simpleRTK2B battery powered

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Yiannis Christou asked 5 months ago
Hello,
I am looking to power the simpleRTK2B Budget with a 3.7V battery (Using the 5V_IN pin). From what I see on the webpage it specifies only 5V as input, however the ublox and xbee modules only use 2.7V – 3.3V and 2.4V – 3.6V respectively.
I am wondering what the 5V is used for… Is it possible to just use a 3.3V output from the board that powers it? What is the best way to power the board externally (with efficiency in mind)?
Cheers.
root
Staff replied 5 months ago

Hello Yiannis,
Our boards must be powered at 5V.
This gives you a lot of flexibility since 5V is the USB volatge and there are plenty of chargers, battery packs, battery+solar panels kits, etc in the market.
Price is usually low and you can find them in electronic stores, Amazon, Aliexpress, …
Regards,
ArduSimple Team

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