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Preventing damage

The V2M‑Beetle evaluation board is intended for use within a laboratory or engineering development environment.


To avoid damage to the V2M‑Beetle evaluation board, observe the following precautions:
  • Connect the external power supply to the board before powerup.
  • Never subject the board to high electrostatic potentials. Observe Electrostatic discharge (ESD) precautions when handling any board.
  • 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 use the board near a source of electromagnetic emissions other than Bluetooth radios.
  • Do not fit an expansion shield while power, either 5V USB or AAA batteries, is applied to the V2M‑Beetle evaluation board.
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