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I wanted to know if its possible to power an Arduino with a 14v battery and if so how?
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I wanted to know if its possible to power an Arduino with a 14v battery and if so how?

Just wire it to a mating plug for the external power connector on the board. 14v will cause the on-board +5vdc regulator to run hotter then if you used 7-10vdc, but it will work. I powered my board with a +15vdc laptop power pak for many months without problems.

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You could add a step down regulator also,
http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/2102
get longer life out of your battery and let your arduino board run cooler.
Step it down to 5V and run it into the +5v pin.
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