I’m running the LED Cube at work (link), because it’s neat. So it’s on for hours each day.
I’ve noticed that sometimes the USB to serial converter (the yellow highlighted part) gets very hot, like it burns your finger when you touch it.
It doesn’t happen all the time, and I have no idea why it would happen just some of the time. I can have the cube running for 8 hours, and it’s cool to the touch. Other times after maybe 20-30 minutes, it’s super hot.
I’m powering the cube from one of my laptop dock’s USB ports with the cable that came with the board.
- Has anyone else experienced this?
- Does anyone know why it would happen?
- Does anyone know why it wouldn’t happen all the time, but just sometimes?
I’ve tried searching for issues related to this, but can’t find anything that makes any sense to me.