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Jaychad

Im wanting to power my arduino via a battery pack.   what kind of jack should be used, and is there any where on the arduino boards, uno and mega, that i can solder the  wires to instead?

knut_ny

barrel jack  2.1mm inner 5.5 outer.

Power can be supplied to Vin-pin and gnd
If your supply is 5V (4V..5,5V) regulated - go to 5V-rail (bypassing onboard regulator)
Ny

fungus


Im wanting to power my arduino via a battery pack.   what kind of jack should be used, and is there any where on the arduino boards, uno and mega, that i can solder the  wires to instead?


You can solder wires to the bottom of the board under the power input jack. There's some big solder joints there, perfect for adding a wire.

There's three pads. Check with a multimeter to see which pin is which. Two are connected to GND, one is connected the center pin of the jack.
Advanced Arduino

Jaychad

awesome.  Thank you again

Billysugger

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Jaychad


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