Questions tagged [cable]

Use this tag for any questions related to the cables needed to connect the Raspberry Pi to power, screens, and other peripherals.

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Raspberry Pi Dashcam feed cable through closed car door?

weird question, i am sure but there is a good reason. We have a bike rack at the back of our van and when we drive I see poorly out the back. I have to use the side mirrors when of course the middle ...
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Connecting jumpercable to gpio pins

My teacher gave me a large group of jumper cables attached to one another. this might be a stupid question but if it's attached like on the on the bottom picture what is the order of the cables? (...
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Piggyback two boards on a single RPi - Relay Board + Paddle Breakout

So I want to wire two DHT22 sensors (5V) to a Pi and also control a lightbulb with 220V. As a plus this should be very compact and I don't want to solder or use breadboards/jumper cabling. I looked ...
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FFC 12 pin cable with a USB interface

I have this barcode scanner module and I need to connect it to my raspberry pi 3 b+. I am a beginner at this and I don't know how to go about it. I have been searching for weeks. The seller in ...
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Max distance for GPIO cable? [duplicate]

I'm planing on putting up a magnet and a reed switch on my window at home and I'm planing on using a RaspberryPi to sense when it's open/closed. I'm going to pull the wire up in the attic so the ...
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Trim camera cable for pi 2 for Raspberry pi zero

I ordered a camera for my pi zero w and got the wrong one. Can it be trimmed to fit the zero’s smaller connectors
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Direct connection to Pi with usb-to-ethernet adapter possible?

I've got a pi 3B to which I always ssh over my home network. I'm now going to be traveling for some time and I want to mess around on the go. I read that you can connect directly to the pi using a ...
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Pi Power Distribution - how much needed

I was using my Pi (1 model B+) in order to create a remote controlled car (Another question I have about that I posted). The issue is that when I connected the 9v battery to power my wheels, it ...
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GPIO ribbon cable with multiple connectors

I need to connect multiple extension boards to single Pi3B+. I have checked that they will not be using the same GPIO signals. I am thinking of using a single ribbon cable with one female (for the Pi) ...
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Where do I plug in a 5V mini fan on a Raspberry Pi?

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. I am currently installing the Pi into a Super Tinytendo case, which came with a built-in mini fan. However, I'm not sure which set of pins I should plug the fan into. ...
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What cable do I need to connect an SPI (4-wire) interface?

I have received an e-ink display as a gift. The connection interface is SPI. I would assume that I need to find a cable/adaptor that would output to different GPIO (I have a breadboard so it should be ...
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Does anyone make a round GPIO cable (flat ends obviously, rounded middle) see pic?

Something like this floppy drive cable (which I think will not work because of wire swaps)
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Rpi3 power issues: USB,LAN not working, No signal on ACT LED-

I am using Raspberry pi 3 as media center with OSMC on it, it was working fine with 5.2V 2A power supply for about 3 months. But now LAN and USB ports are not working, green LED is also not blinking ...
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1mm 8pin ribbon cable connector for breadboards

I bought this air quality sensor for my Raspberry PI As you can see, it uses a small male-male ribbon connector (10mm). I am looking for a clip breadboard connector/adapter as I would like to avoid ...
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Camera Module V2 working on Raspberry Pi 3 but not on Raspi Zero W

I have a new Camera Module V2 that I tried to hook up with a new Raspberry Pi Zero W with this adapter cable. When I call raspistill -o test.jpg I get mmal: Cannot read camera info, keeping the ...
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Raspberry Pi Monitor goes black periodically

I have a Raspberry Pi 2 connected to a Dell 1707FP monitor via an HDMI-to-VGA cable. Every minute or so , the screen will randomly turn black for a second and then return. This occurrence happens ...
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How to tell if a USB cable is good quality?

A bit of context: I have a 6-port/60W USB power hub which seems good to power a few raspberry pis. I've tried it with a device in each port (raspis and a banana pi) and all seemed right - pretty ...
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Use USB-to-parallel cable as UART?

