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

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Raspberry pi screen resolution and power supply

My RPi screen resolution is lower when I power it from a mobile charger than when I power it from a power supply. When I use the power supply it gives a different (higher) resolution. I checked the ...
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Powering a Raspberry Pi without a micro USB cable

I want to attach a Raspberry Pi to hardware I'm developing. There is already +5v and GND available on the hardware. Is there any way to power up my Raspberry Pi from this (I just wanna avoid another ...
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Powering the Pi with 2 AA batteries

I've tested the Pi with a single 3.7V 18650 battery and this < 5$ power boost/power bank. It works, and this single battery runs for at least 1.5 or 2 hours. (Sidenote: during my tests, the ...
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How to make a splitter cable for the USB2 OTG port on the RPi 4B?

According to the answer to Where is the USB2 OTG port on the RPi 4 Model B located? the Raspberry Pi 4B has a "hidden" OTG port in the USB-C power connector. My first idea to use this port was to ...
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Power Requirement for Pi 3

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, and I wish to make a tablet with it. I am using the WaveShare 7inch touchscreen, the pi camera V1, a USB hub and an external CD/DVD drive. But when I got everything ...
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Choosing a Pi4 power supply

I'm trying to decide what is the best option for powering a Pi4. The specs mention for a minimum of 3A. Let's consider we would also like to connect a 2.5" drive to the Pi4. Could someone more ...
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how does the Raspberry Pi PoE shield work?

I would like to do PoE for some Pies, but I dont like the real-estate the PoE hat takes up. what exactly is required for the PoE to work? what pins must I use on the raspberry PI, and what does the ...
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Convert 12V to 5V to power RaspberryPi

I have an Eleksmaker laser cutter which has a board with a 12V output (see top of image). I would like to power my RaspberryPi using this 12V output. What is the advantage of powering the ...
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Location of Voltage regulator on the pi-star zero

My pi-star is overheating and turning off. I was told that it may be the voltage regulator. Is this possible and where is it located or do you have a schematic for the pi-star.
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Power Raspberry Pi using GPIO Pins and a 10A supply with 7805

I am currently working on a project where i have micro-controller,stepper drivers etc all powered through a single 12v 10a power supply. I was planning to use the same supply to power the raspberry pi ...
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Camera causing Pi to reboot?

I have a Pi Zero with the version 2 pi camera. Lately, when running a program that takes pictures continuously (about once every 2 seconds), the device completely stops and reboots. The program works ...
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Cut power on a remote Raspberry Pi 3 via another raspi

I'm building a system with a raspberry pi located in a very remote area connected to internet with an internet stick. The tests are promising so far but the pi freezes every here and then and I'm not ...
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Powerbank Qualcomm 3 fried my Pi Zero W

I tried running a Pi Zero W on a 10000 mAh powerbank with qualcomm quickcharger capability (https://www.biltema.se/kontor---teknik/mobiltillbehor/powerpacks/powerpack-10000-mah-2000041816) . The ...
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USB OTG with power supply connection to Raspberry Pi Zero

I have connected my 5.2 V 2 A tablet charger to power USB port of Raspberry Pi Zero and USB port to my Linux OS Lenovo laptop, according to this post I must cut the 5 V pin of USB PC port, but I didn'...
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Supply 5v to peripheral using solder pads and not GPIO?

This seems like a simple enough question but it hasn't been easy to find an answer! I have a Pi3 (with recommended PSU), official screen, official camera and I've now added the respeaker 2-mics Pi ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero W solar power setup

Good day, I have a Raspberry Pi Zero W that I would like to deploy onto a tower that is supplied with 12VDC power from a photovoltaic solar panel. I'm currently looking at powering the Pi Zero W ...
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Powering the Pi 4 - safe voltage levels and current requirements

How to safely power the Pi 4, more specifically: What voltage levels are safe to power the Pi 4 via the USB-C connector or via the GPIO header? What are the current requirements? What Power ...
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Single power supply to RP3 and Adafruit Motor Hat

I have a project that includes a RP3 and an Adafruit motor hat (https://www.adafruit.com/product/2348), with 2 5v stepper motors (https://www.adafruit.com/product/858). In the guide they state the ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 with Anker PowerPort Speed 5

So I'm thinking of getting a Raspberry Pi 4 and I know they have raised the power requirements to 5v 3amps, rather than buying the offical power supply would using the two blue fast charge ports on my ...
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Raspberry pi 3 b+ and 7" touchscreen over poe

I have an issue, i want to power my pi and 7" touchscreen over poe but the raspberry pi poe hat supplies only 2.5 amp. 7" touchscreen requires 2.5 amp and rpi 3 b+ also requires 2.5 amp so i am in ...
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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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How can I wire a separate battery pack and control it with the 40-pin GPIO?

I am building a high altitude balloon and I need another way of bringing it down besides the balloon popping. I would like to regulate a battery pack with the GPIO on the Pi in order to heat a ...
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What is the highest voltage from the power supply a Raspberry Pi 3 B can handle without getting damaged?

I am using Android things on Raspberry Pi 3 B with a 7-inch touch screen. Currently, I always see a yellow thunder bolt sign on the screen which means that the Raspberry Pi isn't receiving a high ...
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Torrentbox Hard Drive keeps unmounting when copying files. How to avoid it?

My external hard drive is connected to a powered usb hub (5v 3000mA) then connected to rpi3. Whenever I copy any file that would take more than 30 sec, it would unmount and I have to mount the next ...
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rpi kind of turns off (not accessible by ssh / vnc, red light on), var/log with regulatory domain

I am using a rpi3 with an external usb disk and a 3A power source, but the system seems to turn off after 1-2 days of normal use. I know that because I cannot access it (ssh or vnc), but there is a ...
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Is it okay to power the Pi Touchscreen by plugging into the Pi?

