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How long does the RPi last on a battery?

For how long can the Raspberry Pi run when powered from a battery of a given capacity? Of course this will strongly depend on how it is used and what devices are connected, but I am trying to get a ...
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How to know when to pull the power from SSH

I've been playing around with my Pi on a battery recently. I have the Pi set up so that I can SSH into it. Using the standard commands(sudo shutdown -h now) to shutdown work at bringing the Pi down, ...
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Can I power my pi with an 800 ma/h battery?

I bought a rayovac portable charger. It outputs current at 800 ma/h, as stated on the product packaging. My goal here was to make my pi (model B) itself portable, as the battery outputs that current ...
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Battery packs without “blip”

The Battery pack I am using for the has just one problem... plug in the pack to charge the pack itself, and it blips, rebooting the pi (not the mention shutting down most ungracefully.) Are there any ...
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how to know how much battery power in remaining?

i got 2600 mAh powerbank for Pi and it manages to stay for some time for my use..But i want to avoid wrong shutdowns due to power failures so .. Which will be the best way to avoid power failure ...
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Estimated run time off of 9V

What would be the estimated run time off of parallel 9V batteries fed through a LM7805 5V regulator (no peripherals)?
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Battery Power Requirments

I have a Raspberry Pi Model B, which I plan to use build a small two-motor robot. The motors are powered externally by 4 AA batteries, and are to be controlled by at first by two large NPN ...
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battery power for RPI and IR LED bank?

I built a simple night vision set up using a model A RPI, pi NOIR camera, and car backup camera monitor. I made a simple infrared light by wiring 4 sets of 6 LEDs in series, so 24 total, let's see if ...
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How can I monitor power usage via the CLI?

On Ubuntu, there is a way to monitor power usage by a Linux device via the CLI and inside the task manager if it's a laptop. I am powering my Pi via a lead-acid battery, and I'd like to have a ...
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Battery powered Raspberry Pi [duplicate]

I am interested in using the Raspberry Pi in portable projects for data collection outdoors. How would I go about running the RPi on batteries? Have any software tools been developed to monitor ...
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Can I use a 5V battery as a UPS?

I have a few backup battery for my mobiles phones. Can I use one of them as a UPS? +--------------+ 5V | | +--------+ from ---> 5V backup | 5V | | ...
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Is it possible to detect input voltage using only software?

I'm a newbie to Raspberry Pi's, but one of the things I was thinking about doing is running it off batteries (I see many people do this) - that led me to concerns about shutting down gracefully. Is ...
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Battery Supply Question

This question may have been asked several times, regardless: It's been quite sometime since I took my electrical courses in tech school and had a question about battery powering my RPi. I currently ...
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Battery pack for model B RPI, Thoughts?

Thinking of getting the battery pack linked to below for my model b Raspberry pi, i am wondering if anyone knows anything about it and how could it is because for first glance it looks amazing. Thanks ...
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How long can a RaspberryPi run for on 4 or more AA batteries?

I'm looking to power my RaspberryPi via rechargable batteries, but I would like to know how long can it run for running X number of batteries. I want to eventually be able to mount it outside and ...
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Peripheral power from battery

I'm having trouble powering my pi from 12v 2a battery. I made a circuit using 1117 linear regulator, it's supposed to give 1a current and 5v. Pi powers on normally but any peripherals that I connect ...
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Powering Portable Rpi

So I would like to have a laptop-esque setup with my rpi. I have my pi, my keyboard, and I want to buy a small USB monitor along with an external battery pack with USB ports. My question is to make ...
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How can I stress test my Raspberry Pi

I recently picked up a battery powered USB cell phone charger and I'm running some tests to see what kind of battery life I will get. Right now I'm just testing at Idle. I want to also run a test ...