The question says it all. If you have a definite answer, it would be great if you could post a photo of the pi zero, where the fuse is pointed out.

  • Questions are not for answers
    – Christian
    Commented Feb 1, 2017 at 12:03
  • OK, should I create a new answer from it, and remove the answer? I am not sure.
    – Stowoda
    Commented Feb 1, 2017 at 15:54
  • It is entierly valid to answer your own question. It would be even better to edit the current answer, since you got the info there, but you might be a tad low on reputation.
    – Christian
    Commented Feb 1, 2017 at 15:57
  • OK; I just moved it into the answer part. Thanks for the hint.
    – Stowoda
    Commented Feb 1, 2017 at 16:04
  • This looks much better and readable. Nice job
    – Christian
    Commented Feb 1, 2017 at 16:06

3 Answers 3


The Pi Zero does not have a fuse (polyfuse or otherwise).

See this Raspberry Pi org forum post.

Also see these limited schematics.


NO polyfuse for raspberry pi zero

Thanks to Joan I got the information to complete this request. Here are the schematics for the power supply of both raspberry pi Zero and PRI 3, .

Raspberry Pi Zero without fuse:

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And Here for comparision RPI3 with polyfuse:

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  • So: on the bright side the RPi Zero is not going to suffer from volt-drop to the same extent when power is drawn from the +5V pins on the GPIO connections...!
    – SlySven
    Commented Jul 11, 2017 at 15:34

It does not have a polyfuse, but good fuses are cheap. If you want a fuse, use a nice glass fuse: fuse1

Or a tiny fuse: fuse2

To check if you've popped it, just use an ohm measurement. You also do not have to waste a day or more praying that your polyfuse has saved you.

Or add your own polyfuse: fuse3

  • Of course you will have to use the right fuse (for a fuse of current rating Iₙ you will need to draw at least 2 * Iₙ and possibly more to get it to fuse in a reasonable time) and as far as semiconductor equipment with a glass/ceramic fuse you can often find that the circuit will work fine without any of that nasty volt-drop associated with poly-fuses - it is just that in the event of an over-voltage or down-stream overload the semiconductors protect the fuse by burning out in an open-circuit manner so as to not cause the fuse to blow... 8-P
    – SlySven
    Commented Oct 24, 2017 at 0:06
  • @SlySven Yes, a fast fuse. The right fuse. I like glass-case fuses in proper fuse mountings. Polyfuses are silly.
    – user2497
    Commented Oct 24, 2017 at 0:08

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