Questions tagged [power]

This tag is for questions regarding powering and/or power consumption of Arduino systems.

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how do i know what battery(how much ampere and voltage) my circuit needs to work perfectly?

i really love to make a lot of things but i always have this problem that i don't know how can i determine what battery(with how much voltage and amp)my circuit must have to work perfectly! please ...
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Part identification [closed]

This may be a dumb question but i would like to know what this part is. Anyone who knows?
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sleep mode and watchdog at the same time

suppose a project with Arduino that we should save battery power, so we use sleep mode and also avoiding the Arduino of hanging and use watchdog timer. But the problem is here that when the Arduino ...
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5V on HIGH Digital Pins, Only While Using USB Power

So I have a small problem with my Arduino Pro Mini here. May be worth noting that it is a clone, but otherwise this is still some weird functionality. I have done some experimenting so I'll just set ...
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ESP01 to DC Motor powered via Battery with Power Regulator

Hi I'm wanting to control a dc motor through esp-01 and to have it powered by batteries. To keep my esp-01 safe, I have found the esp-01 adapter to regulate voltage. I am wondering if anyone could ...
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how can i conect a lipo charger to a teensy 4.0?

I have the battery charger product https://www.adafruit.com/product/2124 and a teensy 4.0, that I would like to use to power it. what, if any pin would I connect from bat, to the teensy? Its my ...
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MB-102 BreadBoard Power Supply Limitation

Does the MB-102 can handle Arduino Uno, SIM900 and 3 other modules that requires 5v? If yes, does 9v battery is enough? If no, please suggest me what should I use that uses only 1 barrel jack(if ...
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Why doesn't pin 19 work when powering the EzSBC Esp32 board from batteries?

I recently got an ESP32-01 Breakout and Development Board from EzSBC.com. It is advertised as a board specifically designed for use with batteries because of it's low current draw when in sleep. As ...
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How to save data in arduino when it's power goes off

I am doing a project 'arduino based switch operation'. Here the user needs to set a time to turn on relay and set time to turn it off. The problem is that I want to supply power to arduino using ...
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How to Set the Control Register on the DS3231 RTC module for Arduino UNO R3?

I am using the DS3231 RTC connected to an Arduino UNO R3 for a project. I won’t go into detail, but I need to save power, therefore I am using the DS3231 Alarm Interrupt to wake the Arduino from sleep....
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MkrWan freezes after short power outage

My MkrWan running on 5v 3A external adapter without battery. When short time(15-20 second) power outage happens Mkrwan still seems running. I think it consumes power on capacitors on adapter but ...
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Nodemcu powering with 5.2v and 2A?

I bought a this voltage regulator . DC-DC 5v 8A voltage regulator. ıts supported 8-35V input voltage . And i want to use this with 12v power supply. But i searched on the internet . Nodemcu max amp is ...
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How can I power an ESP8266 using a 9V 1A barrel connector power supply?

I have a Huzzah Feather ESP8266 (pinout) and due to the requirements of my project, I need to supply it with a 9V power adapter with a barrel connector, such as this one. I'm REALLY new to all of ...
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Powering Arduino and transistors with one power supply > 12V

So say you want to use transistors with your Arduino Nano to power components, which require greater than 12V. If your power supply is more than 12V, is there a way to safely use the same power supply ...
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Power 5v from l298n to 5v pin arduino

im using the l298n module, and 3x 18650 batterys (near 12v total), and supplying 12v to the 12v pin of the l298 module. Can i use the 5v pin of the module to power the 5v pin of arduino? Or i need a ...
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Code uploads successfully on esp8266-01 but doesn't run

I am using esp8266-01 board. It was working fine few days ago, the codes uploaded and ran successfully. But now that I upload code to it, it gets uploaded successfully but it doesn't work. I am using ...
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Digispark clone not recognised when plugged in

