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Topic: I need 5V but the power pins are occupied (Read 679 times) previous topic - next topic

marcopolver

Hi to everybody,

I need to connect a device to the 5V of my Arduino Mega, but a necessary shield occupies all the power pins...how can I connect the device?

Thanks a lot!

Grumpy_Mike

Solder a wire to a 5V point on the board or the shied.

bigred1212

Power probably doesn't have to come from the Arduino.  Draw power from the same source the Arduino is drawing from.

mirith


Solder a wire to a 5V point on the board or the shied.

Or if you are already running wires out of the 5V section, just splice on another wire to run to the new part.  Are you using a breadboard at all?

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