The methods for powering the Raspberry Pi (typically via its micro-USB connection.)

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Connecting external Hard Drive to Raspberry Pi 2 [duplicate]

I am trying to connect a 2 Tb external Hard drive (ADATA HD710) to my raspberry pi, but the problem is that when I connect it to one of the USB ports, the raspberry pi stops working. I am not sure if ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 Power supply - chargers for mobile phone

I ordered new Raspberry Pi 3 for testing Win 10 IoT. Have a question about power supply. I have two chargers for mobile phone and which one do you recommend to use: Sony Xperia Z2 = 5v 1500mA ...
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Raspberry Pi not booting whn etxernal disk fails to mount via Fstab

I have a raspberry pi that has an external drive that mounts via fstab. Sometimes the pi refuses to boot when the external drive doesn't spin up fast enough (albeit the drive is quite old). Is there ...
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max_usb_current uneffective?

I found out that my raspberry freezes when having connected Huawei E3131 USB dongle... and the signal is really low. At first I thought that it may be connected to max current from USB... as specs say ...
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Power multiple sensors with external power source

I have quite a few sensors connected to my pi. pH sensor EC sensor 8 relay board some pwm outputs one-wire interface board from adafruit At the moment I power everything using the 5v and gnd pins ...
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Can I power Raspberry Pi (newer models) from 3.3v Supply Alone?

Many years ago, I've noticed that one without requirements of any 5V devices like USBs, he/she can completely bypass the power input circuit and the regulator. Feeding Pi Model A with power from v3.3 ...
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Raspberry Pi model b+ has stopped working

I am using a Raspberry Pi model b+ to drive a wheelchair. I am running the motors through relay modules. The signal to the relay module is given from the Pi. Also a GSM module and voice recognition ...
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What happens if you try to power a Raspberry Pi 3 with a >=1A charger?

I don't have a raspberry pi 3, but noticed that it says it needs a 2.5A power. I have alot of the cheap <1A chargers at home. Can these power the raspberry pi 3? Also I guess I won't be able to ...
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Powering a Raspberry Pi from a vehicle battery 24/7

I am working on a project where my Pi is always connected to a vehicle to provide its GPS information. Seeing such a device must be always turned on, I am attempting to tap into a battery line that ...
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Multiport power supply for powering multiple Pi's

I would like to run about 4 or 5 Pi's at once and in searching the internet for a multiport power supply, what comes up is chargers. Does this semantic difference (power supply versus charger) matter ...
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Raspberry pi 3 power supply and HDMI

I have a small robot centered around the Raspberry pi 2 driving through a DFRobot Romeo (aka Arduino). When developing I have been drawing power from the USB connections on both the Arduino and ...
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Raspberry Pi Power usage monitoring

How can I assess whether my power source is sufficient for the Raspberry Pi 3 I am running (including all peripherals)? Is there a tool which can be installed on the Pi to install this or will ...
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Power Raspberry Pi 2 From vehicle battery

I have seen many tutorials and blogs of people setting up their PI 2 in their vehicles for media systems etc. I would actually like to attempt the following however I am unsure how to power the pi. I ...
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Can I power a RPi3 from its USB ports?

https://www.raspberrypi.org/help/faqs/#powerHub indicates that certain USB hubs can "backpower" the the Raspberry Pi by its USB ports. Apart from the fact that it seems to bypass the overvoltage ...
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Powering the Pi through GPIO

I have seen many tutorials about powering the Pi through the GPIO. My question is why do people do it? By powering the Pi through the GPIO, you lose protection from surges in current and voltage, so ...
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Despite having powered USB Hub, Raspberry Pi 2+ doesn't detect Seagate 1TB HDD anymore

I'm trying to set up a raspberry pi 2+ as an always on torrent box. I had it set up one time and it was working, but then when I turned it off and on again it froze on start up. After flashing the ...
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Powering up the Pi 3 with Samsung ICR16850 LiPo battery

