Ansible standalone power rating


#1

Was planning via modular grid and so close to my +12v rail limit. I believed the rating of ansible at 200ma is with grid/arc being attached.

Just wondering if anyone knows the power rating of ansible without grid/arc being attached or powered externally?


#2

I have the same issue with mine.
I have a Befaco power rail which is supposed to work until 700 mA
With the ansible I shall be at 740 mA but everything seems to work fine with grid attached.

I have not measured it though so I am wondering if it is exactly 200 mA or a bit less.


#3

200ma is the max. it will typically be much lower.

i don’t have a measurement in front of me for non-USB-powering, but i’d expect it to be under 40ma.


#4

thanks for the info! Everything is working fine with grid/arc attached and powered via switch.


#5

@tehn

hey brian, if grid is powered by external 5v, what is ansible’s power consumption roughly speaking?

thanks!


#6

Isn’t that what he was referring to two posts up when he said under 40ma? I think it is.


#7

great, I only read that the switch was being used, not the external 5v, so I was wondering if there was any difference.

thank you!


#8

switch or ext5v both mean no 5v draw. so yes, the same.


#9

great thanks, just making sure.

It would nice to have this on modulargrid as an option maybe or is that too much of a hassle?

ill keep subtracting 160mA in the back of mind.


#10

If anyone needs it. Ansible power draw with Grid/Arc powered externally or no Grid/Arc connected.

+12V 45mA MAX (everything maxed out, you’ll never hit this in practical use)
-12V 21mA MAX

Readings taken simultaneously with a Fluke 175 & Amprobe AM-520


#11

how much does ansible with a connected arc draw if powered internally and assuming practical use?