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misla5
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9V batter causes flashing lights (DS1, DS2, DS3)

Hello, I am trying to power the Edison on control mode but when I connect a 9V battery, I have DS2, DS3 and DS1 blinking on the arduino breakout board. I also can't SSH into it.

When I try connecting to external power through a wall socket, it boots fine and stable DS1 light.

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idata
Community Manager
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Hello mislam,

 

 

Thank you for interest in the Intel® Edison Breakout Board.

 

 

Erratic behavior when using a 9 V battery to power an Edison board may be caused by insufficient current. Could you please tell me what kind of battery are you using?

 

Just in case, carbon zinc batteries do not deliver as much current as alkaline batteries.

 

 

I found a thread where some community members discuss the previous issue: https://communities.intel.com/message/281226# 281226 https://communities.intel.com/message/281226# 281226.

 

 

I'll be waiting for your response.

 

 

Regards,

 

Andres V.
misla5
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I have one of these: http://www.muchbuy.com/9v-carbon-battery-powerful-cell-extra-heavy-battery.html 9V Carbon Battery Powerful Cell Extra Heavy Battery - MuchBuy.com

Came with a starter kit I got for an Uno. Also, is it possible to power through J16 when the device is in host mode?

idata
Community Manager
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Hello mislam,

 

 

Thank you for the information provided.

 

 

Since you are using a carbon battery, I'll suggest you to try powering your board with an alkaline battery.

 

 

Regarding your question, if you want to use the board as a USB host, power must be supplied externally using either J21 or J22. In other words, you can't power through J16 when the device is in host mode.

 

 

Regards,

 

Andres V.
idata
Community Manager
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Hello mislam,

 

 

I was wondering if you tried the suggestion provided.

 

 

If you have any other question, don't hesitate to contact us.

 

 

Regards,

 

Andres V.
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