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CannibalRobotics
08-23-2008, 05:17 AM
Anybody know if the BS1USB has a voltage regulator on it? I want to use it independant of the computer.
Or, to put it another way, can I hook up the power input pins on the USB to something greater than 5v, like a 6 volt battery pack.
Thanks
Jim-

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Mike Green
08-23-2008, 05:42 AM
I don't believe it has its own voltage regulator other than the control circuitry in the FTDI USB chip which is more of a current limiter and power switch than a voltage regulator.

CannibalRobotics
08-23-2008, 05:47 AM
That makes sense. I checked the resistance accross the +5 USB pin and Vdd and it was 0.3 ohms so I'm thinking there's not much in between.
Thanks.

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A wise man told me; "All electronics are made to work by magic smoke.

Don't ever let it out as it's·very difficult·to get it back in."