Some arduino boards are happy with 10v like Nano Every, I’m powering my with 16.8, the regulator is really good on board
Agreed, but OP was talking of Uno. I think 6.4 to 8.4 is great for an Uno.
Yeah, I was talking about an UNO.
I don't have good experience with the Nano Every.
yeah but is not the reason to throw a perfectly good battery away
Oh I completely agree.
Also Don't throw batteries away ever
There are plenty of recycling facilities.
I didn't feel comfortable keeping it around. It's melted so many wires...
At the time (and honestly even now) I was very new to Arduino so I didn't know what I was doing. If I had the choice now I would have kept it.
I learned that after it was long gone.
Let's get out ahead of the next one. You know not to burn tires?
I kid, but seriously stick around. I'm sure I'll ask the next dumb question and you can ridicule me next time.
I ask ALL the dumb questions.
At least you have a good attitude about it.
Nothing worse than a dumb question and a complete lack of humility to go with it. (Not you, another guy)