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powering with 5v

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:29 am
by kitbots
I've set up dual DMDs controlled by my Eleven. The DMDs are powered via a small 5v power supply. I'd like to power the Eleven from this same power supply and I see the USB connection supplies 5V whilst the separate power plug wants 7 - 12v. I could just get another USB mini plug and connect it to 5v but are there existing pins on the board I could use instead? I see 5V and Gnd pins on the "power" six pin connector. Could I just connect via them?

Pete

Re: powering with 5v

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:48 am
by csconsulting
Yes you can.

The 5 volt rail is common to the entire circuit, so if you apply power to that rail, you can power the microcontroller.

Re: powering with 5v

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:44 pm
by kitbots
csconsulting wrote:Yes you can.

The 5 volt rail is common to the entire circuit, so if you apply power to that rail, you can power the microcontroller.

Thanks :) Thats going to make things much simpler.