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ikorsa

Arduino use 12V for main  power from power supply. To USB port just hookup +5V backup battery. So wheck when power down Arduino still working without interuption. Work fine.
But
how to find out  in my program when 12V lost (220V down)?

I know I can use any pin hookup to 12V( using resitors) and messure, but
may be more easy way to do that ?

I hope it should be like Interupt that happend when Arduino switch from one power to backup and  back

retrolefty

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I know I can use any pin hookup to 12V( using resitors) and messure, but
may be more easy way to do that ?

I hope it should be like Interupt that happend when Arduino switch from one power to backup and  back


Well you could wire your voltage divided 12vdc to pins 2 or 3 and write an interrupt handler?

ikorsa

Thanks! I know that as I post. I'm asking may be there is a simplest way, like read some register which source is used... Or may be I'm wrong - may be proccessor don't know which source it is used.

I think this question is a common for using Arduino as a monitoring controller

Thanks!

James C4S

This is the simplest way to detect the power change.

The Arduino does not have built-in monitoring.
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