The Arduino Mega 2560 is a microcontroller board based on the ATmega2560. It has 54 digital input/output pins (of which 14 can be used as PWM outputs), 16 analog inputs, 4 UARTs (hardware serial ports), a 16 MHz crystal oscillator, a USB connection, a power jack, an ICSP header, and a reset button. It contains everything needed to support the microcontroller; simply connect it to a computer with a USB cable or power it with a AC-to-DC adapter or battery to get started. The Mega is compatible with most shields designed for the Arduino Duemilanove or Diecimila.
*Note: This is not an original Arduino brand product, it is manufactured with the same components and functionality by a different manufacturer.
Specs: Microcontroller: ATmega2560 Operating Voltage: 5V Input Voltage (recommended): 7-12V Input Voltage (limits): 6-20V Digital I/O Pins: 54(of which 15 provide PWM output) Analog Input Pins: 16 DC Current per I/O Pin: 40 mA DC Current for 3.3V Pin: 50 mA Flash Memory: 256 KB of which 8 KB used by bootloader SRAM: 8KB EEPROM: 4KB Clock Speed: 16MHz Weight: 35g Dimensions: 102 x 54 x 11mm
Includes: 1 x Arduino Mega 2560 Microcontroller Board (clone) 1 x USB Data Cable
Since it is a clone will it have any differences in its power load capability ?
The Original is Quality Check/Assured. Are there chances of having Defects in this clone?
Will the Arduino IDE Software Recognise the Board as the Original and Interact Exactly the same way ?
Arduino IDE will work with it for sure. Clone means the same features and functionality. I have clones and they are acting exactly as original arduino boards. Don't know about quality check, but never had issues with these boards.
I guess that if your life depends on it, you would go for the original one, but don't forget these boards are just developing boards. If you want something after trial period, you would by only the chip and use it on your own boards.
The mega 2560 is not a revision 3. If it were a revision 3 it would have a ten position header near the usb connector. The board (received Aug. 23, 2013) also has an 8u2 instead of the 16u2 used on the rev 3 for the usb interface. The difference between a revision 1 and 2 is only a pulldown resistor on the u8u2 HWB pin. I don't know if it is`a rev 1 or a rev 2.