Questions tagged [power-supply]

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

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powering the RPi 4 + a 2.5" HDD with 1 power adapter

Ok, so here's the problem: I want to build a RPi 4 machine for gaming. From what I've read, if I want to attach a 2.5" HDD via usb 3.0 to the Pi 4, it will have to be powered somehow, since the Pi won'...
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Pi 3 w/Pisound - Won't turn on unless wait a few minutes

I have a Pi 3 and Pisound (hat) and to turn it off I just unplug the cable. Now oddly, if I plug it back in right away I just get a red light, no blinking yellow BUT If I wait a few minutes to plug it ...
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safeness of using 18650 + battery casing for raspberry pi

I am planning to use a 18650 battery and a casing like below to run a raspberry pi zero W outside on my watch, but I hear bad stories about lithium ion batteries, like 18650, exploding on a regular ...
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Battery Usage Pi Zero W for video stream

I am trying to do live video streaming from the rasberry pi, meaning the camera is recording a video and then transmitting the live video over wifi. What is the smallest battery I can use to power ...
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Can I use my S7 edge charger for my Raspberry Pi 3 Model B?

I have no charger atm and I am a bit strict on money right now. Anyways, I have a spare Samsung charger and it has 2 values. 9V = 1.67A 5V = 2A It's a fast charger so I don't know what applies to ...
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power supply for multiple raspberry pi4

I am wondering if any one knows of a power supply that will power 4 or more raspberry pi4 with the type C plug? (Yes I would like the full 3 amps or more) I thought of a standard ATX power supply, ...
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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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Using a quickcharge power brick to run a Pi 3

I usually use my phone power brick (rated at 5v 2.5Amps) to run my Pi 3 and it works fine for the most part. Now I bought a new phone which supports something called fast charge. So the power brick ...
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Voltage drop when RaspberryPi boots

Im trying to learn robotics with raspberrypi but im having a problem. I have 6 AA batteries in a batteryholder that are connected to a breadboard and with M-M jumping wires its connected to a LM2596S ...
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Powered USB3 Hub vs USB3 Y Power Cable

I have an issue that means I have to use a powered USB hub for the HDD that is attached to my RPI4 (long story). The hub just broke. My budget doesn't allow for a decent powered USB3 hub BUT does ...
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Power Rasberry Pi Zero W using LiPo 11.4V and 7805 converter

In order to power a Raspberry Pi Zero W, I'm using the 7805 converter to lower the ~11.4V from a LiPo Battery to 5V. The resulted voltage is about 4.96V. The Raspberry Pi starts to boot for about 20 ...
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Raspberry Pi Power Limitations

There are very many, often contradictory, claims about the power requirements and limitations of the Pi. What are the exact requirements?
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RaspberryPi is not provided with enough power

Im trying to learn robotics with raspberrypi but im having a problem. I have 6 AA batteries that are connected to a LM2596S adjustable voltage regulator module, Which then is connected to the ...
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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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do RPi3 3.3/5V pins output constant voltage even if the RPi power supply is changing voltage?

I want to power my RPi with a lithium ion battery. The RPi will be powering some devices which require constant voltage to power them. If I use a battery as supply for the RPi (which changes as it ...
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How many MAX7219 8x8 can a Raspberry Pi 3 power?

I'm trying to figure out how many MAX7219 8x8 LED matrix can a Raspberry Pi 3 handle without the need of external power. I would like to connect an array of 8 but I suspect I'll need an external ...
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Can I supply power with 5V 2Amp to Raspberry pi 4 [duplicate]

Can I supply power with 5V 2Amp to Raspberry pi 4? Currently 5V 3Amp chargers by Raspberry Pi are out of stock , so I am using phone charger with 5V 2Amp along with Type C adapter.
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Should I tear apart USB PSU or get a dedicated switching PSU?

I'm going to be using an Pi-3B+ to switch an AC and a DC device using one of the popular relay modules. This whole project is going to go in a custom screw-together project box that will have AC input ...
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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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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 ...