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Input power requirements


Hi All,

I am powering an Edison with a 2500mAh LiPo battery and the strangest thing happens. The Edison operates just fine when the battery is applied when fully charged, but when the battery dies and I apply the power cord to charge the Edison it does not power on again. Has anyone seen this behaviour before? When I power cycle the Edison it powers on fine again.

I noticed from the data sheet that the input voltage for the Edison is 3.15 to 4.5 volts. The battery I am using has a low voltage cutoff of 2.75 volts. Would this have anything to do with it?

Any and all information is greatly appreciated.

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Hi mebarrington,

Thanks for your interest in the Intel Edison Platform.

It all depends what are using, if you are using just the Compute Module you should provide between 3.15-4.5 V like you said. And if you are using the Arduino expansion or the Mini Breakout Board you should provide a power supply between 7-15 V. Check the datasheets attach below.

You should respect this voltages boundaries, otherwise it may result in a permanent damage to the board. Hope you find this information useful.

1) Hardware Guide for the Intel® Edison Compute Module Section 4.12.


2) Intel® Edison Kit for Arduino* Hardware Guide Section 4.


3) Hardware Guide for the Intel® Edison Breakout Board Section 2.3.

Best Regards,