Topic: CHB power requirements
I'm working out a few robotics projects with my CHB and it's infocast brothers. I'm having some problems with power supplies. The CHB (and Infocast) need 5 volts @ 1 amp. Normally I would try 6 AA NiMH cells and a 7805 voltage regulator. The typical 7805 can do 1 amp. That should do it, but what happens is that the CHB and the Infocasts rarely make it past logging on to my wifi before they brown out.
I'm not sure why this is happening. The power requirements on paper come to less than 1 amp, but clearly it is more. Any ideas on what is happening so that I can design a better power supply?