Powering your CloudX board CloudX
You can power up the board from the Softcard USB port, VIN (which takes within 7v to 12v with maximum input current of 1Amps) and through the 5V inputs, the VIN has an on-board protection diode that protects it from high input current or wrong polarity.
You can power the board directly from the computer using the softcard but this is not advisable when dealing with serial devices like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GSM etc. as the TX and RX pins will be used by the softcard chip hence not allowing any other serial devices to communicate.
Another way to power the board is through an external source; all you need to do is to connect it through a jumper wire into the input female socket.