nRF9160 DK v0.8.5

Measuring current

The current drawn by the nRF9160 can be monitored on the nRF9160 DK board.

Current can be measured using various test instruments. Examples of test equipment are the following:

Connector P24 can be used for measuring current consumption or monitoring voltage levels to the nRF9160.

The use of a USB connector is not recommended for powering the board during current measurements due to potential noise from the USB power supply. Instead, the board should be powered by connecting a power supply to connector P28.

For more information on measuring, see sections Using an oscilloscope for current profile measurement and Using a current meter for current measurement.