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1997\07\17@054913 by Clewer,Brian

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Ben R. wrote:

>I always thought that one of the PIC's advantages
>was it's low current consumption ( 2mA @ 4 MHz )
>according to the datasheets. When I last did
>a current measure of my PIC16C74 I wasn't the
>least surprised to find an Idd of about 10mA !!!

Did you have any of your output pins connected to any other devices?
Obiously if you draw 10ma out of an o/p pin the current will go up!  Also
what are you using for an oscillator?  If you are using a module which needs
a supply to it, this could be where the current is going.

Brian.

1997\07\17@080625 by Clewer,Brian

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Ben R. wrote:

>I always thought that one of the PIC's advantages
>was it's low current consumption ( 2mA @ 4 MHz )
>according to the datasheets. When I last did
>a current measure of my PIC16C74 I wasn't the
>least surprised to find an Idd of about 10mA !!!

Did you have any of your output pins connected to any other devices?
Obiously if you draw 10ma out of an o/p pin the current will go up!  Also
what are you using for an oscillator?  If you are using a module which needs
a supply to it, this could be where the current is going.

Brian.

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