I want to hookup an Arduino and Digital RGB LEDs (5v) to run solely off of a motorcycle battery that will put out about 14v.
I tried running the LEDs off of the Arduino USB and 5v switch without external power and they don't seem to have enough juice to run the entire 4m (I won't need that much, but for testing).
I was hoping to use the Arduino power jack straight to the motorcycle battery since it has a regulator and run the LEDs off of the 5v pin, but I tried doing this with a 9v battery pack (no USB) and it wasn't working right.
I'm new so please include wiring pictures along with circuit diagrams if you can.
I know I should worry about more than just the Arduino regulator with voltage spikes, but I'm more interested in just "working" in general ATM than being a perfectly safe circuit.
Any help is appreciated