Arduino Current Output
June 30, 2012
I have an LCD03 which i'm controlling via serial. See here: http://www.technobotsonline.com/lcd03-i2c--serial-display-32400.html
I'm planning on using the +5V output on the arduino to power this thing. Thing is, the specs say that arduino can only provide 50mA of current, and the LCD03 draws up to 280mA with the backlight on. Yet I've seen these schematics: http://www.robot-electronics.co.uk/htm/arduino_examples.htm which connect +5V to the LCD03 display. Won't this blow my arduino?
Thanks in advance.