How to Power a Project

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Resources and Going Further

You should now know the most common ways to power your circuit and how to figure out which way is best for you depending on your your project’s specific requirements. You can make a better judgment now based on current, voltage, connector, and mobility considerations for your project. Check out these other great tutorials to monitor, control, or power your project!

Electric Power

An overview of electric power, the rate of energy transfer. We'll talk definition of power, watts, equations, and power ratings. 1.21 gigawatts of tutorial fun!

LTC4150 Coulomb Counter Hookup Guide

A "Coulomb Counter" is like a gas gauge for your battery. Here's how to use it.

TPL5110 Nano Power Timer Hookup Guide

The TPL5110 Nano Power Timer is ideal for applications that require low power, and especially those projects that are running off of a LiPo battery. The Nano Power Timer will turn on your project after the set amount of time, continuously.
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Understanding Thermal Resistance

Discussing what thermal resistance is, how it’s used for thermal management, and how to maximize the life of your project.

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