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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Can I use a 40 pin GPIO ribbon cable to connect a Pi 4 to a Pi Juice?

So I have a Pi 4 and an official touchscreen and I'm building a portable device to run retropie. I got a heatsink/fan combo which is about as tall as the USBs on the pi and I've ordered a Pi Juice HAT ...
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How to protect picam flex cable?

i was wondering if it may be usefull to have a protection for the flex cable of the picam. My picam will work in really dusty area. I can't find any hardware protection for this cable (or maybe i ...
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Connect flex cable to raspberry

I have an old tablet Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 and I would like to ask if it could be possible to connect to raspberry? Size of flex cable looks similar... Amazon
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Extend Official Display Connections

Is there a type of extender for the official Pi display connections? I don't mean the 15 pin FFC, but the two directly on the display. I'm mounting the driver board separately from the display in a ...
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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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How to use a stackable Rpi relay HAT to control 220V AC mains power?

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 ...