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john1944

Problems getting the A6 to work. I'm using Elecrow shield on a Uno. 

Before destroying something are the following points correct:

1. With the Uno,  SoftwareSerial is required at 11500 baud.

2. power_key must be connected to +5V for a couple of seconds.  The Elecrow board as a push button to do this.  It is also tied to D7 which does nothing.  Am I correct that the full 5V are needed so an Arduino output is not adequate.  Is it also OK to permanently hardwire this connection so there is no need to press a button?

3. The Uno has an insufficient power supply for the A6.  A separate 2A source is needed.

Thanks


dannable

Take a look at the page in my signature. Whilst it's not A6 specific it does answer a lot of your questions.
Beginners guide to using the Seeedstudio SIM900 GPRS/GSM Shield

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