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Dual power supplies on one board

Discussion in 'General Electronics' started by, Nov 11, 2003.

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  1. I have a project i'm working on that uses power off of a serial port, but
    there's enough current to only power the microprocessor. The problem is,
    every once in awhile a piezo buzzer has to go off, and it ends up being too
    quiet. I figured I could use a 9-volt battery to power the buzzer, but I
    need a way to keep the two supplies seperated so that I don't discharge the
    battery while the buzzer isn't going off, and avoid sending current back
    into the serial line. What would be the best way to do this? Thanks,

    -- Jeff
  2. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    I need a way to keep the two supplies seperated
    Not a problem.

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