Relates to powering USB devices from the Raspberry Pi

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External Hard Drive does not show up in devices though it is adequately powered

when running sudo blkid and sudo fdisk -l no usb drive shows. The output from dmesg however makes it appear that the external hard drive has no issues [ 3.409324] usb 1-1.3: new high-speed USB ...
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Errors with ZTE modem on Raspbian/RPi2

I'm having serious trouble getting a ZTE Mf180 USB modem to work on a Raspberry Pi 2 with Raspbian, using pppd to connect. Usb_modeswitch is working almost flawlessly (sometimes I have to re-plug the ...
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RaspberryPi A+ USB Data Lines shorted

This is kinda weird problem. I used Raspberry Pi A+ for my small projects. I did all the programming using a USB WiFi dongle via SSH. It all went happy and fine until one fine day the dongle stopped ...
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Mobile power source for RPi? [duplicate]

I have an RPi B and using a USB hub need to plug into it: A LogiLink Wifi nano USB, and 3 USB NFC readers (3*200mA=600mA) This should roughly add up to less than 3A: Power for: (RPi) + (USB ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 - HDMI not displaying

Just recently purchased a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B 1GB. I also bought a micro SD card Kingston 16GB Class 10. I loaded up the Noobs software as instructed on: ...
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Power over USB vs from Raspbery

If I connect a relay to Raspberry PI (Ground to Ground, VCC to 5v, and switch pin to one GPIO), when I write 1 on that pin, the relay switches on and off. But, if I connect the relay Ground and VCC ...
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Powered USB HUB in India - F4U016

Has anyone successfully used the Belkin 4-port F4U016 or the Belkin F4U040SA with the Pi? I need to power a Wifi dongle, keyboard and a pen drive. Any advice?
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Is it correct to power the Raspberry Pi this way?

I have an embedded Raspberry Pi in an enclosure, with a micro-USB female socket (see middle picture) for power input. Is it correct to power the Raspberry Pi like this (micro-USB socket VCC to GPIO ...
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Pi / Pi 2 using modern 'smart' USB Power Adapters to supply power to the Raspberry?

Once upon a time there was only one way to charge a usb device and that was done at 5V and 500mA max, or so I've been told. 'Modern' USB Power Adapters like the Apple 1Amp, 2Amp and 2.4Amp and many ...
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I have just searched for a usb Y cable to power my HDD from another power source but also transfer data to my Raspberry Pi

So here the Y cable I'm thinking of buying it's to connect my Western digital Elements HDD to a different power-source rather than using the Raspberry Pi as an only usb power but also using the other ...
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How do I turn off my Rasperry Pi when it's connected to a battery pack?

I currently have my raspberry pi set up such that it's connected to this assembled 320x240 2.8" TFT + Touchscreen that I got from Adafruit (https://www.adafruit.com/product/1601). I am also powering ...
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Can I use a power only USB lead to connect Rpi and HDMIPi?

The HDMIPi assembly was originally designed for Raspberry Pi A, with a short lead supplied to power the RPi from the HDHMI driver board. When an RPi B+ or RPi 2 is used, the supplied lead is not ...
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Does the Raspberry Pi have USB power saving mode?

I have an issue with my Raspberry Pi 1 (Model B). It's connected to a USB hub (external power supply) with a card reader (keyboard emulated - plug&play). Everything works fine and all but if I let ...
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Is setting `max_usb_current=1` to give more power to USB devices a bad idea?

I've been searching around for more information on the /boot/config.txt configuration directive max_usb_current, trying to find out exactly what happens when that is set to 1, but it's hard to find ...
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How can I connect a kinect to my raspberry pi

The kinect plug looks close to USB but it's not quite the same. How do I get this to plug into my rpi? Do I need to cut the plug type and attach a regular usb plug instead? I've looked for a ...
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HDMI to micro usb?

