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testpresta2

Hello,

Is it possible to power supply Arduino MKR1000 with AAA or AA battery ?

Thanks

ballscrewbob

It certainly is possible but normal alkaline AA or AAA will not last too long especially if you have other sensors attached.

Clearly dont use the LIPO port for this approach and stick to using the VIN pin and stay below the specs for the board.

Is there any reason it has to be those type of battery ?


It may not be the answer you were looking for but its the one I am giving based on either experience, educated guess, google or the fact that you gave nothing to go with in the first place so I used my wonky crystal ball.

testpresta2

LIPO batteries are very dangerous.
I see some other MKR models works with AA or AAA but this is not written for MKR 1000...

ballscrewbob

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Nov 05, 2017, 07:01 pm Last Edit: Nov 05, 2017, 07:01 pm by ballscrewbob
LiPo's Dangerous in what sense ?

The MKR's have a charging circuit built in that prevents overcharge etc.

Almost any board can run from A series batteries but as I said if they are the alkaline type you will probably find yourself changing them quite often unless you start using sleep modes etc etc and you haven't yet mentioned what or how you are using the MKR with in terms of ancillary devices I simply cannot say much more than I have.

Maybe provide a lot more detail ?


It may not be the answer you were looking for but its the one I am giving based on either experience, educated guess, google or the fact that you gave nothing to go with in the first place so I used my wonky crystal ball.

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