Can I (mis-)use my USB-to-parallel (printer) cable as UART cable in some way (e.g. sticking some cables in the female parallel output and use them as UART connectors)
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RPi model 2 - USB ports receive no power

The USB ports on my Raspberry Pi 2 model B V1.1 do not receive any power. I measured the USB pins with a multi-meter, which should have 5V, but have none. I tried different power supplies, which work ...
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How to install camera module ribbon?

I want to install a zero-compatible camera ribbon on my camera module. However, I am unsure of how to remove the cable. It doesn't come out easily and I don't want to force it. Is there any guide on ...
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Can the RPi Camera cable be folded/creased?

The RPi camera uses a cable that looks nearly identical to a flat flex cable. The regular RPi Camera connector. The Pi Zero adapted version. I have seen videos of people folding/creasing these ...
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Can the Pi camera module be used with a longer cable?

It appears the Raspberry Pi camera module v2 includes a 15cm ribbon cable, to connect it to the Pi. But I would like to have the camera sited further from the Pi, maybe a few metres away. So can this ...
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how to conect raspberry standard monitor to the pi?

i bought this http://www.amazon.in/Raspberry-Pi-Screen-Display-Finger-Capacitive/dp/B01BKOTRFI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1460391670&sr=8-1&keywords=raspberry++pi+monitor#productDetails i ...
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How to connect 6 pin connector to Pi 2

I want to know how to integrate 6 pin connector to Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. Since the ends are male, So I'll be using female-to-female connector to connect with GPIO. 6 Pin Connector:
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Connection guide for GT-511C3 Fingerprint Scanner and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B

I have a Fingerprint Scanner - TTL (GT-511C3) and I want to connect that with Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, through GPIO. I have referred this website, to understand what input will go for different pins ...
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can i connect this to the header?

I recently discoverd a very old agenda coumputing vr3 pocket computer and wondered if it was possible to connect it to my pi. But i need to use a cable and have no idea what it is. I'm wondering if it ...
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Connecting GPS Breakout to Pi

Good day While looking for the smallest possible GPS solution for a Raspberry PI 2 searching has brought me to these solutions. https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13670 https://www.sparkfun.com/...
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Can I use a Y-cable or Dual-Power cable to get additional power for a single USB powered hard drive?

I'm planning to attach multiple portable 2.5" hard drives to a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. These hard drives are powered each by a single USB cable, which is a problem, because the Pi does not provide ...
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Can I power a Pi with a ribbon cable AWG 28?

I wonder whether it is Ok to power a raspberry pi using a ribbon cable. Reading this information, I think it is not possible because 1.8A is recommended. Is it like that? I have a really limited ...
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LM35 long electric wire [closed]

I want to measure temperature on Pi with LM35 sensor. I have cables like this it's 4 x 0.75mm^2 and the longest is about 10 meters. I can't change them to UTP. Is this gonna work on this cables or ...
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Powering Raspberry Pi Zero and a HUB with one charger (3 in 1 cable)

I'm planning to buy the latest Raspberry Pi (Zero) and I'm trying to figure something out. Let's assume I have a decent power supply (2A) and I'm using this cable for powering it and powering an USB ...
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Can I use a cable such as the ones linked to connect my Pi Zero to the network?

The Pi Zero only has a micro USB socket, requiring the use of an adapter to connect an Ethernet cable. Is there any reason I can't use something like this cable, or even attempt to make my own with ...
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How to connect a regular CPU-Fan to the Raspbrery Pi 2 B

We're running a Raspberry Pi 2 B as a Tomcat-Server and meanwhile it became quite warm so I'm thinking of using one of the old CPU-Fans (12V) we're having around. Unfortunately I couldn't find any ...
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How to create DYI female jumper cables from male cables?

