Really basic Resistance / Amperage question:
before I begin: yes, I should know this already, but I'm really sleep deprived right now, and therefore slightly muzzy on my electronics knowledge...
My circuit has two loops running in parallel off one, limited, 18v power supply:
[*] Loop 1 requires the majority of the supply's power to run
[*] Loop 2 is simply a 7805 voltage regulator supplying 5v to an analog input on an Arduino, so needs almost no current running through it.
[*] when Loop 1 and Loop 2 are both active, Loop 1 does not get enough power.
if I place a resistor in Loop 2, in series with the 7805, will it increase the amperage to Loop 1? I think the answer is yes, but, once again, I'm MASSIVELY sleep deprived.
any help is appreciated.