Forward To The Past - 6

How are we going to power this thing?

To start with, I have been using a bench power supply.  This is a very nice device, but not a good long-term solution.

When the project is finished, I will most likely use a Jaycar MP3486 5V regulated plugpack.  These devices retail for around $A20 I don't think it's worth even designing a power supply.  We need only a single 5V rail and this supply has a 1.5A capacity which should be sufficient.

If it's not enough, there is the MP3480 with a 3A rating.

You might need to be a little forceful to use the latter with a breadboard however, because of the wire gauge.


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