arduino mini pro Power question

I want to upload only one sketch to my arduino mini pro and then use it in my project.

Is it possible to power the Arduino mini pro with only the + and - from a stripped USB cable going to RAW and GND?

or do i need to get the USB - serial converter and attach it to the board?

Thank you,

joethemaker: I want to upload only one sketch to my arduino mini pro and then use it in my project.

Is it possible to power the Arduino mini pro with only the + and - from a stripped USB cable going to RAW and GND?

or do i need to get the USB - serial converter and attach it to the board?

Thank you,

If your CPU runs at 3.3 Volts then yes you can simply apply, more than, 3.3 Volts to RAW & GND.

If the Pro Mini is the 5V version, then you want the USB power connected to the 5V rail, not RAW.

Thank you both for your help.

I will try this tonight and let you know how it goes.

Thanks again,

Joe