Might be a dumb question

This might be a dumb question. Does anyone think it would be possible to power…
1x 5 volt serail controller (Lanc video camera controller)
1x Baby Orangutan B-328
1x 120:1 Mini Plastic Gearmotor 90-Degree Output
with one or two AAA batteries? My goal is to get the smallest power supply as possible.

Or if some one could explain how to figure this out or send me to a site that might help

Thanx for the help… Kind of new to all of this.


You should do a power calculation for yourself to see if it will work for you. Say you need 5V, 300 mA total. That’s 1.5W. Your two AAA batteries might have 2.4V at 800 mAh, or about 2 Wh. So, with 75% efficiency,you could hope for maybe an hour of operation. You could consider our adjustable boost regulator to do the conversion for you. You might want to monitor the battery voltage (e.g. from the Orangtuan) to prevent over discharging your batteries

- Jan