Questions tagged [power-management]

Power Management is a feature of electrical appliances to enter a low-power state when inactive to reduce energy consumption.

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Is it possible to turn off my MHS3528 (ILI9486) TFT backlight?

I've got a TFT screen that uses the goodtft MHS35-show script. The screen works, and hooray, that's great! Except... It stays on, all the time, at full brightness. I would love to be able to turn my ...
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Powering using 5V rail fails

I have reviewed a lot about powering the PI using the 5V pins on the expansion connector but I have not seen the solution to this problem. Here are some of the tests I ran: (Setup: Nothing plugged in ...
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How should the J2 header be used on a raspberry pi 4?

The posts I found online show conflicting information on how the J2 header should be used, and seem to be derived from trial and error. None of the answers I managed to find seem authoritative; i.e. ...
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Which peripherals remain powered when the raspberry pi 4 model B enters poweroff state?

When I ran the command poweroff in ubuntu 19.10, I noticed that both the Ethernet port and USB ports remain powered even when the rbp4 seemed to have halted. Others using rasbian seem to have had ...
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Power Supply Raspberry pi 4

I have googled a lot but didn't find anything useful. Can I use any power adapter other than the official Raspberry Pi supply? Moreover, I have an Argon One Case and many people have recommended ...
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Power off Raspberry Pi if charger of powerbank is connected and turn back on if disconnected

I have a (maybe trivial) problem. I want to power a Raspberry Pi (more specific a SteroPi) with a power bank. The power bank has the feature, that its output is always on. So even if I plug in a ...
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Best way to control power supply?

I have a system built with a Raspberry Pi 4 and an Arduino to control its startup, shutdown and reset, I have already started to design a current monitor circuit (discussed here). But one of the ...
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How to turn off USB chip permanently?

I am seeking ways to reduce power consumption on my raspberry pi 3B+. I've read that one of the most efficient ways is to turn off the USB chip. This link shows how to do so via the toggle commands. ...
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How to power a Raspberry Pi and servo motors with one power supply

I'm building a robot using Raspberry Pi and several servo motors. I'd like to power all components using a single lithium ion battery. I've looked into using a motor driver hat, but it seems the motor ...
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Raspberry PI 3 A+ x5 Cluster PSU Needed Recommendation

I plan to make this x5-x6 RPI 3 A+ cluster but I am no sure what USB Charger to use. I would really prefer something with 5-6 ports. I know the spec for output are 5V/2.5A and I plan to use it in ...
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RPi 4 consumes 2.5W when shut down

My RPi 4 consumes about 0.5A after executing sudo halt, while according to this post it should draw at least an order of magnitude less (0.069A). The green LED blinks several times then goes off, but ...
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how do I automatically power off the raspberry pi and cut power every night and then power it back on each day?

Background I'm a student working on research project to develop a remote wireless sensor network of data loggers. Each data logger (aka node) is going to be retrofitted to a bird feeder that reads ...
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USB Power Draw Plug In Order

I'm having some issues running a USB webcam and a USB speaker at the same time. If I plug in my webcam second, both devices work perfectly fine. If I simply boot with both plugged in, the speaker ...
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RPi 3 - Reduce power consumption

I am looking to reduce the power consumption to a minimum on my RPi 3. For my project, the Raspberry Pi Zero is not an option. for now, I disabled Bluetooth and WiFi and made sure to kill some ...
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What is the purpose of PD_SENSE in the Raspberry Pi 4 power circuit?

Here the schematics of the USB-C power input of the Pi 4 : You can see that there is a resistor connected to the USB_CC lines of the USC-C socket, the other side is labelled PD_SENSE and is going ...
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Why doesn't the RPi 4 power on when RUN pin is grounded?

