XO-1.5's sudden death - oven resurrected!
wad at laptop.org
Tue Oct 16 00:54:53 EDT 2012
On Oct 16, 2012, at 12:27 AM, Chris Leonard wrote:
>> Having said that, in cases like the XO boards I think that we could and *should* know, at least the chemicals involved
> This link is the RoHS declaration for the XO-1. I have no knowledge
> of the potential changes in chemical composition between the XO-1 and
> the XO-1.5 or of the availability of the RoHS certificate for the
> XO-1.5 at this point in time.
> I imagine this would probably be a reasonable approximation of what an
> XO-1.5 RoHS sheet would look like, but that is purely speculation on
> my part.
Yes, every XO model meets RoHS. Starting with the latter half of XO-1.5
production, we also meet the USA's Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act
as a child's toy. This covers nasties like phthalates (the power supply cord
wasn't passing at first). The motherboards are not, however, halogen free.
Despite all this certification, I know that compliance checking of suppliers/materials
is expensive and rarely done periodically (the power supply cord manufacturer
assured us that the second and third failing samples were phthalate-free!)
Take caution (and preheat the board at 80C for an hour, not 15 min.)
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