Time to test the extractor wiring with the battery and lamp attached. The circuitry will be installed in the enclosure after all tests have passed.

  • Plug the battery into the PowerBoost's battery connector, red wire on the left, black wire on the right.
  • Flip the on/off switch to the on position. The fan should start to spin and the PowerBoost's blue LED will glow.
  • Wait for the fan to stop spinning then re-trigger it by passing your hand in front of the motion sensor.
  • If the PowerBoost's blue LED is not lit or if the red LED is glowing, then the battery may need to be recharged before conducting the circuitry test.
  • Plug the reading lamp into the USB-A panel connector and turn on the lamp's built-in power switch. The lamp should light. Run the extractor circuitry through a motion detection cycle. The lamp should stay lighted even when the fan is not running.
  • The final test of the extractor circuitry is to test battery charging. Plug a charging cable into the micro USB panel connector. The PowerBoost's yellow LED should glow, indicating that the battery is charging.
  • Turn the reading lamp off, then flip the extractor's on/off switch to the off position. The yellow lamp should continue to glow while the battery charges. 
Here's the decoder ring for the PowerBoost's LEDs: Blue when power is on; Yellow whenever the battery is charging; Green when the battery is fully charged; Red when the battery is low.

This guide was first published on Aug 15, 2017. It was last updated on Aug 15, 2017.

This page (Test the Circuitry) was last updated on Apr 18, 2020.

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