If you got a Micro-USB cable and adapted it to a HDMI cable, then connected it between your Raspberry Pi B+ and your Kindle Fire HD, would it work as a monitor?
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Will a Duracell 9V battery power my Raspberry Pi for 24 hours? [duplicate]

Will a Duracell 9V battery power my Raspberry Pi (plus camera module) for 24 hours? I've tried power banks and the 50,000mAh rating seems a bit exaggerated, considering I'm getting just 5/6 hours ...
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Attached Storage Mount Problem

I recently purchased a WD Passport Ultra 1tb to use as a backup on my Raspberry Pi B+ but for some reason I can't see /dev/sda1 to mount it. After doing ls /dev/ only /dev/sda appears. I've ...
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Ext. HDD I/O Error - suspends, power issues?

My external USB HDD becomes repeatedly inaccessible after a long time of usage/idleness. The same thing happened before with a very old disk and I thought it was just failing. But I do have the same ...
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Raspberry PI A+ Power requirements

I want to get a raspberry pi a+. I am trying to figure out how I can power it. I will use it with a USB Bluetooth WiFi Combo Adapter. The power consumption of the combo adapter is less than 1.5W. As ...
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Why does plugging a usb 2.0 memory stick into a 2011 raspberry pi running openelec cause it to crash?

I have a 2011 raspberry pi set up and running with openelec (v13.2 "GOTHAM") running on it. When I power up the raspberry pi with a USB 2.0 memory stick connected to it, it causes the screen to flash ...
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problems running XBMC on 2011 Raspberry Pi

I have a 2011 Raspberry Pi and have been trying to get openelec (v13.2 Gotham) to run on it. I am powering the raspberry pi using a Sony phone charger outputting 5V at 850mA. Whenever I plug in the ...
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Can the pi power this 2.5" drive without a usb hub?

I want to use my PI model B as a NAS, but I'd like to avoid using a usb-hub. I have a 2.5" western digital 1tb usb drive (this one), and a 2A power supply for the pi that I'm planning on using with ...
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Is it safe to connect arduino with motors to pi via USB?

I'm planning to connect raspberry pi to DAGU mini driver, just as shown here. I have a question regarding the minidriver drawing current from the Pi USB port. As far as I know if there is no battery ...
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Pi dead: U3 IC gets extremely hot

I got two Pi's, and both of them have the same problem. To the first one, I connected a 3.3V power supply to pin 1, following which the board didn't boot and no LEDs lit. The board seems to be dead, ...
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Read load of battery via USB

I don't know if it is the right forum to ask the question but I just post it here. I have a power bank connected to my rpi b+ and I want to ask if it is in general possible to read the current load ...
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Connecting a 12V USB device to Pi [closed]

I'm planning to use a long range USB RFID reader (12V) like this with Pi. As Pi USB can supply only 5V, how can I connect it to Pi USB, if it is not external powered..??
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Pi not recognizing USB ports with an adequate PSU

So I got the Raspberry Pi B+ about 3 weeks ago and it hasn't been functioning 100% correctly... I have a PiHub to power my ehdd (1tb WD Elements), Wifi Adapter Realtek 8188CU, and (usually) the ...
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Why did my wireless USB adapter suddenly stop working on a powered USB hub after it worked for weeks?

I set up two Raspberry Pis to power a 50" television each about a month ago. On each I have Raspbian running, with slight modifications so that it boots into a Midori browser kiosk that, by default, ...
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How to use usb ports on raspberry pi?

Raspberry Pi B+ has four USB ports. But pi cannot provide enough power required for USB devices like external hard disk. Now, if pi cannot provide power, what's the use of having more USB ports? What ...
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Extra power to usb port on raspberry pi

I have a model B raspberry pi and an external hard drive that requires more power than the usb port on the raspberry pi can provide. Is there any way to increase the power to the usb port so that I ...
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Why do people use powered usb hubs?

