using the 5V output on the RFID reader

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using the 5V output on the RFID reader

Postby dyebolynn » Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:02 am

Hi, thanks for reading!

I would like to know if it is possible to use the 5V output on the reader and connect it to a breadboard to power something, for example a motor. If yes, how should I connect it to the breadboard?

Many thanks!! much appreciated for your help!!

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Re: using the 5V output on the RFID reader

Postby mparadis » Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:25 am

Yes, you can use the 5V output to power other devices. Simply connect the 5V terminal to the power rail of your breadboard and the ground (middle terminal) to the ground rail on your breadboard. Keep in mind that you'll only be able to pull up to a maximum of 0.4A of current, so if you're planning on driving a motor with it, it would have to be a small motor.

The output labelled "LED" can only provide 16mA, so that one is only suitable for very small electronics.

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