1.4.2. Preventing damage

The baseboard is intended for use in a laboratory or engineering development environment. If operated without an enclosure, the board is sensitive to electrostatic discharges and generates electromagnetic emissions.

Caution

To avoid damage to the board, observe the following precautions:

  • never subject the board to high electrostatic potentials

  • always wear a grounding strap when handling the board

  • only hold the board by the edges

  • avoid touching the component pins or any other metallic element

  • do not connect more than one power source to the platform

  • always power down the board when connecting Logic Tiles or expansion boards.

Caution

Do not use the board near equipment that is:

  • sensitive to electromagnetic emissions (such as medical equipment)

  • a transmitter of electromagnetic emissions.

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