I'm trying to power on a RPi 4 using the RUN pin. The RPi is runing LibreELEC (Leia) 9.2 ALPHA1. I tried shutting down the RPi from LibreELEC's GUI, then grounding the RUN pin for a second by ...
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Is it possible to toggle 3.3V and 5V header pins on and off? [duplicate]

Header Pins 1, 2, 4, 17 are labled 3V3 and 5V on the schematics but the connections to the BCM and/or regulators are not in their documents. It appears the 5V node is coming from the raw USB/external ...
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Trouble connecting USB devices with Raspberry Pi Compute Module on custom PCB

I am working with a team designing a PCB that works with the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 card. We are having a bit of trouble with the USB ports. The schematic of the USB portion is somewhat similar ...
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Raspberry PI automatically turning on after I put it to sleep using GPIO

I implemented a simple script (well, someone else created it, just installed it hehe) to shutdown my raspberry pi when a button is pressed that connects pin 5 and 6 (I think those are the numbers - ...
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Issues with the IOT Bit 4G hat

I would like to have some internet connection everywhere with my Raspberry Pi. To do so I bought the IOT Bit 4G hat for the rasoberry Pi ( https://www.mouser.be/new/altitude-technology/altitude-tech-...
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Make “iw wlan0 set power_save off” permanent

Q How can I make iw wlan0 set power_save off permanent for stretch? What's the proper way to do it? Edit I'm using an r-Pi 1 Mod. B with an Edimax wifi dongle and Raspian stretch.
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Run turn off/on HDMI on specific time

I want to do the following: Use my raspberry pi as a smart display, kind off like what the Chromecast does when it's not streaming anything. I also want it to turn on and off at certain times, like ...
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Power management in Windows IOT

Because my project is in the field and not in a lab, power consumption is a significant issue. According to specification an idle Raspberry Pi 3B+ bare board has a current draw of 330mA. The ...
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How to do I reenable display sleep?

I recently installed a Hyperpixel touchscreen on my Raspberry Pi 3, but I don't want to leave the screen on 24/7 to avoid damage and because an always-on display doesn't fit my use case. Before I put ...
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On/off via UI or Sleep?

I will be using the Raspbian Lite OS. I want my Users to be able to switch the device on/off. I am using a battery source for the main application. I was thinking of providing kiosk browser UI (...
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How can you detect if a USB device is powered via an USB Port?

I need to power a Raspberry Pi through the USB port of another computer. Is there any way to detect on the PC if the RPi is powered on? Running dmesg as well as lsusb commands on the PC didn't show ...
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How to hack power bank with timer to power cycle Raspberry Pi

... without an Arduino (if possible). I am aware there are well-made solutions like the WittyPi, RTC-Arduino circuits, and some others with relay switches. If a power bank is directly connected to ...
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Raspberry pi 12v relay

I have bought this relay: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F262722739443 In the '1 channel 12v relay' variety I am going to be using it to power ...
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Where to connect PWR_LOW_N?

We're developing a compute module board, and added the undervoltage circuit. Unfortunately, I cannot find where to PWR_LOW_N is actually connected. I have found some saying it's connected to GPIO 35 ...
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Which Linux driver does control the PMIC of the Raspberry Pi 3B+?

The Raspberry Pi 3B+ contains the MaxLinear (previously Exar) MxL7704 power management chip (PMIC) with I2C interface for "on-line" reconfiguration of power sequencing and internal voltages.1 This is ...
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What logs can I check to see if WiFi power management is still enabled

I have followed a couple of posts on here to turn off power management, but every morning I wake up after rebooting my pi the night before, my wifi has stopped working. By stopped working I mean I ...
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Autonomous Raspberry Pi [closed]

I'm looking for a way to have an autonomous Raspberry Pi. The idea is to have a Raspberry Pi outdoor, with a camera, + possible weather sensor and Wi-Fi mesh (I might looking for too much...) Any ...
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Does the Pi GPU active state turn on all the QPUs, even if all are not being used? [closed]

I have a USB power meter bridging the power supply and my Pi's power adapter. I wanted to measure the power consumption for Pi's GPU when it is handling various processes. Using QPULib, a library that ...
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How to halt Pi without turning off USB?

