[SOLVED] Continuous current draw spec : Tracker One pin CAN_5V

Hello Folks,

I am looking to use the CAN_5V power source on the Tracker One to power an external user interface board with the Tracker One. Some input switches, and an OLED screen. The CAN_5V power pin seems very convenient for this purpose.

I see there is a maximum of 400 mA allowed.

But, what about continuous use? Is there any problem powering a 100 mA device continuously?

Power and I/O Connector (M8)

It’s 400 mA continuous maximum. The boost converter is a XC9142F50CER and it can supply 500 mA for instantaneous loads, but 400 mA is recommended as the maximum as the output can become a little unstable over 400 mA.

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