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federicomuelas

hi everyone,
I'm using the arduino mini on a battery operated project that has to last at least four months. I'm using a Latch relay to fully cut the power to the arduino when no need it. if I use the sleep or power off function of the arduino still is using a bit of current that will eventually drain the battery.
the system works fine but when turned on I need the arduino to response as fas as possible. I haven't tried with the Arduino Mini yet, but i tried with the mega and a 9 v battery and it takes at least a second to start executing the code. is there a way to speed up the start up time of the mini?
thanks!!!
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spycatcher2k

if its a permanent install, buy a blank chip, and burn the sketch to it with a programmer - no boot loader = no pause at start-up.


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federicomuelas

oh, thanks Drew,
now that you told me I found this link
http://www.arduino.cc/en/Hacking/Programmer
thanks!
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