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Powering sensors from the Ultimate GPS logger shield
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Powering sensors from the Ultimate GPS logger shield

by amvieillard on Thu Jan 27, 2022 5:12 pm

Hi There,
I've been using the regular data logging shield with Arduino UNO to run a sensor suite (one CO2, one Methane, one temp & humidity, plus a couple micro pumps). The data logging shield is great because of the two "power strips" on either side of the breakout area - one line of 5V and GND pairs and one line of 3.3V and GND pairs on the opposite side. I am interested in switching to the GPS logger shield so that I could have built in GPS as well, however I'm noticing that there's only one port each for 5V, 3.3V, and GND - would I still be able to power multiple sensors and components off of the GPS logger shield?
Thanks for your help!

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Re: Powering sensors from the Ultimate GPS logger shield

by adafruit_support_bill on Thu Jan 27, 2022 6:07 pm

You can still power multiple devices. You will just need to improvise a way to connect them. There is plenty of room in the prototyping area of the board to do that.

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Re: Powering sensors from the Ultimate GPS logger shield

by amvieillard on Fri Jan 28, 2022 1:20 pm

Any suggestions as to how to do that? I'm particularly concerned that there's only one GND.
Thanks for your help!

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Re: Powering sensors from the Ultimate GPS logger shield

by adafruit_support_bill on Fri Jan 28, 2022 1:53 pm

You can use any of the holes in the prototyping grid in the middle of the board. The Light and Temperature logging project in the DataLogger guide shows how connections can be made between the holes.

https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-dat ... -1947722-8

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