Imperf3kt wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:15 pm
Ive shorted 5v to ground on a Pi3b for an extended time, I've shorted 3v3 to ground on a Pi3A+ (and every other pin was off by one because I attached something incorrectly), I've connected a GPIO set as an input, to something trying to use it as an output, and vice versa...
Not one of these actions has killed any of my Pi's yet.
Maybe (where do you get your luck from? Obviously a good batch
Just don't accidentally short 3V3 to 5V (GPIO header pins 1&2
), especially on a Pi3B+.
And don't accidentally connect a GPIO set as output to something that expects it to be an input (that's why series protection resistors of around 1K are recommended on GPIO inputs, in case they accidentally become outputs).
And don't put 5V (or higher voltage) anywhere near a GPIO.
All these things can (AKA will) damage and possibly destroy a Pi.