'Re: Power Off PIC Happenings'
| Problem is, you don't know that it WILL run properly off that power.
I've found that a running 16C5x processor with a Vdd of 1.2-1.5 volts
will scramble the file register contents, and presumably the PC. This
is certainly not a desireable condition.
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Subject: Re: Power Off PIC Happenings
Author: Mike <WANTREE.COM.AU> at Internet erazmus
Date: 2/21/97 3:32 AM
At 02:22 PM 20/02/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Well, I've had a similar problem with a PIC16C55 running itself off
>external sensor input lines! I finnally had to use a relay that shut the
>Vcc to GND after the power was off (the inputs didn't have enough current
>to drive the relay without main power) In the future I plan to use optical
>isolation to eliminate the problem... I wish there was a slicker way...
>Anybody know how to ensure the PIC will shut off even with voltage applied
>to its inputs/outputs?
Why does it HAVE to shut off if there's enough power to run it from
the sensor lines ? Unless its a power waste - just use another I/O pin
to read the power etc So if it keeps running then effectively make it
do nothing by a continuous loop - or think up some clever way for it
to do something (useful) when its not running - like self tests }:o)
Some say there is no magic but, all things begin with thought then it becomes
academic, then some poor slob works out a practical way to implement all that
theory, this is called Engineering - for most people another form of magic.
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