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Can you use I/O pins to power other microcontroller? why would you or why shouldnt you?

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Can you use I/O pins to power other microcontroller? why would you or why shouldnt you?

If I used the I/O pin of my XBee to power an atmega328pu microchip.. is this normal or whats your reaction?

thanks :)
asked Jul 22 in XBee3 ZigBee by edunn106 New to the Community (19 points)

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Generally no as the IO pins on an xbee can only sink/source a few mA at most.
answered Jul 22 by mvut Veteran of the Digi Community (12,834 points)
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