Step 4: Multimeter Socket¶
Now we're going to add the 4-pin socket into P4. These pins provide test points where you can connect a voltmeter and ammeter across the power supply to take power measurements.
A multimeter is a device that allows you to measure voltage and current in an electrical circuit. With this socket, you can determine the power consumption of your LameStation.
- Soldering iron
- 1 x 4-pin socket
- Find the footprint for P4.
- Install the socket onto the board.
- You will need to tape this component to the board. It does not matter the orientation of this part.
- Now solder it into place. The pin on the right in this photo is a ground pin, and may be a little more difficult to solder.