Questions tagged [power-supply]

The methods for powering the Raspberry Pi (typically via its micro-USB connection.)

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RPI connected to a smart plug -> how to auto turn off plug after RPI shutdown?

In short: I was wondering if it is possible to send a command to a smart plug when the pi is good to kill it's power. background I'm running a 3d printer which I'm going to control with a rpi 4 using ...
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Shields and access/share of power supply

Deconz Raspbee II, Dresden Electronics shields occupy 10 pins of Raspberry PI, including all 5 V / 3 V. At same time the DIN casings for Raspberry PI do often provide, a fan that needs a power supply ...
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Can We Use A 5.1 3a USB Type-C charger on a Raspberry Pi 4B 8 Gb or 400?

I am thinking of buying A Raspberry Pi 400 Only Keyboard ( not a kit). So for a power supply I don't want to buy the official power supply, But a adapter and a long cable ( such as here ). Can u just ...
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Powering raspberry pi with 7.2 Volt battery and a Buck Converter with 1.5A output

I've connected the Raspberry Pi's 5V and GND to the Outputs of a buck converter(https://www.droking.com/30W-Power-Supply-Module-DC-5-32.0V-to-0-30.0V-Buck-Converter-Adjustable-Voltage-Regulator-DC-12V-...
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Power supply raspberry pi 3 with AA batteries

I want to know if it is possible to supply power to raspberry pi 3 with AA batteries. Some electronic boards like Arduinos contains a voltage regulator. The Vin voltage input can be greater than 5V. ...
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Should I use an external power supply for controlling 4 servos?

So I have for servos that I could connect to a breadboard and to raspberry pi GPIO 5V pin to power them. But I have read that That is not safe it can damage the pi. Is that true? instead of using ...
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Official power supplies sticking out parts

I have bought a new USB-C power supply for a new RPi and the adapter is significantly smaller than the old micro-USB ones, but to my surprise this new power supply also 'suffers' from the 'oversized ...
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Raspberry pi 4 power supply without any periphirals

I'm planning to use raspberry pi 4 for homebridge. I will not be connecting any display or any input device and will use ethernet cable for network. will 5v 2amp adapter be sufficient for power?
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AC adapter for 5.6~11V DC power supply for freenove shield and raspberry pi

I recently bought a little raspberry pi + freenove car kit. The kits instructions are to use two 3.7 V 18650 rechargeable batteries. I have these batteries and everything works fine. But now I'd like ...
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Powering Raspberry Pi 4 'on the move' using power bank [closed]

There are good official resources that state that recommended power supply must be 3 amps (e.g. official RPi power supply via mains). However, for use 'on the move' or remote locations this may not be ...
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Supply (under) voltage problem

I have a solid PSU putting out 5.4VDC capable of 60amps/300watts. I have 5.4VDC going into the Pi3, but get the lightning bolt/undervoltage condition. On Pins 2 & 6 on the GPIO I'm only getting ~4....
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Raspi 2 v1.1 freezes randomly

I set up my old Raspi2 v1.1 a few days ago, but its behaving strange. It freezes / hangs up after some time. Things I've tried so far: Swapped out my sdcard for a different one Copied the os to an ...
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Powering RPi 4 Model B with 5v 3A Car Power Supply Module

I would like to use a buck converter between a 12V DC power supply and my RPi4, and found this car power supply to be appealing. It claims to step down from 12V to 5V 3A, which is almost the same as ...
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Monitor the power consumption in real-time (in Ampere or Watt)

I'd like to monitor in real-time the power consumption of a RPi. (0.5A, 1A, 2A, etc.) I know this can be done with a multimeter in ammeter mode in series, but I thought maybe there is an easier method,...
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2,5" USB external hard drive not detected

I plugged a 2,5" USB external 500GB hard drive to a Raspberry Pi 2 (Model B Rev 1.1), but it is not detected: there is no /dev/sda, /dev/sda1 lsblk does not display the disk lsusb shows a few ...
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Should I power RaspPI + peripherals from hub or use GPIO?

