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BillO

If the input to the regulator is left floating and not grounded accidentally, or attached to a lower voltage source, there should be no problem.  But as CrossRoads noted, a diode sure won't hurt.


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"low parts count" is synonymous with "not very robust"


I am not sure I agree with this.
Facts just don't care if you ignore them.

CrossRoads

Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years. Check out the ATMega1284P based Bobuino and other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  www.crossroadsfencing.com/BobuinoRev17.
Arduino for Teens available at Amazon.com.

BillO

Very nice.

It seems that you cannot power it from the USB cable.  I actually like that idea.
Facts just don't care if you ignore them.

CrossRoads

Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years. Check out the ATMega1284P based Bobuino and other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  www.crossroadsfencing.com/BobuinoRev17.
Arduino for Teens available at Amazon.com.

BillO

Okay, I see it now.  Hmm, almost a little disappointed.
Facts just don't care if you ignore them.

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