Getting HOT, HOT, HOT...

I just got my first Arduino and am in love :grin:

But, after having it on most of the day sitting on my desk the board by the power connector was so hot I could not keep my finger on it.

I had an Ethernet shield, and 16x2 LCD display connected. The LCD display had 3.3k resistor inline with e back light. Power supply is 10v DC

Is this normal ?????????????????

kinda what I was thinking, but how else do I power the Ethernet shield? It appears to be a power hog.

I don't know the draw on the LCD but I assumed it was not much. I will put a meter on it today and see.

Tight squeeze to try and get a heat sink in there.

Order yourself a lower voltage supply, like 5V and connect to the header pins, or 7.5V to go thru the barrel jack.

http://www.dipmicro.com/store/DCA-0510
http://www.dipmicro.com/store/DCA-0520
Power Jack 2mm 24V / 3.5A w/ Built-in Switch - dipmicro electronics ,Add a couple of wires to connect to +5 & Gnd

http://www.dipmicro.com/store/DCA-07510

What can the on board regulator provide for total "accessory" current?

My Ethernet shield is drawing 0.17 A and will start to cook the regulator in about one min.

CrossRoads, that was my thoughts, I will go digging in the box-o-wall warts.

Onboard regulator is rated at 800mA with proper heatsink.
Will cut off sooner if gets too hot.
If you'd ordered from dipmicro on the 6th you'd have had it already ...

Any chance you run to YouDoIt Electronics in Needham & grab one?
Or maybe poke around Ocean State Job Lot?

CrossRoads:
Onboard regulator is rated at 800mA with proper heatsink.
Will cut off sooner if gets too hot.

Wow...

CrossRoads:
If you'd ordered from dipmicro on the 6th you'd have had it already ...

I am sure I have one in the box down stairs, just need to go look XD

CrossRoads:
Any chance you run to YouDoIt Electronics in Needham & grab one?
Or maybe poke around Ocean State Job Lot?

I have yet to go to You-Do-It, but I have it on my list next time I have free time and am in Needham 8)
As for Ocean State, I got that covered... The wife works for them.

02660,

What surface you let your Arduino above and which material is it made of?

CrossRoads:
Switching DC Wall Power Adapter 5V / 1A - dipmicro electronics
Switching DC Wall Power Adapter 5V / 2A - dipmicro electronics
Power Jack 2mm 24V / 3.5A w/ Built-in Switch - dipmicro electronics
Switching DC Wall Power Adapter 7.5V / 1A - dipmicro electronics

What’s up with the sizes on these power connectors? I’ve seen 2.1mm and 2.0mm. Are they compatible? The Kycon KLDX-0202-A is 2.0mm according to the datasheet. I bought some similar jacks elsewhere that were called 2.1mm but now that I look at the datasheet, I think they’re really 2.0mm. Can’t get the calipers in to get a good measurement. I’ve bought wall warts from Sparkfun and Adafruit and they’re called 2.1mm on their websites. DIP Micro calls all theirs 2.0mm. I haven’t had any compatibility problems but I’m wondering. Seems silly why a 2.1mm part would be needed if the 2.0mm version already existed, or vice versa.

Jack,
They say 2mm but they take the 5.5/2.1 power cords quite snugly.