I am working on an autonomous robot which is controlled by my RPi 3. I was concerned about how to power up the Pi, so I dissected an old laptop battery and got 6 Samsung ICR16850 LiPo cells from it. ...
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Powering up a WS2812 led strip with different power supplies

I have a Pi powered with its own adapter. I bought a 1 meter ws2812 led strip and bought a separate power supply for it (5V 6A). I plan to plug the +5V of the power supply directly to the +5V section ...
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Can I use a SMPS for powering pi and sensors connected to it [duplicate]

BME280, BMA180 and BMP180 are the sensors that I am going to connect with pi via I2C. Can I use SMPS for powering both pi and sensors (as a common power source). If yes, how can it be done? voltage ...
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Why does my RasPi Model B (256 MB) have low voltage?

I have an old rev.2 (I think) model B. It already has the 000 Fuses, but still only 256 MB of RAM. I wanted to use it for some small projects, but it does not run very stable. I tested TP1 and TP2 and ...
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I want to use a common power supply to pi and sensors BME280 and BMA180 (sensor modules). Is it possible?

How can I accommodate between the difference in voltage and current levels with a single power source?
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touch screen not working

I just bought a touch screen ,First it Works fine, but after two weeks the screen and the LEDs blink, and if I connect my Pi 2 via HDMI, it doesn't work at all. I connect the USB of my PC to supply ...
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Amazon Basics Powered USB Hub not Powering Pi 2

So I bought an Amazon Basics powered USB 3.0 hub for my pi model 2. It works perfectly fine for powering peripherals and data transfer works just fine when my pi is powered off of a separate power ...
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Can This UPS(UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLY) Run a Raspberry Pi for 24hours?

I am setting up an experiment that will need to run for 15 days straight and I am using a Raspberry Pi as a data logger. In my place power outages occurs from time to time. I am searching for cheap ...
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PWR LED is off for a specific power supply but everything works fine. Does this indicate a problem?

For my Raspberry Pi B+, I have a 5V 5A adapter.For the adapter though I had to cut and connnect a micro usb cable (to power input of RPi) and another cable to the power outlet (kind of and industrial ...
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What could be causing “over-current change” all the sudden?

This is a Raspberry Pi 2 using a 5V 2 Amp power supply running with a LaCie 2TB USB external drive connected via the USB port. It gets its power from the USB port for the drive. The above has been ...
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Powering with USB 3.0 from FritzBox 7490

someone gifted me an Rπ B+ recently. I've always powered it with an external 2A PSU. Im using my Rπ without any other peripherals like other USB-Devices or Displays. It's just a ...
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RPi and HDMI HML powering

What happens if an RPi is connected to a HDMI HML device that delivers power. Is it designed to handle that safely? Does it depend of the model? And what if the power that is provided by HDMI is ...
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What are the cooling requirements for Raspberry Pi 3?

The new Raspberry Pi 3 has been beefed up from the previous version. Now it comes with a Broadcom BCM2837, which is an ARM v8 quad-core Cortex-A53, clocked at 1.2GHz. I have also seen somewhere a ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 vs Pi 2 power consumption and heat dissipation

I've seen the announcement of the new Raspberry 3 but didn't find any info regarding power consumption and heating. A 1.2 Ghz 64-bit CPU is great but does it draw a lot more power? Shall heat be an ...
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How likely is SD card corruption?

I was working on my Pi and accidentally disconnected it from power. I have read that disconnecting power while the SD card is being written to can cause SD card corruption. How often does that really ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 - power circuit

I'm currently designing a PCB with some fets, logic level shifting and RS-232 connectors, to use with my Raspberry Pi 2. Now I thought, I could add a (around) 24v to 5v supply circuit, to directly ...
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Ethernet not working because of power supply wire length

I use a 5V 2A charger for my Raspberry Pi. If I use a short (50 cm long) wire everything works fine. When I use a long (280 cm) wire, the lights from the board are turned off (thus the cable is not ...
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Automatic shutdown of Pi Zero on low battery

