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Topic: Question about powering a nano and a DC motor (Read 43 times) previous topic - next topic

Dieghog

Hello! I've been experimenting with powered arduinos an really i know nothing. I have a 130 dc motor from adafruit and a nano clone, powered them with a 12V 23A each, one passed through a voltage regulator which outputs 5v to the arduino.

This battery is choosen by  the limitations of the enclosure of which i put this things (I'm making a april fools prank, will share soon :D)

My question is, how can i calculate how much power will the arduino draw from the battery just to stay on, and can i power the two devices with just one battery, whit one output passed through the regulator and the other clean 12v?

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