Good day everyone,
I'm really confused on which power port should I use. I'm planning to connect my ArduIMU+ V3 with arduino mega 2560.
My question is, can I use the +5v as power source for my IMU? will it operate well?
Or, Should I use the one labelled as 6 ~ 8v? Which power port should I use, I'm planning to have a common ground and power input with the arduino? Is the +5V of the FTDI port Ok? or should I use the 6~8v?
Thank you so much,
As far as I know, the 6-8v input is passed through a regulator and stepped down to 5v.
Mine works fine running off the Mega 2560's 5v.
It works just fine
I also want to power the ArduIMU+ V3 with 5V instead of 6 - 8 V
Can I supply 5V to the FTDI port of the IMU without any problems (e.g. problems with the onboard 5V regulator)
or did you use the 6-8V input ?
Does anyone know the type number of the onboard 5V regulator ?
I am using the ArduIMU+ V3 with the arduino mega 2560. I use the same 5V source to power both the mega and IMU. I power the IMU via the FTDI header. This simplifies things. When programming the IMU, I use the FTDI cable. When using the IMU data, I use a hand made cable that connects the the mega (common ground and power. I use Serial1).