I have a basic electronic question or two I need to ask.
I want to use a solar panel which delivers 5.2W and is rated for "8V open voltage and 650mA short circuit". If I connect a 5V voltage regulator to lower the volts to 5V, would the amps go up to be 1A after the regulator? (W = V * A)
Another thing I'd like to know is, if I regulate the voltage to 5V and get approximately 1A out of it. How would using different components together work? I.e. I am using an arduino with a servo and a GPS unit and an XBee connected. Would these individual components' amp-usage just be added up (lets say to 850mA) and then the "extra" 150mA would just not be used?