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Is It Safe To Connect A 16 Port Servo Driver's External Power Supply To My Raspberry Pi? (Will It Cause A Brownout?)

I have an adafruit 16 port servo driver. In the directions on their webpage, they explain how to wire it, as well as connect an external power supply. They mention not to plug the power directly into ...
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Powering multiple pi's and multiple external hdds

I have looked around here and on other sites but don't really come to a clear solution on what to do specifically with my setup. I'm searching for a way to power the following setup efficiently: ...
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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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Help on powering 3.3V fans

I'm not 100% sure if this is the right form to post in, and I'm not the best writer... so please let me know if I make no sense. So I'm doing a little project and was wondering on how I could power ...
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Using UART from USB C

So basically my Alienware R4 17" 2017 model has USB C ports. I think USB C ports are a standard and operate at 20 volts, 5 amps, and 100 watts for power and charging. I have a Pi 3 and Pie 3 Model B+....
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Vibration-induced power loss problem

I am a pilot using a Pi 3 as an ADS-B receiver for a gyroplane. It works really well provided I don't try to have the Pi mounted to the aircraft anywhere. As soon as I do, the vibration seems to cause ...
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Safe to power Raspberry Pi 3 with 5.25 v out of BEC?

So I'm using a Lipo to power my Pi 3 and to be safe, I installed a 5v 3A UBEC. Upon checking the voltage output, I saw the BEC was only stepping the voltage down to around 5.25v, rather than 5v. I ...
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Keyboard not working with HDMI

I am trying to connect keyboard on my raspberry pi alongwith hdmi. But when i connect keyboard to the rpi, hdmi stops working and vice versa. But they both are working alone but not together. Any ...
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powering raspberry pi B+ through the USB port

I am enclosing my raspberry pi B+ into a camera case due to which the micro USB power plug on the pi is not accessible, I was thinking of powering it through the normal USB port. https://www.youtube....
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Problem with grounding

I have a little problem with grounding. I realized a circuit which is controlled by the GPIO-Pins of the Raspberry. The function of my circuit is irrelevant. You just have to know that I need the 3....
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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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What GPIO pins are required to Power RPi? [duplicate]

We are using Raspberry Pi Model B: We used USB connector from PC - confirmed output - 5V, with 2 leads: Connected +5V to Pin 2 Connected GND to Pin 6 on connector - Inserted Ethernet cable ...
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Can i use 2.5Amp on Raspberrypi 3B GPIO 5v pins? [duplicate]

I'm thinking of using a 5V and 2.5Amp power supply to power up my Raspberrypi 3 model B over it's GPIO 5V PIN. Is it safe to use 5V 2A IN GPIO PIN?
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Is it possible to have 5V output from a GPIO pin? [duplicate]

I want to make a small rc car using the raspberry pi. I tested the 3.3V and 5V output for the motor and of course I'd really prefer the 5V output, it is much faster. From what I read, the GPIO pins ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 rewire power input [duplicate]

I want to use my raspberry pi 2 as an media center and use movies from my usb HDD Now the problem is that it runs short on power for that usb HDD (my usb hdd uses 2 usb ports btw) Now I found an old ...
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