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

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Will any external battery power a Raspberry Pi?

I am working on a project that needs the Raspberry Pi to work without a mains connection. I have considered buying a 50000mAh USB power bank. Would this power a Raspberry Pi, and if so, would it ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I use a DC-DC step up module to power a Raspberry Pi from 2AA batteries?

I understand that I can use 4AA batteries and a step down module to get 5V and power the Pi, however briefly. However, now I'm getting real outrageous and want to trying powering the Pi from just 2AA, ...
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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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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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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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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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Wake display, via trigger and then have it sleep after n minutes?

We are looking at mixing a PIR (motion sensor) with a Raspberry Pi, such that the screen will turn on when motion in sensed and then sleep after a certain period of no sensed motion. The screen will ...
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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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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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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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Low Energy Consumption Kernel

I am thinking about compiling the kernel in order to have a low consumption configuration ready for the raspberry. Is there any configuration or .config created before compiling it with the power ...
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How much energy does the Raspberry Pi consume in a day?

My searching efforts have failed when trying to find this. On average, how much energy does the Raspberry Pi consume in 24 hours (minimal usage vs. max usage in a day and USB vs. Micro-USB powered)?
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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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Disable LAN9512

The LAN9512 is the hardware device which controls Ethernet and USB ports. This chip consumes almost 200mA, and it will be very useful to disable it to save energy when I don't need USB or Ethernet. ...
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Raspberry Pi B+ usb port disable

Is it possible to enable/disable arbitrary usb port in ArchLinux via console on Raspberry Pi B+ and at the same time others still work?
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Pi Headless: How to confirm that the Pi is shut down

I am running my Pi headless connected to my wireless router using a ethernet cable. I wanted to shut down the pi remotely even when I am not connected to it using SSH/Putty to shut it down exclusively....
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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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Is it possible to create a keyboard shortcut that acts as an on/off switch?

I just got a RaspberryPi and I'm completely new to linux and all the intricate details of programming. My issue with the RaspberryPi is the difficulty with turning it on and off. After doing some ...
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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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HDMI -> VGA idle power?

I have a HDMI -> VGA cable for my Pi that works well when I want to use it. The cable stays slightly warm even when not in use, but connected - I would like to know if it's possible to "shut down" ...
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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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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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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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RPI3 USB port current?

I am using a RPI3 and have a GPS USB module and 3g USB dongle connected to the USB ports of the pi. I am using a 5 volts, 2.4 amps power supply. I was wondering if the RPI3 USB ports provide 1.2 Amps ...
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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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Creating halt/wake button?

I have rigged up a wake-from-halt button using pins 5 and 6. These two pins, when connected, will reset power and reboot from halt. I want to use this same button, if I can, to run a command that, ...
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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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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?