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By vit.petrik
#68990 Hello,

I'm using wemos powered from li-ion 18650 with enabled Wi-Fi and photocell connected to A0 (10K voltage divider).
Due to current spikes from ESP, voltage drops frequently about 500mV and photocell becomes unusable.
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I've tried electrolytic caps (470uF) as close to ESP as possible but it hasn't helped.

Thank you for sharing your ideas

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By philbowles
#69040 Why do you have 5v shown? Where's that coming from? An 18650 is 3.7v when fully charged (at best) so its not enough - by a long way - for anything requiring 5v and (technically) too high for the 3.3v pins.

My best suggestion is: Don't use a Li-Ion battery to power your project. try LiFePo if you have to use batteries.

Also, watch this: very informative - he compares 5 different sources for the ESP8266

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heD1zw3bMhw
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By vit.petrik
#69048 I don't think it's the issue. 5V pin goes directly to RT9013 LDO which, according to the datasheet, has operation voltage from 2.2V to 5.5V. I thought that adding electrolytic capacitors will help, but unfortunately, it didn't.
May I try tantalum or ceramic caps?
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By vit.petrik
#69053 I don't think it's the issue. 5V pin goes directly to RT9013 which has operation voltage from 2.2V to 5.5V.

// Sorry for double post