Reading 2 seperate batterys A2D?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by thevoodoochild, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. thevoodoochild

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jan 14, 2011
    Hi forum, Voodoo the bot builder here again.

    I am using pic18f4550 with 3.5v battery .I am using an A2D port & took the vref off the output of the switching regulator @5v & all working fine. I took the vref ext off the regulator as the voltage stays constant. What I'm stuck with is ;
    I have 2 batterys the same lipo 3.5v. One for the micro & the other for the motors. the motor regulator runs @ 6.5v & I cannot read both batterys using A2D cos I get a conflict from the vref cos its a seperate battery. Apart for building a circuit I cannot see a way around this. I would prefer to read both batterys A2D.
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2011
  2. mcasale


    Jul 18, 2011
    Hi. Can you post a schematic of your circuit? Are you trying to read a "floating" battery signal on your ground-referenced MPU?