I have the RPi B+. It has four usb ports. At the moment I am powering an Arduino Mega, a small RFID reader and a keyboard. I plan to also power a wifi dongle and an arduino uno. Will this just work? ...
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Is it possible to toggle individual USB ports?

I have a motion-detecting PiCamera set up running, which is fine and dandy until it gets dark. I could get another Pi with the NoIR camera instead, but a simple solution occurred to me the other day - ...
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RaspPi / raspbmc is turning on my TV

newby here, I have a raspbmc connected via HDMI to a CEC enabled smart TV. power is also coming from the TV via USB - everything more than fine, I really like it. BUT: When I turn off the system ...
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Power external hard drive though USB — safe to use USB charger?

I would like to connect an external hard drive to the Raspberry Pi. This hard drive must be powered through USB and comes with a cable that has two ends (to ensure sufficient power). The cable is ...
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powering pi with a 5v regulated power supply

I am considering the following 5v regulated ps module. I have a coin acceptor that connects to a board. I am going to cut the coin acceptors 12v cable and put the -ve and +ve behind the regulated ...
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Raspberry pi reboots when usb wifi (Edimax EW-7811UN) is plugged without usb extension cable

This is an odd issue that there have been quite a bit of discussion about even on this forum. Possible suggested issues range from insufficient power to bad internal hardware design of the pi. When ...
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How to connect the connect to a PiHUB?

I just got my PiHUB but there are no instructions on how to use it :( I need: To connect it to 3 USB devices, The USB devices need to be controlled by 1 Rpi, That Rpi would (preferably) be powered ...
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Are there USB powered speakers with an Analog port?

I have built a raspberry Pi Jukebox, specially modified for a handicapped user (voice feedback on all songs, large buttons) but I have one.... last.... problem. The speakers I used ran off the analog ...
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Voltage controlled current amplifier [closed]

How to amplify current 1A, 5V from the 5mA, 5V??. More Particularly, In input side, i have 10mA and 5V and output side required 1A, 5V. Thanks.
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Looking for 3G USB Dongle (with low-power consumption )

I'm developing for my #iot project with a device, a Raspberry PI, positioned in places without any internet connectivity. So I'm looking for a really cheap internet connectivity solution; using a ...
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External USB HDD with powered usb hub

Please has somebody some idea how to fix what I described at http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=47218&p=546350#p546350? It worked yesterday and today I attached a Nexus 7 ...
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Felt current on my Pi, could this have damaged it?

Here is what happened. I have a Belkin Surge Protector. I have connected my iPhone charger (5v 1A) to this and it powers my Pi. I have also connected powered USB hub, transcend hub3k to this surge ...
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RPI with GPIO connector AND micro usb Power supply?

if I use both the GPIO connector and the micro usb does this double the Amper value and the voltage value or only the amper value ?
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Safest way to power a hungry Wifi adapter and the Pi from a single 5V source

My Pi is destined for the skies, so it will receive power at roundabout 5.3V via the BEC (battery eliminator circuit) which will be capable of delivering up to 10A (heavy duty BEC it is), so sourcing ...
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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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Powering external hdd exclusively from sector

Hi I'm working on powering my Sony external hard drive disk. I want to power the drive from the sector and link it to the RPi without drawing any current from it (and also because i'm a afraid of ...
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Is SD card corruption still an issue? [closed]

For a project I'm using a 16GB class 10 Sandisk micro SD card (in an Adafruit micro SD card adaptor). I've got a Model B Raspberry Pi that's not overclocked, nor has it ever been. Since I'm running it ...
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Simulated unplugging of Huawei E220 USB modem

I found out that my 3G modem keeps closing the connection every couple hours. I tried to set up a reset script, everything works fine and I know how to do it, with one little problem: The only way ...
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Hard drive not detected by the Pi

My raspberry pi is unable to detect my external hard drive, I'm wondering if I might have messed up in my setup. The hub is connected to the pi in two ways: from the hub to the pi's microusb to give ...