I have just received my first microcontroller, an Atmega8. I will soon be making a voltage regulation circuit for it to run at 5V, but I don't have all the parts yet.
Instead, I have a 5V DC 1000mA adapter, and thought there's no reason it shouldn't work just as well. Is this a good/bad idea?
Furthermore, I checked and it is actually outputting 5.48V. So I checked the Atmega8 datasheet, and it says that it will operate between 4.5 - 5.5V. I am quite close to the upper limit, so am I taking a risk with this?