- Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:10 pm
Also found this info.........
You have two problems
1) The output you see (ets Jan 8 2013,rst cause:2, boot mode:(3,6)) is printed by the startup (bootloader) code. After that, the communication continues on a different baudrate (IIRC either 9600 or 115200 baud, depending on the firmware revision).
2) The 3.3V output of an FT232 can't deliver the current required by an ESP8266: not by a wide margin. Use a separate 3.3V supply. Probably the ESP8266 crashes due to too low voltage during or right after startup.
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answered Apr 15 at 21:31
Wouter van Ooijen
Wouldn't adding a 3.3k Ohm pull up resistor in serial be a good option to bring up the amperage for the ESP8266 to the needed 215mA at full broadcast? – Dwight Spencer May 19 at 20:21
A pull-up resistor connected in series?? And NO, that wouldn't be a solution however you connect it. – Wouter van Ooijen May 19 at 20:54
Guess your right about the resistor, it worked but wasn't very stable. However a 1000uF capacitor did the trick, no extra power source needed. Kind of feel like 1kuF is a bit over kill. Any suggestions on a better size? – Dwight Spencer May 26 at 2:15
For this application (buffering for a long power draw) I would not consider 1mF big. In this situation I would try to find the minimum value that works and then I would (for production) take one at lesast 10 times as large. – Wouter van Ooijen May 26 at 6:23