I’m planning my first “proper” Raspberry Pi project. I want the end result to be user friendly, and so should use only a single power source. But internally I need to power several separate devices: ...
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Pi crashes without apparent reason

I own a Pi4 (4GB), and I'm having some issues. The pi crashes with no apparent reason. By crashes I mean it becomes unreacheable via ssh, PiHole and HomeAssistant that are running on it become ...
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Powering HDMI splitter from Raspberry Pi Zero W

I have a base zero W that I want to turn into a receiver for spotify connect and some old speakers that connect via a 3.5mm jack. I want to get audio out of it that isn't horrific sounding (such as $5 ...
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Mean well power supply for rpi through GPIO [closed]

I have a Mean Well Switching power supply 5V. I have connected 5V output to rpi's 3b+ gpio pins to power it up, but the supply is just going up/down like it has no power drain. can you recommend how ...
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Why does my Pi Zero keep shutting down by itself?

I am trying to make a smart plug that activates a relay when it receives a certain message via MQTT. It works, but the Pi shuts down randomly, both when the relay is active and when everything is just ...
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Powering Raspberry Pi via battery pack and buck converter - how to solve low voltage reboot issues

I'm trying to power a Raspberry Pi 4 via a 6-AA battery pack via buck converter which steps it down to 5V but it gets stuck in a reboot loop on boot up. Watching the display on the buck converter, the ...
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How can I use a GPIO input pin for a 12v circuit?

I want to know with the raspberry pi if the button is clicked. I want ot use the button of the GPIOZERO python library. The power plug is a 12v power plug. Can this circuit work? (I'm a beginner.) ...
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Pi Zero with RS-485 interface operated inside breaker panel crashes

Setup I am operating an Raspberry Pi Zero inside a distribution board. The pi is powered via usb using a din rail power supply and it connected to an usb-rs485-adapter to get modbus data from a smart ...
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Physically turn the Raspberry Pi Touch display on and off with a switch

I use a Raspberry Pi Touch Display that I connect like shown in the following picture to my Raspberry. The black and red wires are connected to thee GND and 5v pins respectively. Now I want to ...
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Can RPi 4 deliver more amps on the 5 volt rail than RPi 3 powered over PoE?

I have a setup using a Raspberry Pi 3B. I use the PoE hat on top and I power the entire setup over PoE from a Unifi switch. The setup has quite a lot of peripherals that need power and I use the 5 ...
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How to hold the date that has been set on an improper shutdown?

I've noticed that if I set a date through the timedate command, let's say date -s "2 OCT 2006 18:00:00" and I reboot the Raspberry or I do a proper shutdown the system hold the right date, ...
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Can I use a TP4056 Micro USB 5V 1A instead of a powerboost 1000c to a Raspberry Pi Zero?

I am using a Raspberry Pi Zero and to make it rechargeable I need a Powerboost 1000c (from https://www.adafruit.com/product/2465) would I be able to supplement this for a TP4056 Micro USB 5V 1A? This ...
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Red Led flashing

I have a PI 4, WHEN using a 3.5A USB power measured 5.1v supply, the red LED is constantly on. When using a power supply which was rescued from a DVD player, checked supply 5.1v I get a flashing red ...
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How should I power multiple RPi 3 units from a beefy power supply? [closed]

I have to power 20 Raspberry Pi 3 units from a few 5V 10A power DC power supplies. I have little experience in electronics. The RPis can be up to 1.5m apart from one another. A friend of mine ...
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Raspberry Pi B don't start [closed]

I try to boot from Rasbperry PI 1B version 2011.12, but it only shows the Red light but nothing happen. I try difference OS with no luck. The problem is the power?
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Keep running Pi while charging batteries [closed]

I would like to build a simple automatic irrigation system with Pi zero, the thing is that I don't have access to electricity outside. I thought to connect 5v solar panel + 3\4 chargeable batteries. ...
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power troubleshooting

I am trying to power a raspberry pi 3 over a long distance (5 meters). I can power the raspberry pi with the standard power supply from Raspberry Pi itself, but when I use these: https://www.digikey....
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Can i run my raspberry pi 24x7 with the solar power bank? [closed]