How do you safely shutdown or halt the Pi without turning off USB power? I have an application where an Arduino is connected to a Pi via USB. The Arduino manages a battery that powers both it and the ...
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dtoverlay=gpio-poweroff not working on raspberry pi 3 B

Problem: I have a Raspi 3B rev: a02082 (Q1 2016 3 Model B 1.2 1 GB (Mfg by Sony)) running raspbian jessie kernel 4.9.35-v7 I want to signal to a power management circuit that filesystems ...
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Using Raspberry Pi with Powerbank Accumulator

I wanted to power my Raspberry Pi 3B plus some sensors and an additional Huawei modem with a Powerbank. When turned on that's no problem, everything works fine. But I want to measure some enviromental ...
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Turn Raspberry Pi off but keep the RAM powered?

Is it possible to turn almost everything on a Raspberry Pi off (CPU GPU etc), except for the ram? Basically putting the Pi in a low power state but preserving whatever it was doing at the moment on ...
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wlan0 not associated and No wireless interface found

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 with built-in wifi card. When I do run ifconfig I can find the wlan0 device. Before I never had a wifi problem until I connected the Raspberry Pi to my TV through the HDMI port....
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How to turn display on and off on Windows IoT?

I've got a Windows IoT UWP app wherein a motion detector will turn the display on if someone is in proximity, and then turn off after a period of no motion detected. The LCD in question is this one. ...
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using an rpi as IP camera with minimal CPU usage?

I'm trying to get a pi happening as an IP camera, using a CSI camera module. I'd like to minimise CPU usage. I don't need motion detection, just to dump an image from the camera onto the network where ...
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Killing Power at GDM3 Login

I understand that killing power to a running pi without first shutting down can damage the SD card. Can Killing power at the GDM3 login screen also damage my SD card or do I need to run the GDM3 ...
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How many amps does a pi with 11 sensors need?

I have received so much support from this community by reading already answered questions. But now I got one that hasn't been asked yet. I have nearly a dozen sensors connected to my pi 3 so it's only ...
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3.5" TFT screen keeps hibernating

I have been working with my RasPI 3 (using Jessie) for a little while on a project that I am SO CLOSE to finishing. Right now the main problem I am having is that I cannot keep the frigging screen ...
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Screen Blanking on console in Raspbian Stretch (Debian 9)

I've burned the new Raspbian Stretch Lite image onto a SD Card and use this as my development system. I was used to turn off screen blanking on the console by changing the BLANK_TIME in /etc/kbd/...
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Help with resistors

I have a raspberry pi 3 that runs on 5.1v but I have a battery that is 7.4v, what transistor do I need so I don't fry the rpb3?
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Reduce power consumption script

I have read on this blog that you can reduce power consumption: https://www.jeffgeerling.com/blogs/jeff-geerling/raspberry-pi-zero-conserve-energy By disabling the HDMI port. He says that I should ...
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How to connect 2 boards to a raspberry pi 3

I am building a home console stereo and I am going to use an RPi3 with a hifiberry dac+. And I am wondering if I can use a waveshare power relay to be able to control the power to the system from my ...
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Raspberry pi power issuses

i just want to supply power for other devices which uses 5 v dc from the raspberry pi by cutting and soldering the wires and also i want to connect all the USB ports with mouse keyboard WI-FI dongle ...
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Log undervoltage

So I have a pi running Kodi, when it's in trouble it gives a powerbolt on the screen. Great. Now I know. Secondly I have a pi as a webserver headless 100% of the time. How can I log/see if it suffers ...
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Wake raspberry pi NAS on LAN

I build myself a NAS using my raspberry pi model b with an external power hub with 2 connected hdd's. Instead of leaving everything always running, I want it to only run while it has to. So I need ...