Has anyone ever had this problem? Raspberry Pi3B+ running under voltage all the time in a car. I have purchased a high quality 5V power supply rated to 10 amps but not put it in yet, so I'm running off a 2.4 amp tablet charger.
I have two USB hubs attached and they CAN be powered but I have not yet. They are attached with 6 foot cables that run through the cars interior and while its not impossible a cable got pinched it is unlikely. They were routed carefully and protected. then I attached the USB hub and put just those visible in the car. Each USB hub is attached to a single port on the raspberry pi.
Initial setup in December; iNext controller fries after about a week. No reason I can determine, but its in a car so... maybe it got stepped on/spilled on/who knows what. I went through 3 more that fried, and it seemed to be happening at an increasing rate. Bought a single Buffalo controller. That seemed to be doing well, and either the next Buffalo controller I bought was DOA or fried instantly. And it was at that point that it occurred to me that I think all fried controllers came out of my LEFT USB hub.
I am not positive, cause cords get tangled up and I've definitely just pulled some out and gone into the house to test them.
Has anyone ever had a Raspberry Pi fry controllers? Has anyone ever had a USB hub fry controllers? At the moment I am not using that hub, and if I get no more controllers fried I will assume that is the problem (I'm looking at YOU SABRENT!), but I must confess--I'm so curious if anyone else has ever had a similar problem and if anyone can speculate how it is even possible to fry these things with such low power!?
As an aside the Car itself did have a bad ground. A strap that attaches to one of the motor mounts got pinched by the motor mount and broke. I replaced it with a fantastic ground and the LAST controller fried after this repair I think.