I’m working on a flight simulator project using X-Plane 11 and ArdSimX through an Arduino Uno Rev 3.
As a first test, I have a linear analog pot rated at 10K ohms, 0.5 Watt, 500 VAC (obviously I’m not using AC).
I’ve successfully loaded and tried the Example pot sketch, which changes the rate of the LED flashing just fine.
I also have two power bricks:
One has an output of 12VDC, 4A and a connector that matches the power adapter on the Uno board.
The other has an output of 5V, 1.5A, but the wrong connector, so I would need to find or make an adapter.
- Does the Uno have sufficient power circuitry to handle either of these power bricks so that the 5V rating is not exceeded?
- When will I know if I need to add power? I think USB power is sufficient for one pot. True?
I’m trying not to exceed specs and damage something.
I’m looking for confirmation that I’m thinking about this properly and am looking at the right numbers.