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post #1 of 6 Old 03-01-2015, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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Auxiliary USB Went Pop...then Smoked

Looking for some help.

Yesterday I installed the plug and play items (PC8 and H4 Relay). All seemed to go great. Headlights work. Charging with my battery tender's pigtail attached to non-switched PC8 circuit.

However, this morning I installed my auxiliary shelf and connected the USB socket. Here's where I think I went wrong. I checked for positive/negative terminals on the socket, but then I think my A.D.D. kicked in an I may have reversed the black and red wires on the socket itself (this I can't prove b/c in my panic after the pop and smoke I disconnected the socket).

As soon as I turned on the ignition, the socket popped and smoked Can anyone provide some likely causes?
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Looking for some help.

I think my A.D.D. kicked in an I may have reversed the black and red wires on the socket itself...

As soon as I turned on the ignition, the USB socket popped and smoked Can anyone provide some likely causes?
Can someone with electrical experience give me a little nudge. Is it likely/probably that I swapped negative/positive to cause my USB socket "release the magic smoke" and go poof? The circuit (with new fuse installed) measure 12+ volts on my voltmeter, and all other circuits on my fuse panel are functioning normally.

If it's something more complicated than that, I'm sure I am on my own and I realize it's an impossible question to answer.

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Reverse the polarity on a circuit=bad.
What more do you need to know?
Not much going on there to analyze. 2 wires, even color coded.

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Nudge

Thank dravnx. That's exactly the "no duh" nudge I was looking for. I have no confidence when it comes to electrical.
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Can someone with electrical experience give me a little nudge. Is it likely/probably that I swapped negative/positive to cause my USB socket "release the magic smoke" and go poof?
YES!

I did the same thing last week when I installed the PC8. I reversed the pos/neg on my USB power outlet. It made some clicking sounds the poof! Dead. And before anyone gives me the red vs. black lecture, I know, but both leads were black in this case. Once I clipped off the inline fuse, both leads were identical.

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