Getting Started

Unpack and inspect the kit carefully.

Figure 1. PIC32CXMTSH-DB Kit

The board is inside an enclosure made of polycarbonate UL 94 V-0 (271 mm x 170 mm x 60 mm). The board can be accessed by opening the enclosure through both quick-release catches using a screwdriver. The board is mounted on a panel over the base. Take the board out of the PCB spacers to release the board from the enclosure.

Figure 2. Open the Enclosure

The transparent lid allows checking the status of the output LEDs and the LCD display with the closed enclosure.

Once the board is powered, the PIC32CXMTSH-DB runs the pre-programmed Microchip Demo Meter application.

For a further description of the application firmware and its functionality, refer to the PIC32CXMTx-DB Getting Started User Guide and the Metering Demo and Developer User Guide.

To connect the USB cable to J12 or the AC/DC wall adapter to J3, it is not necessary to open the enclosure.

Figure 3. Connection of AC/DC Wall Adapter and USB

However, it is necessary to open the enclosure to connect an AC power source (mains grid) to the J1 and J2 connectors. Once the connections are made, remember to close the enclosure before connecting it to mains.

Figure 4. Connection of AC Power Source
Warning: When the board is connected to the mains grid, there is a risk of PERSONAL INJURY OR PHYSICAL DAMAGE. Make sure that the enclosure is closed before connecting the board to the mains grid and do not open the lid.
Important: Remember that it is not necessary to open the enclosure for the proper functioning of the board. However, if you need to open the enclosure and manipulate the board, make sure that it is disconnected from mains.