I'm looking to power an Arduino Mega using this IPC-5 power supply from Teknic since I will have a free port (the other powers a servo). I would like to use this extra port to power my Arduino rather than draw power from another source. The problem is that this is 75V coming out which would eat up the Arduino.
Is it as simple as hooking up a resistor in series with the Arduino to bring the voltage down to about 7V for the Arduino? If that's the case, then how can I determine the unknowns to find the appropriate resistor?
Correct me if I'm wrong, but if I apply Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff's Rules, I can set up this relationship: 75V = IR + 7V. Can I make an assumption for the current to solve for the resistance?
This is my first real Arduino project, so my knowledge of many things that y'all may consider common knowledge is lacking.