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Offline SoundDiverTopic starter

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Powering Axon II via PC USB
« on: July 31, 2010, 08:43:52 PM »
Is it possible to power the Axon II soley with the USB cable from the PC instead of requiring a separate battery?

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Re: Powering Axon II via PC USB
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2010, 08:44:47 PM »
no, it's not wired to do that.

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Re: Powering Axon II via PC USB
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2010, 02:29:07 PM »
If you don't need more than a half amp of current, you can tap 5V by soldering a wire to a diode on the board.

FYI, an el-cheapo servo uses about half an amp.

If thats fine with you, I'll show you how.

 


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