Forgive me for this really dumb question. I am an amateur in electronics, and im trying to wrap up my head around this question and im not able to do so. Need your help.
Im trying to power up a nodemcu using a 5v 1A power supply- I connected +ve to Vin and ground to ground. But i see that 5v is not enough to power up the nodemcu. So i removed the 5V and connected to a 9V battery, and again I find the same issue- the power is not enough. Knowing that i did something wrong - i measured the voltage across Vin and ground and find it to be around 2.5V when using the 5v source and around 2.5V when using the 9 V battery too.
Confused and thinking that my nodemcu is corrupted, i ordered a new one, and did the same. But i find that when i try to supply power using Vin, the voltage across the device- Vin and ground is around 2.5V for the newer device also. Obviously Im missing something.
Can anyone tell me what is it that Im doing wrong. Please tell me how to power a nodemcu without using a usb and only using a 5v source.