I have asked this before in another thread but does anyone know t=
he power requirements of the wifistix and robostix? I am using th=
e connex, wifistix, and robostix together and need to determine w=
hat type of regulator to use.
From: Dave Hylands <dhylands@gm...> - 2007-07-17 23:18:56
> I have asked this before in another thread but does anyone know the power
> requirements of the wifistix and robostix? I am using the connex, wifistix,
> and robostix together and need to determine what type of regulator to use.
Not sure exactly. These are my off-the-top-of-my-head guesstimates:
I'd guess that the wifistix is around 400 mA, and the gumstix is
200-300 mA. The robostix by itself should be less that 100 mA, but
then you need to add in whatever sensors and external stuff you
connect up as well.
And of course, all of the above depends on what code you're running,
how much wifi traffic there is, how many collisions there are, etc.
It also depends on whether you're talking instantaneous or average.
Some of the sensors I use draw 95 mA average, but 300+ mA instantaneous.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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