Can MIMIC be charged via COM port?

Discussion in 'MIMIC' started by Iacopo Boccalari, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Iacopo Boccalari

    Iacopo Boccalari New Member

    Jul 16, 2014
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    I'm working with the Movi API and designing a little PCB that's connected to the MIMIC via COM1 port.
    My pcb draws very little current and I can easily power it with the +5v supplied by the COM 1 port.
    Now I'm wondering if I can do the opposite and actually charge the MIMIC supplying it with 5v on that same port.
    I would, of course, power it with a regulated supply; is this doable? Is it ok to do? Do I run any risk?

  2. Andy Johnson-Laird

    Andy Johnson-Laird Administrator
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    Jul 31, 2012
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    Icopo: I seem to recall that the answer is no, there's not enough current available -- but that could well be my failing memory. You might want to open up a ticket with Freefly Support and the best way of doing that is to head over to


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