external power source and arduino

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by emzdanow, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. emzdanow

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    I am currently working on a project involving multiple servos (6 or 7) and wanted to power them with my converted computer power supply (5V 22A). I am using an arduino uno and would like to power that with a 9V wall wart. I assume that i can do this as long as the ground between the Arduino and computer power supply are connected? Also, should I add components to protect the Arduino and if so, what?

    Thanks,
     
  2. ErnieM

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    Apr 24, 2011
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    Yes, just connect the grounds and the Arduino runs off the wart and the servos off the PC supply. All is klare, der comisar.

    As far as protection goes... you have a 22 amp source there! Use a series fast action fuse and pray!
     
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