Cautionary Tales of Power -- or why you should think about your project's power

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(Mark Kriegsman) #1

Cautionary Tales of Power – or why you should think about your project’s power needs sooner rather than later.

(allanGEE) #2

Awesome article. I always try to do “test runs” using the needed length of wire coiled up on the workbench before installing it all.

(Marc Miller) #3

Excellent thoughts. Power - yes it requires some thought and planning to make things go more smoothly!

And a nice shout out to @Robert_Atkins ​ app.

(Mark Kriegsman) #4

I also have to put in a plug for LEDstimator https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ledstimator/id945794010?mt=8 from our own @Robert_Atkins . It can’t make you think ahead, but it can make thinking ahead a little easier.

Now I need are two matched pairs of Anderson Powerpole connectors… and I have zero, so…

(Andrew Tuline) #5

There’s also some awesome USB current meters out there, such as this one:

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/USB-Charger-Doctor-Current-Voltage-Charging-Detector-Mobile-Power-Current-and-Voltmeter-Ammeter-Voltage-USB/32482757616.html?ws_ab_test=searchweb201556_7_79_78_77_80%2Csearchweb201644_5%2Csearchweb201560_1&spm=2114.031010208.3.95.SWfWmc

(Mark Kriegsman) #6

Over the years I’ve acquired about 3 or 4. I should do a write-up!

(Robert Atkins) #7

Those current meters measure up to 3A. That’s… rarely enough for me :wink: