i have a charger with 5 V output and 1.5 A output


i know raspberry pi 2 needs 5V 1A

it is ok to use the raspberry with this charger?

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it is ok to use the raspberry with this charger?


  • great, it can be more readable for the consumers to see "max" 1500 mA or "up to" 1500mA on the product documentation
    – Sam
    Jan 20, 2016 at 17:23
  • If you attach something hefty to a USB port it may not cover that, but a wifi adapter, mouse, and keyboard should be okay
    – goldilocks
    Jan 20, 2016 at 17:25
  • It may (or may not) work. Many "chargers" comply with the USB charger spec, which lets voltage drop to 3.6V. There is no indication which spec this is designed to. All USB chargers supply 5V on light load, so should work with a standalone Pi, but may cause problems with heavier loads.
    – Milliways
    Jan 20, 2016 at 22:37
  • I guess if they say "Charger output voltage: 5.0V" either it is true, or it isn't -- but that's the case with everything in print. I've used various USB style chargers with pis and never had a problem with them.
    – goldilocks
    Jan 20, 2016 at 22:43
  • i have used the charger and have no problems
    – Sam
    Jan 22, 2016 at 6:07

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