Questions tagged [power]

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

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Arduino due erase button and power switching

Last days I have been investigatin schematics of arduino due board. The purpose of proper understanding of schematics in crucial for me, beacuse I indend to build myself my own board with some minor ...
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TRIAC Pulse driver for Spot Welder (help needed with programming)

I have designed and built a transformer driver board for my spot welder. It is powered from mains electricity (230 V) and consists of the following segments: triac drive and protection, zero cross ...
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Correctly Powering Lilypad Arduino

I am trying to correctly power a Lilypad Arduino that is attached with an HC-05, Lilypad temp sensor, and Amped pulse sensor. So far I have found that powering by plugging the Lilypad into my laptop ...
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Atmel SAM MCU (on Arduino Due) only boots after second power up

I am using an Arduino Due as a prototyping board for a microcontroller project. The due has the chip Atmel ATSAM3X8E, with an ARM Cortex-M3 core. I am programming the flash directly using Atmel Studio ...
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Power servo with external power using a hacked USB cable

I want to use a servo motor and control it by an Arduino Duemilanove (or a Leonardo). It seems to work fine when I connect it directly to Arduino's VCC, GND and an PWM pin. But I am a bit worried if ...
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Bluetooth Communication Not Working with DC Power But Works With USB Power?

I am running a HM-10 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) module to transmit serial data (using SoftwareSerial) from an analog sensor onboard my Arduino Uno to a serial terminal app on my Android phone. When I ...
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NodeMCU Power supply

I got a question about externally powering my NodeMCU V3. It has an onboard voltage regulator (3v3) which breaks out to 3 header pins. Now I want to power 3v3 from an external board. Can I supply 3v3 ...
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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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Turning on controller with button and turning off with a timeout

I am making a device controlled by an ESP 8266 and am wanting to save power by having it power down when not in use. The desired behavior is for a momentary button press or vibration sensor activation ...
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Arduino Fio and Solar Pairing

I'm creating a weather station and want the station to be completely power independent. I'm using the Arduino Fio (https://www.arduino.cc/en/pmwiki.php?n=Main/ArduinoBoardFio) and have estimated the ...
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Can I power a Wemos D1 R2 via the VIN and GND pins?

Can I power a Wemos D1 R2 via the VIN and GND pins? If so, at what voltage?
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LED strip with 12v power connected to ESP32

I'm looking at controlling a ws2811 strip and I have seen mention that you should share the same ground between the strip and the controller, which does make sense. I do not currently have a proper ...
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Arduino Uno with data logging shield has a problem switching power sources

I have the basic Adafruit "Light & Temperature data logger Tutorial kit" made, and it works well when connected to a PC, but when I unplug the PC USB connection and hook it up to another power ...
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Solenoid flyback, relayboard switch

I want to open a solenoid valve with an arduino, and have set up the following circuit The plan is to add solenoids to every relay on the board. I am wondering if this circuit is any useful, or if ...
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Arduino Fails to Read Thermocouple on External Power

I'm having what I believe to be a power issue with an Arduino project. I've tried 3 different power supplies (all separately): My computer via USB B A 5V USB "outlet" via USB B A 5V USB "outlet", ...
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Different behavior when Arduino Micro powered by laptop USB vs portable charger USB

I'm working on a project that uses an LM35 temperature sensor to control a few LEDs. Above 97 degrees, one LED should switch on. Below 95 degrees, it should switch off and the other should switch on. ...
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LEDs interfering with analog sound detection

My project is a sound reactive LED display on an Arduino Nano. There are 112 WS2811s in series connected to 5v, Gnd and D5 via 220ohm resistor. I have a Keyes style sound detection module that has an ...
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Arduino Due, program not there after power off

When i program my arduino Due after a RESET, my program is still there. However, when i power off my Due and then turn it back on, no program is there! There is no persistence in the program and i ...
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which Arduino UNO ethernet shield supports power over ethernet?

I ordered for this ethernet shield for my UNO as shown on the amazon website listing I was thinking to add power over ethernet module to take advantage of shield that supports adding POE module. . ...
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ATMega328 not able to fully switch coreless motor on

I'm having trouble regarding motor control in a project I'm working on. It uses an ATMega328 DIP package on a PCB. The motors I'm using are small coreless motors and I'm trying to control them using ...
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Arduino code not starting at beginning after poweroff

I created a few Arduino-XBee temperature sensor nodes that send data to another XBee node.js server. I'm running into a few issues trying to write a function to initiate a handshake and receive an ...
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How to get power for a nexus 7 while reading serial data from an arduino over usb?

