Max Current Source
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Max Current Source

by rmdorsey2012 on Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:37 pm

What is the max amount of current that the flora is capable of sourcing? Are there eagle files available for the flora?
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Re: Max Current Source

by adafruit_support_bill on Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:09 pm

What is the max amount of current that the flora is capable of sourcing?

From which pin(s)? How are you powering the Flora?
Eagle files are here: https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit-Flora-Mainboard
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Re: Max Current Source

by rmdorsey2012 on Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:18 pm

I'm just following your neo pixel tutorial. Powering the pixels from the vbatt pin. 3 triple a batteries.
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Re: Max Current Source

by adafruit_support_rick on Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:20 pm

VBATT is wired directly to the battery, so it can source whatever the battery can source.

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Re: Max Current Source

by rmdorsey2012 on Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:45 pm

thanks for your quick and helpful replies. Please correct me if i'm wrong:

assuming i just use the battery pack you supplied me with (3 AAA batteries).

Source = 4.5 volts at 1200 mah

The max load would be ~21 neo pixels at full brightness (white light) for one hour?

How much power is the flora consuming?

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Re: Max Current Source

by adafruit_support_bill on Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:53 pm

The Flora will be drawing about 20mA or less. Thanks for posting your costume vids. Nice work! :D
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