When I plug in my digispark clone the computer doesn't make any sounds or some kind of acknowledgement that it has been plugged in. Anyone know why this may be or is it just a dodgy clone?
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Power Source for Arduino

So I have SIM900 Shield and Arduino Uno and they have both power jack, is it possible to power one of them using one power jack and connect it's power with another? If it is possible, I sincerely need ...
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Powering Arduino MEGA 2560 safely without computer [closed]

How can I safely power my Arduino MEGA 2560 and have it run programs without being connected to my computer? If I am actually able to do so I assume that means it needs a new external power source, ...
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Arduino Nano Fried on Music Reactive Led Strip

I'm doing a project that involves an Arduino Nano, a sound detection microphone module and a RGB Led strip (individually adressable leds). I also bought an accumulator so I can connect everything ...
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Hook Arduino up with thermal printer and power both externally

Disclaimer: I have no connection to adafruit. A friend and me want to build a little project. We want to connect an arduino to a thermal printer and then print out little fortune-cookie like messages,...
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Powering LED strip with Power bank (Arduino UNO)

First time ever working with Arduino UNO. I'm trying to power my RGB LED strip (addressable 5050+WS2812 RGB 5V IP20) via a Power bank (2x USB-A. One port's max 12 V DC - 1.2A, 9 V DC - 1.6A, 5.1 V DC ...
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Is it possible to supply Arduino nano with LED-stripe from 12V [closed]

Arduino max amperage is 200mA with 5V supply. But I can connect arduino with LED-stripe to one 12V 40A power supply in parallel. It gives most balanced power consumption between LED-stripe and arduino ...
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DS3231 High Power Consumption

I plan to use my Arduino with a small battery all the time so I don't want it to use so much power. I was checking power consumption of DS3231 with a multimeter, at first it was fluttering around 1 mA ...
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Press On Hold Off Power Switch

Hi everyone I am hoping someone here can help me. I am trying to make an arduino turn my project on and off.Using a relay. I am looking for it to act like a computer power button. A short press to ...
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Measure current across shunt resistor (Power Analysis)

I am trying to reproduce the side-channel power analysis attack described in this paper: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/7946/a8ee82658e2ffb017270331f220a55f5ace6.pdf for educational purposes. The ...
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Wich power supply should I get? ws2812b 5m [duplicate]

I have a ws2812b 5v 5m led strip and I don't know wich power supply should I get. How much ampers I must have.
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Low power error with serial connection

So I want to create an application where I can send data with a SIM-Module, and when it's not needed it should fall into a "standby-mode" because it's battery powered. But I always get this exact ...
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Powering the Arduino with a battery and reading the battery voltage

I am trying to display the battery level as it is being used to power the arduino. I have tried powering the arduino through the USB and the battery voltage is read accurately, when compared to the ...
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Question about whether 9v power vs usb power affects tasks

I made a lock with a servo and keypad with RGB LED and when I use my computer to power the lock when it unlocks it stays that way, but when it is running on the 9v battery the it unlock then locks ...
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24v LED strip with common anode?

I have a 5m strip of 24v tunable white LEDs and I'm trying to figure out what I need set it up. There's a pad for V+ and then one for brightness and one for warmth. If I plug the V+ in V+ on a 24v ...
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Powering LED Strip at both ends shorts my psu?

I've got a 200 LEDs strip of sk9822's hooked up to a 5V 8A power supply. As expected, at full white, there's considerable voltage drop and the far end of the strip turns from white to amber. I wanted ...
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Arduino ds3231to TM1638 problems,alarm clock project

Good morning, I am coding an alarm clock on arduino by using a DS3231 and a TM1638. The code works and the time updates in the serial monitor,although the time doesn't update on the tm1638. I'll ...
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Arduino Nano IoT Power Consumption

I am trying to reduce the power of my Arduino Nano IoT. I would like to run it using a battery over a longer time period. I thought this would be possible when putting it to sleep most of the time. ...
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Reading I2C data from SW6106 register