Does anyone know how to simultaneously power a Nexus 7 tablet while simultaneously reading serial data from an arduino over USB? I have had quite some trouble with this and have attempted multiple ...
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Sim800L HTTP post request stop working after a while

I am desperate to get my SIM800L module (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SIM800L-GPRS-GSM-Module-Board-Quadband-QUAD-BAND-Antenna-for-MCU-Arduino-/321992759287) sending POST requests for a long period of ...
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What is the Arduino Nano maximum wattage?

Hello, I am currently working on a DIY project and I would like to know the Maximum Wattage of a Arduino Nano with a ATmega328 processor. If anyone know what it is it would be a great help. Ricky
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Hot regulator 7.7V Vin @ 135mA

Sorry folks, I understand this question has been asked quite few times, but I wasn't able to find a definitive answer: my Mega 2560 R3 is powered by 7.7V from Vin, and runs at a steady 135mA (in ...
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Pro Mini 3.3v + Neopixel not working when disconnected from USB

I'm doing a project using an Arduino pro mini 3.3v and Adafruit's Neopixel. I've flashed an example (strand example) from the Adafruit Neopixel's library sketch into the Arduino using the FTDI Basic ...
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gpio input read 0, but voltage is 3V3

I'm using GPIO api and configure it as input pull down. It reads value 0. However, when I use power meter, and connect this gpio and ground, it shows 3.3V. Is it normal or maybe some other peripheral ...
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Arduino ProMini green led flashing and unable to reset

so I'm using a promini running on solar power. For some reason, after sometime it gets stuck with the green led flashing and only by cutting power can I reset the promini. Even the reset button doesnt ...
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Controlling multiple LED strips with arduino

I want to control several (undecided) cut strips of these led lights:here. I want to be able to turn the LEDs on and off from the arduino, but I know that the voltage is too high to work with with ...
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Driving stepper motors adafruit motor shield v2

I got an Arduino Uno Rev3 and Adafruits Motor Shield V2. I also got two RepRap stepper motors: Frame size 42 x 42mm - NEMA 17 1.8 degree step angle Length 47mm Holding torque 44 N.cm (4.4kg.cm, 62oz....
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Can I use the SVG headers on the SainSmart Uno to drive servos?

I am working with a Sainsmart Uno with SVG header pins. This header is really convenient for hooking a servo to directly, so I have two servos connected to it on D9 and D10 and a 9v battery supplying ...
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Olimexino (32u4): power down

I want to power down my Olimexino as much as possible and only wakeup on a pin-change interrupt. I removed the 3.3V/5V jumper (so the processor does not get power) and 3µA were displayed, so the ...
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Why can't I use Jeelib Sleepy on the Teensy 2 along with Serial

I have been using the Jeelib Sleepy functionality for several years now to achieve low power states on the Arduino ATmega328/1280/2560 boards, specifically the LoseSomeTime functionality. I want to ...
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NodeMCU Power Draw and charging Circuitry

I am planning to build a small wireless keyboard, around 5 buttons and 1 rotary encoder, that will connect via WiFi to my Spotify account. For this project, I was looking at the Node MCU for the board....
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Feather will not work if GPS is attached

I have a feather huzzah, and a feather GPS shield. The feather will not accept program code while the GPS is plugged in. I have determined this is some sort of power issue. I have a battery connected ...
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How to power 6 servo motors using battery to create a robotic arm?

I am trying to create a robotic arm. The problem is that I could not run all 6 servo motors -3 MG966r servo motors and 3 MG90S servo motors - simultaneously, using 12V and 3A AC to DC adaptor. Last ...
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What current is safe for Wemos d1?

I've got 12V / 400mA power supply for my Wemos D1 R1, and I'm using VIN output(I need 12V for led strip). I need to change this power supply because of color, and I can't find similiar with the same ...
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External vs arduino power supply for servo motors?

I recently created a project that involves the control of three SG90 servo motors. I started off by controlling this through the 5V output pin of the Arduino Uno, with the Arduino powered through the ...
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Arduino Uno SD card storage

I am interested in storing accelerometer data to an SD card. Since power consumption is the main consideration of my project, it is important to do as few writes to the SD as possible, because the SD ...
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Saving Power :: Reducing Power Consumption

For Arduino Nano 33 IoT, I want to turn off everything except Bluetooth and Wireless since I don't use them. My question please: Can I switch off / deactivate the IMU sensors completely? If yes, How ...
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Arduino Turn Signals

Could I use an Arduino to power run the following lights? Here I have a project in mind, and although I am new to electronics, I am a computer programmer (C, C++, C#, Java) by profession so the coding ...
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Motor driver shield l239D should be giving enough power but it doesn't

I am doing a line follower robot using motor driver shield l239D stacked with an Arduino uno to run 2 DC motors and two infrared sensors. I am supplying 12V to the motor driver shield trough three ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...