I wanted to run the pi with a pi cam and internet module for 24x7 for lifelong, can i do that if i am using a 10000mah solar power bank https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07DB5FT9H/ref=...
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Running Toy Motor circuit with Pi's 5v

I am currently going through the tutorials included with those kits that you can get for the Pis with breadboards and components, etc. Anyway, in the tutorial, I am making the following circuit: In ...
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Raspberry Pi not booting - red power light, no ACT light

I shut my RPi3 Model 3B+ down earlier with sudo shutdown now, and while it was shutdown, but not disconnected, we had a power outage. When the power came back on, the Pi would not start. The red power ...
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Pi 4 maximum power consumption

What is the maximum theoretical power consumption of Pi 4? I had expected that I would be able to find some sort of specification table for that, but I could not. The only things I could find were ...
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Mirabox Capture Card and External Power Source

I'm looking to power my Raspberry Pi 4B from a 12V tractor battery. I have a buck converter which can be found here. I am considering using this device to step-down the battery voltage and hook up the ...
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external power supply [closed]

Using Rpi4. Using camera and IR lighting. Would like it to be powered by rechargeable batteries. What are my options.. I have found 'holding cases' for AA batteries but only for Raspberry 3s. I have ...
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Buttons connected to uart including standby/power button

I have a electronics project (32x32 Pixel led panel) with a raspberry pi as computing unit. This device has a self made PCB with holds 2 voltage regulators, one for the onboard micro controller (atmel ...
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Power Raspberry Pi 4 with a phone charger [duplicate]

I've got a phone charger that delivers 4.5 A at 5 V (Huawei SuperCharge), which should be enough to power the the Pi 4. Can I use this charger or do I have to buy the original one? Thanks in advance
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Power Raspberry Pi 4 (4GB) In any Car [closed]

Hey , so here's the dilemma , I want to use My yet-unused Raspberry Pi 4 (4GB) in my car , providing it works , as it seems this one was from the first batches manufactured and people reported it ...
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Under-voltages while powering a Pi 3A+ via the +5V/GND pins

I need to power my Pi 3A+ via the pins (not the onboard micro USB) so I can put the power connector anywhere I want in my custom box. I have a separate micro USB female connector connected via two ...
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Best voltage for a Raspberry Pi 3B

I have 5.0V 3A and 5.2V 3A regulated supplies that I can repurpose for my Raspberry Pi 3B project. Am thinking of using the USB power jack. Which should I go with? 5.2V would seem to be within the ...
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Can raspberry pi4 connect to 2 2.5inch laptop harddrives with a 5v2a power supply?

I have two spare laptop hard drives and I want to use them with my raspberry Pi4. I wonder if a 5v2a power supply enough to make them up and running. If a 5v2a power supply wasn't enough, which kind ...
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Is it possible to control the 5V supply (e.g. pin 4) via python?

I want to (de)activate a fan, which is connected to the pins 4 and 6, depending on the temperature of the CPU. Is it possible to (de)activate Pin 4 (or Pin 2) at the Raspberry Pi 4 via python? I have ...
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How can I expand the 5V pins?

I require 2 more 5v pins to be used - as I would like to avoid welding the 4 wires directly to the 5V pins, I wanted to know if it would be possible to expand those pins. I would require a small ...
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Is it safe to power Raspberry Pi 4 with 8V?

I have a ESC control from an RC car similar to this one: and although it says it has a UBEC of 6V, I measure 8V when I supply the ESC with two 18650 batteries in series. I want to supply my Raspi 4 ...
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What happens when power goes off suddenly?

I have a pi 4. While running it, the electricity was gone.After electricity was back, it was working perfectly. What can happen if this sort of power cut occurs multiple times?
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Isolate Raspberry pi from power supply on shut down

Ok Team I need to know if this circuit will work or if there is a better way. Use Case: I have a piece of machinery that is controlled via a Raspberry pi zero W. It just controls a relay board to ...
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How can Rpi I2C read a Coulomb Counter, up to 18V, 10A?

I"m building an autonomous boat with a solar panel. The heart of the boat is a Raspi zero which contains a small program doing the navigation. I've got a 3S li-ion battery of which I'm already ...

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