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I need to lower the voltage of this 12v battery to power this board, what parts do I need?

Sorry, for more naive questions just another programmer =)

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    \$\begingroup\$ The board says "6V to 16V DC input power supply, noise-immune design". Why do you need to lower it? Sounds like you just need some wire. \$\endgroup\$
    – Samuel
    Nov 6 '12 at 1:49
  • \$\begingroup\$ I am not hesitant to wire things together! \$\endgroup\$
    – Arcabard
    Nov 7 '12 at 15:54
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You can power it directly with 12V - according to the specs in the link you give, it has a 6V-16V input range.
Looking at the schematic (p.32 of the datasheet) confirms that it uses a MP1482DS buck regulator, so efficiency will be good over the entire range (as opposed to a linear regulator which will become more inefficient at higher voltages)

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