arduino due power and programming micro usb 2 ports

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by therealironman, Jul 10, 2014.

  1. therealironman

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jan 9, 2011

    I have recently bought an Arduino Due and I do not know exactly how to power it up; here is stated that I need to mount a usb cable to the port nearest to DC power supply meaning that this is responsible for power and programming. Is that true ? What is the other USB port for?

    I am asking to prevent any damage to arduino
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2014
  2. mcgyvr

    AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 15, 2009
    Frankly I'd suggest learning to read before you try to program a microcontroller..
    Its all right there in the link you posted..

    First sentence..
    Then just a bit further down the page.