4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 27, 2017 12:13 PM by Intel Corporation

    External power supply for Edison

    alkri

      Hi,

       

      I have some problems with powering Intel Edison with breakout board. Everything works OK when I power using USB, but I can't get it to work with external power supply. I tried two power adapters (9V and 12V, both 1500mA) but Edison simply does not respond - it is not accessible through serial port and diodes are turned off. Note that I checked power adapter and wires - I used voltmeter on bottom of J21 pins and I also checked polarity (ground is closer to the edge). I don't use any battery, I left original jumper on J1, J2 is not connected to anything and power adapter is connected to J21.

       

      I am mostly asking whether there is something obvious I've missed, or something else I could try before concluding it is some harware problem...

       

      Thanks for any advice.

        • 1. Re: External power supply for Edison
          Intel Corporation
          This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

          Hello alkri,

          Thanks for reaching out!

          The power supplies you used should work with the mini breakout board, and as you mentioned, in J21, the ground is closer to the edge as can be appreciated on Figure 2 of the Hardware Guide (http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/000005574.html). So, the steps you have taken sound fine. I would like to see how you are connecting the board to the power supply, could you please send us a picture of this?

          Also, if you have access to an Arduino expansion board or a different mini breakout board, could you please test powering the board on a different expansion board? If so, let us know how it goes.

          Pedro M.

          • 2. Re: External power supply for Edison
            Intel Corporation
            This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

            Hello alkri,

            Do you have any updates about this?

            Pedro M.

            • 3. Re: External power supply for Edison
              alkri

              Hi,

              sorry for late answer, I haven't worked on this project last two weeks due to my work and I kind of forget about my question here.

               

              In the end, it was combination of bad luck and my mistakes - the first adapter I tried was not working properly and didn't provide enough current. The second was OK, but I forgot to check polarity on the second one (I checked it only with the first one, the second had the same colors of wires as the first one but polarity was actually reversed). Once I switched polarity and used second, properly working 9V adapter, everything was working OK.

               

              Thanks,

              A.

              • 4. Re: External power supply for Edison
                Intel Corporation
                This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

                That is great news, I'm glad to hear that you are now able to use your board normally. 

                If you ever have any other doubt or question, please don't hesitate to come back to the community. We'll try to help you in any way we can.

                Pedro M.