Arduino Uno External Power Supply


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Powering your Arduino Uno without a USB cable can be done very effectively with a common wall mount power supply. You just need to know the required and recommended specifications. First you would need the barrel jack measurements from your Arduino Uno which are 2.1mm ID and 5.5mm OD center positive.

For voltage requirements your Arduino Uno can run off a supply from 6-20 VDC, however the recommended voltage is 7-12 VDC as with less than 7 volts you may not have 5 volts on your 5 volt pin and with more than12 volts you may experience excess heat from your regulator.

You individual circuit will determine the current requirements for your Arduino Uno, however having a 1-1.5A supply will ensure that you are able to use the UNO to capacity.

You can find Digi-Key’s full selection of AC/DC Desktop, Wall adapters at http://www.digikey.com/short/32mjd0
You can further narrow down the options by selecting your desired input voltage 6-20VDC (you will be selecting multiple option to meet this range), the out put connector (2.1mm ID, and 5.5mm OD again multiple options) and be sure to select the option for a polarization of center positive.

Other options you may want to use to narrow is the region utilized. (I for example used North America) I also selected a current of 500mA to 1.5A and narrowed options to 7.5V-12V (recommended) to see available options in stock.
Here is a link to the options I found that would meet the requirements to run the Arduino Uno Board.
http://www.digikey.com/short/32mptb

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