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 If you're using the Shades Audio Sensor with the RGB Shades, we recommend using our custom [[http://macetech.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3&products_id=62|24AWG Power-only USB Cable]] to connect power to the RGB Shades from a USB battery pack. The RGB Shades are a fairly high-power device, and draw large pulses of current to power the LEDs. We included a very thin USB cable for ease of wearability with RGB Shades shipped before January 12th, 2016. Normally, this cable is not problematic, but the analog circuitry of the Shades Audio Sensor is sensitive to noise on the power rails. The custom cable greatly reduces power supply noise. It is only a power cable; while we generally don't like power-only cables, we needed to make a compromise in order to supply enough current while keeping the cable thin enough to wear comfortably.\\ If you're using the Shades Audio Sensor with the RGB Shades, we recommend using our custom [[http://macetech.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3&products_id=62|24AWG Power-only USB Cable]] to connect power to the RGB Shades from a USB battery pack. The RGB Shades are a fairly high-power device, and draw large pulses of current to power the LEDs. We included a very thin USB cable for ease of wearability with RGB Shades shipped before January 12th, 2016. Normally, this cable is not problematic, but the analog circuitry of the Shades Audio Sensor is sensitive to noise on the power rails. The custom cable greatly reduces power supply noise. It is only a power cable; while we generally don't like power-only cables, we needed to make a compromise in order to supply enough current while keeping the cable thin enough to wear comfortably.\\
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-===== Sensitivity Switch ===== 
-On the Shades Audio Sensor V2, there is a small switch to select high and low audio sensitivity (marked H and L). Use low sensitivity in very loud areas, and high sensitivity with normal audio levels.\\ 
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-===== Assembly Instructions ===== 
-=== Solder Output Jumper === 
-**This step is not necessary on the Shades Audio Sensor V2. On the new version, we have a 9-pin header that connects to a pin on the LED Shades that doesn't exist on the RGB Shades, so it's automatically connected correctly!** 
  
 :!: **DO THIS FIRST!** The output selection jumper is on the back side of the PCB. It must be jumpered to the correct setting in order to access the analog output of the module. If you solder the module to the RGB Shades or LED Matrix Shades before setting the jumper, you will need to desolder the module in order to access it again. :!: **DO THIS FIRST!** The output selection jumper is on the back side of the PCB. It must be jumpered to the correct setting in order to access the analog output of the module. If you solder the module to the RGB Shades or LED Matrix Shades before setting the jumper, you will need to desolder the module in order to access it again.
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