Powering VERTER

Next up we'll work on hooking up the power source to the VERTER board. A 9V battery clip will connect to the voltage in and ground pins on the VERTER board.

Prep Battery Clip

The 9V battery clip includes a DC barrel jack. We'll need to remove it and prep the wires. Use wire cutters to snip off the connector leaving as much wire as you can. Like the slide switch, remove a bit of insulation from the tips of each wire and tin them with a bit of solder.

Soldering Wires to VERTER

Now we can solder the wires from the 9V battery clip to the voltage and ground pins on the VERTER board. THe red wire goes into the positive(+) labeled pin while the black wire goes to the negative (–) pin. I used a panavise Jr. to secure the board in place while soldering the wired connections.

Wired VERTER

Double check your work and ensure you have solid solder joints. The should look like the photo with similar wire lengths. Colored wires helps tell the connections apart.

Testing 9V Battery

Now we can test out the switch by installing a 9V battery into the 9V battery clip. Use the slide switch to test the power. The green LED should be lit on VERTER when powered on. If not, double check your work and ensure you have a fully charged 9V battery.

This guide was first published on Mar 14, 2018. It was last updated on Mar 14, 2018. This page (Power) was last updated on Jun 01, 2019.