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Topic: Select power supply in MEGA1280 (Read 952 times) previous topic - next topic

daniel_depando

Hello and thanks to read this.

My question is: Is possible choose the source of the power supply in the MEGA 1280?

Any idea??

rowan

I'm pretty sure its selected automatically:
The Arduino Mega can be powered via the USB connection or with an external power supply. The power source is selected automatically.
External (non-USB) power can come either from an AC-to-DC adapter (wall-wart) or battery. The adapter can be connected by plugging a 2.1mm center-positive plug into the board's power jack. Leads from a battery can be inserted in the Gnd and Vin pin headers of the POWER connector.
The board can operate on an external supply of 6 to 20 volts. If supplied with less than 7V, however, the 5V pin may supply less than five volts and the board may be unstable. If using more than 12V, the voltage regulator may overheat and damage the board. The recommended range is 7 to 12 volts.

daniel_depando

Okis, I though the same ;)

Thanks rowan fot he reply.

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