
manual Quick Start Guide for details.
1
E850427
DESCRIPTION
P3SVGA Circuit Board Assembly
ESD Sensitive.
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Installation Procedure
Disconnect power and all cables from your P3.
Remove the six screws to free the top cover (Figure 2
one end that you can use to lift the cover once it is free.
) and lift the cover off. There is a slot at
Whenever you remove screws from a panel, if one screw seems too tight to loosen
without damaging it, first loosen the other screws then try again. Sometimes one
screw binds in its hole when the other screws are tightened.
Figure 2. Preparing the P3 to Install the P3SVGA Board.
CAUTION: Touch an unpainted metal ground or wear a grounded wrist strap
before touching components or circuit boards inside the P3. See Preventing
Electrostatic Discharge Damage on page 5 for more information.
Remove the four jack screw nuts and lock washers to free the I/O board (Figure 2
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)
Lift the I/O board out of the P3 and unplug the ribbon cable (Figure 2
). Take care not to damage
the board. Hold the board while working the connector side to side to “walk” it off of the pins as shown in
Figure 3.
Figure 3. Unplugging the Ribbon Cable from the I/O Board.
Unplug the TMP coaxial cable from the RF board (Figure 2
). This is a friction-fit connector. Do
not pull on the black coaxial cable. Grip and pull only on the metal connector.
Remove the four screws holding the rear panel in place (Figure 2
the P3.
) and lift the rear panel off of
Remove and reverse the mounting hardware for both rear feet as shown in Figure 2
hardware as shown in Figure 4.
). Install the
INSTALLATION HINT: Put the washer and screw in the foot opening and press your finger over the
opening until the threads on the nut are caught by the screw. It may help to turn the unit over so gravity
helps. Once the nut is started pull the foot away from the bottom cover while tightening the screw. The
friction of the washer against the bushing inside the foot will keep the nut from turning as you tighten.
Figure 4. Reversing the Foot Hardware.
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Remove the plastic covering from the AUX. DATA, EXT. DISPLAY and KEYBOARD openings on the
rear cover, but leave the covering over the SENSOR opening (see Figure 5). The plastic cover will snap
apart at the score mark as you bend it away from the panel.
Figure 5. Removing Hole Covers.
Mount the P3SVGA board on the I/O board as shown in Figure 6. The connector on the P3SVGA
board mates with the connector on the I/O board that originally received the ribbon cable. Be sure the
connectors are aligned so that all pins engage. To avoid over-stressing the boards, place the I/O
board on a firm surface. You may need to rock the P3SVGA board slightly while pressing down to
“walk” the pins into the connector like you did when removing the ribbon cable earlier.
Figure 6. Mating the I/O and P3SVGA Boards.
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Connect the ribbon cable to the P102 on the P3SVGA board as shown in Figure 7. Place the boards
on a firm surface to avoid over-stressing them. Be certain that:
1. The connector is aligned so that that it covers all of both rows of pins.
2. The ribbon cable is oriented so that the red wire is at the pin 1end of the connector as
shown. Your ribbon cable may exit the connector toward the board instead of away from it
as shown here. That is not a problem as long as you orient it to place the red wire at the pin
1 end as shown.
Figure 7. Connecting the Ribbon Cable to the P3SVGA and I/O Boards.
Mount the boards on the rear panel as shown in Figure 8. Start all of the jack screw nuts before
tightening them. Do not over-torque them. It is possible to twist the head off of the threaded section,
especially if you use a wrench.
Figure 8. Mounting Boards in Rear Panel.
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Replace the rear panel assembly on the P3 as shown in Figure 9. Tilt the assembly so the P3SVGA
board does not strike the screw head for the rear foot. The screw head fits in a notch on the P3SVGA
board. Secure the rear panel assembly with the screws you removed earlier (Figure 2
).
Figure 9. Replacing the Rear Panel on the P3.
Reconnect the TMP cable to the rear panel RF board (Figure 2
).
Replace ribbon cable in the clip on the side panel (Figure 2
). It is important that the excess cable
not be allowed to float freely in the P3 where it may be close to the RF board to avoid digital interference
on the P3 display.
Replace the top cover on the P3 with the notch to the rear using the screws you removed earlier:
REPLACE ALL THE SCREWS!
The P3's chassis strength depends upon all the screws being in place. Be sure to
replace all the screws and verify they are tight, but do not over-torque the screws.
That completes the installation of the P3SVGA option in your P3. Complete operating
instructions are included in your P3 Owner’s Manual, Revision D or later.
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