I have an ESP8266 Wemos D1R2 Board with a JSN-SR04T-2.0 ultrasonic range finder and everything works perfectly when I have the device connected to my computer USB or via a 12V battery into the onboard regulator via the external power jack. However when I use a 240V AC to 12V DC transformer to power the setup my readings become quite erratic. I have checked the voltage coming out of the power supply (12.48v) and the voltage going to the sensor (3.28V, I have it coming off the 3.3V pin) and it is the same on each type of power supply so the onboard regulator is working. Can anyone advise what might cause this? The transformer provides 1A which is more than enough as I have measured the peak usage at <100ma
The JSN-SR04T-2.0 ultrasonic range finder is rated to 5Volts. giving it 3.3 volts may not be enough. from my limited knowledge it should work if you give it a separate power supply and not depend on the 3.3 volts of the ESP.