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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Disable screen blanking in X-Windows on Raspbian [duplicate]

We intend to use a RPi at work to drive a status display panel - it will show our project's bug status and a few other statistics of vital importance. I've been trying stop the screen-saver from ...
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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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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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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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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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2 amp power supply for RPi2. Too much current?

I'm currently using a 5V 2A power supply; not sure if it is appropriate because some answers say that the max safe current is 1.2 amps. I'm a little confused about this. Is it safe to use my current ...
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how to disable raspberry pi power management? [duplicate]

I am using my raspberry pi as a headless server. The problem is that after a couple of hours of inactivity it seems to enter a power suspend state where it disappears from the web and refuses ssh ...
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How to make the Raspberry Pi consume less power

What methods can be used to reduce the amount of power a Raspberry Pi uses?
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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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Running RPi on Solar Panel and battery [closed]

I’m quite new in electronic projects and so my basics are quite limited. I've been reading a lot regarding this topic (refer to the title) and I’m currently planning to buy the suitable Solar Panel, ...
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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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Shutting down my Pi safely

I was looking at How to shut down RPi when running headless and really happy to see the awesomeness! So, is it possible to use udev rule to shutdown my Pi when I switch off the router that connects ...
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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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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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Power regulation circuits on B+ vs 2 (light sensitivity)

I've seen recent articles on the Raspberry Pi 2 being affected by a light source (http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=99042) . Apparently the cause is in the power regulation ...
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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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How to cut power, especially by sleep mode and disabling peripherals?

I've never used the R. Pi before, but am considering it (model A) for my application. The main attraction is the hardware H.264 encoder, but not the power consumption :( I've read about a few power ...
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Will my Pi will be fine if I use those el cheapo chinese power adapters? [duplicate]

Title says all. does these cheap power adapters can harm my Pi anyway? and also, lets say these things stop providing less than what required (less than 5v and less than 0.7A), what will happen to my ...
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Power issues when connected to tv via usb

I have attached my raspberry pi to a tv and it is powered via the tv's usb port. The problem is that the raspberry pi shuts off a few minutes after it starts up. I am fairly certain that this is a ...
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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 ...
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Is halted a viable state for a battery powered pi zero long-term?

I'm building a battery powered device with a pi zero. The battery is a 3.7v LiPo w/ 2000mAh. I want to be able to safely shutdown and restart the pi using a single switch or button. (preferably ...
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Power Supply for PI Zero [duplicate]

I was thinking about getting a cable for Pi Zero, this one: https://www.adafruit.com/products/1995 But it's 2.4 ampere, won't that overcharge the little Pi Zero and damage it? The specifications say ...
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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 ...