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yea for a computer they are but you plug a brick into them then it converts voltages

well you can plug a brick in to a arduino ...

see where I am going smiley
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yea for a computer they are but you plug a brick into them then it converts voltages

well you can plug a brick in to a arduino ...

see where I am going

I was meaning it more as a "power supply option", not really for the Arduino; I understand that you could just plug the brick into the external barrel jack (or VIN) and go thru the on-board regulator - that would make more sense for most projects...

Now, if you were bypassing the regulator, or using/building a standalone system where you needed possibly more current than a regular regulator could give, you could put the mating ATX connector (Molex MiniFit Jr line, IIRC) on the board, and then easily plug in the PicoPSU (or even a regular ATX PSU) to power the entire board. Granted, though, this kind of setup would only be useful in a minority of cases and needs, most likely...

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The different idea of ATX Power is to use ATX PS independently from the pc to work powering arduino and other devices that need more current and - possible - differente voltages.
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