5V input and short Vin and 5V? [solved]


I have a regulated 5V power supply with a power jack. Can i plug it into the Arduino and shunt (edit : short) the 5V pin and the Vin pin to have 5V for the microcontroler? Is there a risk to damage the board? Otherwise i have to ad a female power jack on my shield…


Yes you can do that if you mean shorting instead of shunting. The only danger is if some one plugs a higher voltage into this thinking it is a normal arduino.

Thanks a lot!!!

I meant shorting ;-)