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Saving power with AVR-Ada, part 2: power down mode and watchdog

After my previous article, Olimex people pointed out that their Olimexino-328 board is able to use much less than 4mA if powered through the battery connector.

So, I went and tested their claims and they were correct, indeed. When running Olimexino-328 at 3.3V using battery connector, power down mode …


Saving power with AVR-Ada

As I got my INA219 sensor working, the next logical step was to actually find out how you can save some power with Arduinos.

Sparkfun provides a nice article about the subject and atmega328p datasheet is also an useful information source.

To save power, I basically did following things:

  1. Turned …

Measuring current with INA219 sensor

To optimize the power usage of my Arduino devices, I first needed to measure the power usage.

I could have done it traditionally with multimeter, but then I found Adafruit's INA219 sensor breakout board.

Adafruit also has nice tutorial for the sensor (which I actually bought from oomlout.co.uk …


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