I am using the SW6106 powerbank IC as an I2C but no matter what I have tried I couldn't read something other than "FF". Datasheet for the IC. Timing diagram for reading data: Timing diagram for ...
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Determine if Arduino is rapidly pulsed on and off several times

Greetings fellow humans! I've set myself the task of ascertaining whether an Arduino has been rapidly power cycled to force it into a setup state, a feature common with many IoT devices. So I ...
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How to assign an interrupt to a button press with an ATtiny? (interrupt not fired with my code)

(Here is finally a solution). I'm using the following code on a ATtiny45 to assign an interrupt to a button press (pin #7, PB2, INT0). However the LED doesn't blink when the button is pressed, as if ...
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How to deep sleep ATtiny/ATmega (to run for years with batteries) but still detect a button press?

Question (TL;DR): what is the optimal method to deep sleep (to run an ATtiny45 or ATmega on batteries for 1+ year) but still be able to detect a button press? Is it possible to deep sleep until a ...
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Can I use laptop USB port to power Nodemcu if every port used

I wonder if a laptop USB port is enough or I have to use an external power supply if the NodeMCU under heavy load. Here is my list of sensors and port used. 3.3V 3.3V D1 to D7 A0 GND Sensors: ...
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wake from powerDown to check sensor then put back to sleep

I am using an Arduino Pro Mini with various sensors. I am powering it with 2 3.7v 3400mA batteries which I recharge with a solar panel. I take a reading from the batteries and if the reading is ...
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Common button on two Arduinos and two computers

We have two computers giving two presentations that need to be triggered in sync. I know how to send the space button via Arduino, but I want to check it will be safe for the computers. If each ...
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Does a pulldown resistor use less battery power than a pullup resistor?

I am designing a circuit connected to a simple open-close sensor, like a switch. For ease of construction, the circuit with the sensor switch closes to ground, and uses a 1 MΩ pullup resistor to Vcc ...
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12V but what Ampere?

So if my arduino will draw around 800mA @5V and the dc-dc buck converter around 266mA @5V plus solenoid 1.2A @12V, is it a good idea to get 12V 4A (48W) power supply? Since Filip Franik told me that ...
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Arduino uno + 5 IR obstacle sensor

I have IR sensor with current draw 100ma i have to connect 5 of them is i can connect all 5 with arduino directly or i have to use external power suplly for them
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Arduino-Controlled LED Matrix issues

I am making a 20 x 15 LED matrix, and am having some super annoying problems. I was hoping you all could help me find some answers. It is very important to note that I am following BitLuni's video ...
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Floating power supply for Arduino - Is it still connected to the USB ground?

I am trying to power my Arduino Mega 2560 from a benchtop power supply. I plan to essentially feed in a 9V supply directly on the Vin pin and connect the GND pin to the floating ground pin on the ...
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Can I power Raspberry Pi 3 via 3V3 and GND pin? [closed]

Can I power my Pi 3 using the 3v3 pin (pin 1) and GND pin (pin 6)? Also, if I want to protect the board from power surges can I just put a fuse between my power supply and the 3v3 pin? Thanks in ...
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Circuit with a tip120 works with a Led but, don't with a vibrator motor

I have 2 Arduino Nano's. One with RF transmitter and the other with an RF receiver of 433 MHz and both have two 3v vibration motors. I want one Arduino to send a string to the other Arduino to let him ...
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Running many devices on 5V pin. How to provide external power

I'm using my Arduino DUE 5V pin to power a lot of sensors and I'm worried about the drop in current. I'm powering the board using the USB port. Is this the correct way or is there a different way of ...
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HC-SRO4 always returns zero no matter what I do?

Wondering if it's the sensor or the code? can anyone help? I've used the code here /* HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Sensor with LCD dispaly HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Sensor VCC to Arduino 5V GND to Arduino GND ...

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