The 410c board was designed to run from noisy supplies. Unlike competitor boards 410c doesn’t need a clean 5V supply, it has been designed to run off battery systems (example 7.2V LiPO, 9.6V LiPo, 12V lead-acid, 14.4V Li, etc.). This is ideal for portable applications (automobiles, quadcopters, robots, etc.). The two large inductors you see on the bottom of the board are for the buck-regulators, they take the input voltage and step it down to 5V, and 3.7V. The 96Boards requirement is 8-18V, the 410c board exceeds the requirement and can operate as low as 6.5V.
A ‘normal’ car battery is about 12V when the engine is not running, 13.8V when the battery is charging, and 14.4V when the battery is fully charged. Add to this a potential 10% error in the alternator regulator and you find the max ‘normal’ voltage is about 15.8V. 410c is fine with this voltage. When connecting to the car battery ensure you have the polarity correct, the 410c will not respond well to -12V. The 410c is not protected against reverse polarity power supplies.
There are a few things you need to worry about when connecting the board to a car 12V, 1) the voltage dip when cranking the starter, if the voltage drops below 6.5V the 410c, may reset. 2) a cold weather battery boost. At -40 degrees C, many auto-club tow-trucks will connect two batteries in series (24V) to ensure the car will crank. The 410c will likely fail with 24V. 3) the tow truck driver connecting the boost battery backwards (-12V or possibly -24V).
The final thing you should note, if there is a mezzanine board connected to the 410c, AND the mezzanine board uses SYS_DCIN from the low-speed connector, check that the mezzanine board can operate over a wide range.
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