Power for Arduino

Modules Arduino won the sympathy of thousands of electronics around the world. The main advantage of this environment because the Arduino is not only tiles, but also excellent software and libraries – is, above all, the ubiquitous universality. Everything from connectors (which have become standard in hundreds of sets of ratings, by other manufacturers), and the way of programming to give the designers and developers of the infinite, on the contrary, the possibility of using these small tiles. Greater flexibility also provides the power supply except the USB cable, you can also use an external power supply to Arduino, in addition, connected in one of several ways.

Methods power the Arduino

The most basic and obvious way to provide the supply voltage for all circuits the Arduino is, of course, connect it to the computer via a USB cable. This solution immediately provides the opportunity to communicate via virtual serial port, because this Arduino is visible on all supported operating systems. However, USB-powered, has its drawbacks – in standard USB 2.0 can provide current not exceeding 500 mA, which is not just most engines and many other bodies of Executive power. In such situations, it is necessary to consider the power Board through the DC connector (which is, in particular, the Arduino UNO and Arduino Mega). Thus, you can deliver more energy in the line Vin, which can be other elements.

Power supplies, Arduino-compatible

In this category you will find different power supply part and the type of desktop that allow you to power the Arduino through the DC plug 5,5/2,1 mm power supply plug serves mainly to reduce the efficiency of current, but their dimensions are very small – close to a typical charger for mobile phones. Power supplies in buildings like desktop are a little large and in most cases have a detachable power cable, completed one of the most common connectors (most often it is "eight" or "clover"). In our offer we offer a power supply with plug, capacity from 1.5 A to 2.5 A and table 1 A to 5 A; they all have a output voltage of 12 Volts or 5 Volts ().

Panel Solar Charger Shield – ecological food to Your Arduino!

If you are interested in applications of renewable energy sources or need inexhaustible power source for Your new device, be sure to familiarize yourself with the features of inexpensive but very functional lining Solar Charger Shield. With it you can power an Arduino Board using Li-polymer 3.7 V 1S loaded through the solar battery with a voltage range from 4.8 to 6 V. Plug also gives the opportunity to work with batteries with a voltage of 3 to 4.2 V, and also with a micro USB connector. What is important, in factory configuration the power supply does not occupy any of the signal lines of the microcontroller, due to which in no way limits the ability of using the Arduino in the target program.