Problem with power supply
Geethesh last edited by salmanfaris
The above image shows the ckt with ultrasonic sensor and attiny 45 Ic ,Bd 140 transistor (for switching the 6v pump).
***The problem is when I give power from 5v regulator to all this as shown in fig, the circuit is not working ,(not enough power ).
What should I do.
Should I give separate power to motor
I am using 5.5v adaptor 500mAh.
*I have checked the circuit by connection separate 5 v from arduino ,to that attiny 45 ic and sensor,. Then it is working .
- Please help
kowshik1729 last edited by kowshik1729
@Geethesh The problem is here. There is huge voltage drop at some point of the circuit(probably at the pump or sensor, you should find it by probing at those particular areas) such that the voltage is getting attenuated by the time it reaches the Attiny. So, Attiny is working only when a dedicated supply is given to it. You can try this out by having multimeter probed between the VCC and GND of the ATTiny45. Try having a stable supply to Attiny
Geethesh last edited by
@milanvarghese No, the battery comes into the play only if there is no power from the solar cell. It's like inverters in our home. They activate only if main power is gone, rest of the time they keep charging. similarly here the direct power will be coming from the solar cell, only if the solar cell can't produce enough voltage battery comes into the loop and starts providing voltage to our circuit.
@kowshik1729 I have seen this, but doesnt it damage that battery? dischargeing and charging at the same time?
@milanvarghese Basically you have cited the solution to your question. yes, you can run the Arduino microcontroller from a solar panel with some protection circuitry in between. There are many tutorials and blogs out there. You can start with something as following.
Hello I am working on a project using nodemcu.
In my home for years every day, someone has to walk up to the terrace of the house to check the water level and then turn the motor on/off.
I am planning to read the water levels in the tank using an ultrasonic sensor and push data into the cloud so that we don't need to go to the terrace to check the water level.
I would like my nodemcu module to run infinitely all the time using solar power. I have an old solar panel at home which is left unused and was used to charge a solar lamp. What other things do I need to implement this project? what battery should I use?
How do I implement this project?
@Mennyt The general right angled header pins are the cheapest option. Something like this https://robu.in/product/2-54mm-2x20-right-angle-male-header-strip-pack-of-2/?gclid=CjwKCAiA4o79BRBvEiwAjteoYDcmnOSwTUviMZzRBeHz_aENF_fQgj3BrKXAzYs6GIHknHSOJ4_2KhoC1fAQAvD_BwE