Max mA output FLORA vs Arduino

by Rahatmaini on Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:57 pm

Hey, I wanted to use the RGB NeoPixel V2 in my microcontroller setup. I have been told it can be used with regular Arduino UNO boards, but since they are RGB LEDs, they will pull 60 mA, correct? According to the tutorial on these pixels, a FLORA should be able to run these fine from one pin.

So basically, my question is, if the UNO can only give around 20 mA, is it not possible to use the pixels with that board? Also, how much can the FLORA give per pin?

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Re: Max mA output FLORA vs Arduino

by adafruit_support_bill on Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:42 pm

The Flora (or any other microprocessor) is not driving leds directly. It is sending commands to the NeoPixel controller chip. The controller chip is the one that needs to sink 60mA.
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