I am trying to build a battery powered Pi Zero, using a LiPo battery and the Adafruit Powerboost 500. I would like to be able to use the low battery output (LBO) on the powerboost to tell the Pi to ...
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High amperage power supply/powered hub [closed]

I want to build a media center and I have got all I need except a power supply/hub to run it. My components are: RPi 2 B (FAQ says 1.8A) External HDD (up to 1A as it is attached via 2 USB ports) ...
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Raspberry Pi sudden shutdown, excessive heat

I have a Raspberry Pi model 2 B with Raspbian. When I plug in the power source, only the Green LED blinks, no Red LED. The OS successfully boots and I can use the Raspberry perfectly. As soon as the ...
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Is there a max current that can be supplied when powering the Pi from the pins?

I want to power my Pi Zero from the header pins, pin 2 and pin 6 specifically. I know that my Pi Zero can consume up to 120mA, and my power supply can provide up to 500mA. I've heard that the 3.3v ...
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Does it matter which pins are used when powering the Pi from the header?

If you didn't already know, you can power the Pi from the GPIO pins. By supplying pin 2 with 5v and connecting a ground to pin 6, you can power the Pi. My question; does it matter which pins are used? ...
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Pi 2 Question about power

I currently own a "WD My Passport Ultra 2 TB", It needs 500 mA to run. I only have a usb adapter that supplies my pi (2 b) with 1A. Would getting a better adapter allow me to power the 2TB drive? If ...
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Can I use the USB Hub to power the Raspberry Pi Zero?

I have this hub, with the Pi Zero: I know that I need to power the Pi via the USB power port and that the Hub is powered a separate power supply; provided when you purchase it. But I'd rather ...
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Are there any battery packs than can act as a UPS? [closed]

I have an external battery pack, for my phone - it charges via USB. I was thinking I could use it to power my new Pi Zero - if the power goes out - but I realised the one I have cannot be charged and ...
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Red LED after `sudo halt`, may I unplug?

I flashed Raspbian and I use my Pi headless, connecting via SSH. To power it off I do sudo halt, which disconnects me from the SSH. After a few green led blips I have steady red led on. Does it mean ...
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Can I use a Y-cable or Dual-Power cable to get additional power for a single USB powered hard drive?

I'm planning to attach multiple portable 2.5" hard drives to a Raspberry pi 2 Model B. The problem is, the only power source of such hard drive is the USB port it is connected to. In short: They would ...
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Is there a way to add power button on RPI 2 Model B? [duplicate]

Me and my dad were been looking for making small Pi to bigger Pi out of old PC case from 2004. So I thought that I need power button to power Pi but it's in the PC case so I took those but then i ...
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Optocoupler to control pi power supply

I got an idea of using a ATtiny85 and an optocoupler to control my raspberry pi's power supply. The optocoupler is the L1513. Would this be possible? simulate this circuit – Schematic ...
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Common ground with 9V?

I'm new to pi's extending. I've a MB102 breadboard, coupled with a powersupply. I plugged a 9V power supply, and it's working (powersupply => resistor => led on). I'd like to interface some ...
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2 amp power supply for RPi2. Too much current?

I'm currently using a 5V 2A power supply; not sure if it is appropriate because some answers say that the max safe current is 1.2 amps. I'm a little confused about this. Is it safe to use my current ...
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How to measure battery voltage?

I'm using a battery as my power supply. Is there any command or library to check the battery voltage? I want to monitor the battery discharge.
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How to find a robust power adapter for a Pi running 24/7?

Trying to diagnose recent problems with my Pi which effectively rendered it unusable -- short freezes whenever I took an action in Kodi, temporary loss of network connection, all accompanied by red ...
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Unknown fuse blow out in custom power board for raspi B cluster

I've been trying to adapt the design for power distribution layed out in this raspi cluster design. . While looking through the researcher's design, I couldn't find any use for jumpers 2 and 3, ...