I just got a elctronics for Arduino/Raspberry Pi. The problem is that all the jumper cables included are male to male. I know I could easily just buy more cables, but I'm wondering if any of you know ...
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What kind of USB extension cable (3m) to power up raspi B?

I have turned my raspberry pi B+ into a wifi repeater (i.e running 2 usb wifi keys). It runs on a portable power bank now. So I am limited by the lifetime of the battery, approx. 3 hours. I already ...
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RPi HDMI to RCA

I live in India and intend to buy a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B sometime soon but do not have a display with a HDMI input. So I'm stuck with RCA (3pin Yellow/White/Red) and S-video (No VGA). I also cannot ...
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Can't connect Raspberry Pi to TV over HDMI

I can't connect my RaspberryPi to my new Samsung TV over HDMI. The RaspberryPi works with an HDMI to DVI cable with my normal 24" computer display. But when I want to connect the PI to the TV over a ...
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Power on pi and cpu heats up very fast

When I power up pi cpu heats up to 40-50 c and red, green leds are on, tried to use other sd cards but nothing, last what i did tried to connect gpio pins with ide cable.
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Booting up a headless Raspberry Pi using Mac OS X

I bought the Raspberry Pi Model B (Raspberry Pi Ultimate Starter Kit off Amazon) thinking this would be my first and final purchase for a while, but have been unsuccessful in getting the computer ...
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Where to get / how to build a 50" / 1.25 m. long GPIO cable

I want to connect my 433.92MHZ transmitter to my Pi. The problem is, it's 50" away from my pi, and the only cables I can find online are 20 cm (8") long cables. I've thought about creating the cable ...
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How to add a usb slave port to a raspberry pi

Is there a way, with a small board add-on, a simple cable incorporating some specialized chip, to add a usb slave port to a RPi, to let it be used as a device?
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How to connect mhz transmitter arduino

How am I supposed to connect a transmitter to my raspberry pi "pins"? I have bought a transmitter online But I have to wait about 10-15 days before its delivered, so I want to make sure that thats ...
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My Raspberry Pi is turning off after about 3 minutes. Any ideas?

I've tried using different cables, different cards, power supplies, different HDMI cables even ... but my Raspberry Pi just shuts down after about 2~3 minutes. I tried with different power supplys (...
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Raspberry (HDMI) to monitor(VGA) Does a cable work?

Now I have seen some HDMI to VGA Cables, but on some forums people say it won't work. I have a monitor with just VGA input and I want to connect my Raspberry Pi to it. Will a HDMI to VGA cable work? ...
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Random GPIO values when ribbon cable is connected

I've installed the GPIO python library to read/write to GPIO pins. To get the state of the pins I'm using "gpio readall" which displays a table with all the pins from the RPI and I can see which pin ...
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Console cable to iPhone / iPad

Is it possible to connect my iOS devices to RPi using console cable? For example, I want to access my RPi on the go without internet connection and I don't want to carry my laptop with me (to use the ...
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Female Breadboard Jumper Cables

Can I use the inexpensive female/male or female/female breadboard jumper cables to temporarily wire sensors to the GPIO pins? http://www.ebay.ca/itm/QTY30-Breadboard-Jumpers-Wires-Male-Female-Arduino-...
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Do I need to use a ribbon cable for GPIO?

I haven't gotten my R-Pi yet, otherwise I would've just tried it, but do I need a ribbon cable to use GPIO or can I just connect a bunch of wires from the pins to a solder-less breadboard?
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How can I use an iMac as an external display?

I have to admit, the research that I've done suggests that it is not possible to do this (and that it is more complicated than originally thought). The Raspberry Pi outputs HDMI, and iMacs (at least ...
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Can I use PATA cables for GPIO?

Raspberry's GPIO connector looks very similar to the old Parallel-ATA connectors. I do have several spare floppy/hdd PATA ribbon cables. Can I use these cables for GPIO? I know that GPIO has 26 pins, ...