I have the official raspberry Pi 7 inch touch screen, and I have mounted to it a Pi 2. Lately I have been using it and I have been plugging the power into the Pi itself. I however recently remember ...
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Power Raspberry Pi and charge Adafruit FONA from same source

I have 12v leisure batteries hooked up to solar panels, I want to be able to power my pi (5V 0.7A max) and charge the Lipo battery for the Adafruit FONA (5V 2A max) for a combined 2.7A max (i think) ...
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LCD Installation freeze because of low voltage?

i try to install my LCD 3.5 waveshare, but when extracting the folder and use sudo ./LCD35-show it starts shortly and then freeze. I Got the thunder icon and the freezed screen. Might this be the ...
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Pi Remains Running When External (Powered) HD is connected

I have a Pi3B+. Attached is a (powered) Western Digital My Book external hard drive. When I accidentally unplugged the power to the Pi, it kept running, happy as can be with the only other energy ...
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Pi b+ power issues?

I have a raspberry pi b+ with raspbian stretch. My power adapter is rated at 5v 1.5 amp. I have a monitor and network cable connected, USB keyboard, USB mouse and 2 USB cameras connected via the 4 USB ...
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Power up a raspberry pi in a plane

Just wanted to know if it was possible to power up a raspberry pi 3 (+7'' touch screen) from the USB socket you can find next to the screen in a plane. I have no idea how much power they provide...
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Official 7" Display not functioning correctly

The first day I had the display, it booted fine, loaded and worked just fine, however I had a little bit of flickering from the screen. Today I tried to boot again and the screen comes up with some ...
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accidently reversed polarity power to Raspberry Pi 3B+

I was trying to make a custom power source to supply power to the micro usb port on the Pi B+ and I reversed the + and - by accident and then smelled something like burned plastic. The SD card doesn'...
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Despite having powered USB Hub, Raspberry Pi 2+ doesn't detect Seagate 1TB HDD anymore

I'm trying to set up a raspberry pi 2+ as an always on torrent box. I had it set up one time and it was working, but then when I turned it off and on again it froze on start up. After flashing the ...
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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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Power Pack for RPi 3

Is there a popular ups power shield that can be used to with RPi 3? Ideally I would like to write some code in Python to monitor the battery status of the power pack and also still have access to the ...
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How big of a power supply do I need to power a 3B+?

This chart shows the Pi 3B+ drawing upwards of 5.6 W under load. I know they recommend a 2.5a power supply, but is that an exactly accurate number? Would 2.4a be enough? How powerful of a power supply ...
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Monitor Displaying “No Signal” with RetroPie at Powerup

I'm in the process of building a game console using RetroPie and a Raspberry Pi 3. I'm connecting the Pi to a monitor via HDMI, and I'm powering both using a power strip with an on/off switch, to ...
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How Much Current for GPIO Power Supply?

I'm working on an audio project where the Raspberry Pi will be powered off the GPIO. I was trying this using an LM7805 voltage regulator to get 5v from the 9v power supply that is standard in a lot of ...
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Low power alert logo

While simple tasks like browsing web, a lightning bolt appears in the top right part of the screen. I'm using a 2A charger. Is this really dangerous, for the pi or the SD card or the peripherals ...
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How do I build a UPS-like - battery backup - system?

As we all know, the Raspberry Pi doesn't really use that much power (5v + 700mA is the spec). I'd like to build a battery backup for power outages in a DIY-ish fashion. I don't need surge protection ...
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part incompatibilities

I am trying to control a 4.5V motor with a pi. I am going to use this to control the motor: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2X-L298N-Dual-H-Bridge-DC-Stepper-Motor-Driver-Controller-Board-Arduino/...
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RPi3 show under voltage warning while input voltage seems good

I'm designing an embedded system that will be based around a RPi3, combined with the official touch display. In working out how to power the device, I'm getting stuck because the Pi I'm using keeps ...
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Powering 12v and a Pi from the same battery

I'm building a game that contains: rpi (5v) 2x 9g micro servos (5-6v) 5m RGB led strip (12v) Right now I use 3 different sources: 4xAA battery packs (6v) for the servos 8xAA battery pack (12v) for ...
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Raspberry Pi Low Power Warning

RPi Model B+ Raspbian 7.11 Kernel 4.14.41-v7+ I've been getting low power errors during startup (lightning bolt), and continue to see them in my syslog. I have tried multiple different USB cables, ...
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Shutdown properly when power-supply can't supply anymore

I've been through tags "power-supply" and "power" of this website and surfing on a lot more but I did not found any answers or information about the subject I'm about to talk about. So, I'm looking ...
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Safely connect Adafruit's powerboost 1000C LBO to rPi-GPIO

I would like to connect Adafruit's powerboost 1000C LBO control pin to a rPi GPIO-pin. So I can gracefully shutdown my rPi when the LiPo runs low. I would like to connect the LBO to a diode to lower ...
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can low power be the cause of low WiFi speed?

I'm using a raspberry pi 2 model b running Ubuntu core, and a TP-Link TL-WN821Nv3 USB WiFi adapter, which has a maximum speed of 300mbps/37.5mBps, and a Samsung charger which supplies 2A (lower than ...
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Compute Module 3 current/thermal profile

The Pi Foundation just announced the second iteration of the compute module, usefully called the Compute Module 3. In their press release they've dropped some fairly hand-wavey statements about the ...
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Raspberry Pi 3: DC motor power supply problem

I'm newbie in electronics. I'm joining RPi's world through a starter learning kit but there's a wiring incongruity in DC Motor lesson: In the 1st image there's only RPi's 3.3V power. In the 2nd image ...