Powering Arduino mini with 2x2032 possible?

Hi guys, I want to power my Arduino mini with 2x3032 (2032) batteries to make 6V and connect it to V not Raw (+9V)..... will it work?

6V is higher then 5V I understand, but in same time it is not enough for Vreg to make 5V from from it when I connect it to +9V pin.

In nutshell I need small power source for small arduino, I need to to stick to 5V version of Arduino as some other peripheral are 5V plus every MHz counts.

Promini uses this regulator http://www.micrel.com/_PDF/mic5205.pdf You should connect the 6V to the Raw pin so the regulator can make 5V from it. If you find the resulting 5V is too low, then connect the 6V thru a 1N4001 diode to VCC so the voltage is still below 6V, hopefully around 5.2V to 5.3V.

CrossRoads: Promini uses this regulator http://www.micrel.com/_PDF/mic5205.pdf You should connect the 6V to the Raw pin so the regulator can make 5V from it. If you find the resulting 5V is too low, then connect the 6V thru a 1N4001 diode to VCC so the voltage is still below 6V, hopefully around 5.2V to 5.3V.

Thank you, I think I will go diode way, I was actually thinking the same on way back from lunch :) Also I discovered BR3032, which is 2.8V coin cell ! 5.6V should be OKish.

ectar: Also I discovered BR3032, which is 2.8V coin cell ! 5.6V should be OKish.

Don't think an uncommon battery is a good idea at all!