Questions tagged [power-supply]

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

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Unable to shutdown Raspberry connected to UPS

I'm quite new to Raspberry world and I need you help :) I've configured my Pi as a small NAS and download station but I also use it to manage some sensors in my house, so I bought an UPS. The ...
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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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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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Best Way To Power Raspberry Pi Zero and External 4.5 - 36v Circuit

I am creating a drone where I have a Raspberry Pi Zero, and a Motozero. I need to supply the Motozero with power from 4.5 to 36 volts as well as the Raspberry Pi Zero. What is the best way to do ...
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Undervoltage icon (bolt) with ATX power supply

I had two cellphone chargers in parallel (5.1v - 2A each one) and the Raspberry show me the yellow bolt. I know that this icon means undervoltage so I replaced the chargers with an ATX power supply ...
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Sense HAT not working on RPi 3 correctly with official power supply

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 model B. I was using a 5.25V 2A power supply that I used for my previous Pi 2 (which made the red light flash because it didn't provide enough power) until last week, when the ...
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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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Computer PSU 5v Output direct with Raspberry Pi USB

I'm using an old power supply unit from an old computer (2011 HIPRO) to power my Raspberry Pi. I have measured the voltage across the terminals of the 5v output (Red and Black) and have proceeded to ...
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Ext. HDD I/O Error - suspends, power issues?

My external USB HDD becomes repeatedly inaccessible after a long time of usage/idleness. The same thing happened before with a very old disk and I thought it was just failing. But I do have the same ...
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Ethernet not working when powered over GPIO

I'm powering my RPi (rev 2, model B) through GPIO pins - same connection like here - using it ethernet is not working, though the ethernet works fine when powered through the microUSB port. The ...
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I cannot run rpi 3 from 8 battery (14500)

I cannot run rpi 3 from 8 battery (14500) Series circuits 29.6v. I am convert 29.6v through dc-dc converter (XL4005 DSN5000) to 5v. The converter output can be 5A. But I cannot take more than 0.5A ...
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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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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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RPi 4B official power source not powering it ON

I am trying to get my RPi4B(4GB) powered ON with a power supply but am frustrated with the results. I found a workaround to this problem, which is that I can power on the Pi4B with a type-C USB cable ...
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UPS for Pi 3B and hdd

I'm quite new to the Pi world, but I need a UPS unit to power both a Raspberry Pi 3B and a 2.5'' hard disk used by the Pi. I thought a power bank could be the right choice for me, but I cannot find a ...
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Reboot issues when plugging other devices into power

Model: Raspberry Pi 3b+ Raspberry pi 4.19.66-v7+ Raspbian Buster July 2019 edition Offical PSU. I have an Arduino uno powering off one of the USB ports on the PI. Nothing else attached. I have my ...
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Compute Module 3+ Power supply

I am designing power supply for CM3+ board and got few questions. I decided to use 2 LDO's (3V3 and 1V8 outputs both from 5V usb VBUS). Wanted to ask if its good solution or maybe connect 1V8 to 3V3 ...
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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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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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Long term screw terminal power

Okay so I have a PCA9685 hooked up to a raspberry pi 3 so that it can control multiple servos via a c++ program. Currently, I have them hooked up to a battery pack that has red and black wires as gnd ...
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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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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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Hardware setup for LED with external power supply

I am looking for help to use a raspberry pi 3 as a multiple LED switcher. The setup should be: 6 LEDs at 3W, 9.6V and 300mA (each!) a external power supply for the LEDs a breadboard to put everything ...
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Pi rebooting on 1 specific apt-get installation

I am experiencing a very peculiar problem with my Raspberry Pi 3 (model B V1.2), running the latest version of Raspbian (the June 2017 version). Whenever I try to install nginx using apt-get, my 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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Raspberry pi UPS with dual power supply

I'm now building a project with a raspberry pi, and GPS module, a touchscreen and a UPS. Now, when I use the UPS, I need to supply power from the UPS to the pi. However, the soyrce o the power will ...
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How to determine from hardware, when I can shut off a Raspberry Pi 3

I am wiring up a raspberry pi to use a battery supply and I would like it to be a single switch controlling its power. Obviously, I don't want to cut power when its running, but I also don't want two ...
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Running my pi and 7" screen off a battery

What I have: Raspberry Pi 3 Raspberry Pi 7” Touchscreen Display Raspberry Pi 7" Touchscreen Display Case I would like to make this thing portable and would like to add a rechargeable battery. In ...
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Is there any accessory available which can help me draw power from two different sources?

I want to draw power from wall and also use my power bank as a backup power source, I want to flexibility to remove any of the power source without shutting it down. I really dont want to chain the ...
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Portable MP3 Player

The project is a small as possible MP3 player using the Raspberry Pi Zero. I understand the software side, but have a question about compatibility of hardware. For input/output I will be using the ...
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Raspberry Pi B+ power-supply and USB problems

I have two Raspberry Pi B+. One of the two is rather unstable (details below) and I would like to understand if it is just a defect or if I might have broken it so that I can avoid making the same ...
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What did I fry on my RPi 1 B?

I seem to fried something on my RPi 1 Model B by connecting a 12V source instead of a 5V source to the micro-USB port. When I now connect it to a power supply, the PWR LED turns on and nothing else ...
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Raspberry pi 3 power supply and HDMI

I have a small robot centered around the Raspberry pi 2 driving through a DFRobot Romeo (aka Arduino). When developing I have been drawing power from the USB connections on both the Arduino and ...
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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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USB power doe Arduino

How good is the power regulation on a RPi 2 ? I have a small robot controlled by an RPi2 and some Arduinos, and have two choices to power it (the Pi, that is). I can make a dedicated 5V regulated ...
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Measure input voltage of Raspberry Pi B+ running Ubuntu

I just learned that a red flashing LED indicates voltage below 4.63V on a Raspberry Pi Model B+. Thus, the Pi seems to "know" about it's input voltage. So my question is: Is there a command to ...
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WIFI dongle extension cable problems

I recently tried inserting a 5M USB extension cable in between my WIFI dongle and my PI, which didn't work, so I removed immediately; but the PI still wouldn't connect following a reboot for ages. ...
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My Raspberry Pi is turning off after about 3 minutes. Any ideas?

I've tried using different cables, different cards, power supplies, different HDMI cables even ... but my Raspberry Pi just shuts down after about 2~3 minutes. I tried with different power supplys (...
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Diagnose USB hard drive problems

I have a Raspberry Pi 4B with 4 GB of RAM with the official power supply. Using an old HDD from a laptop I want to build a NAS. The HDD is a Hitachi Travelstar 5K750 750GB and connected with a SATA to ...
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Upgraded from Wheezy to Buster and now having power problems

I was using a Raspberry Pi 2 B several years ago when Wheezy was the latest version. When I did a clean install of Buster just now and tried to use the Raspberry Pi with some peripherals in my ...
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how to power a raspberry pi zero w, with a 2x18650 bay, through GPIO

I'd like to wire this bay to the GPIOs of a rpi zero w. The bay welcomes 2S 2x18,650. On each cell is written "9800mAh TR 18650 3.7v Li-ion". My requirements are : One micro-USB port must ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 Undervoltage warning even with official AC adapter

My Pi 4 is relatively new and I previously used a 5V 3A tablet charger from an old Huawei device to power it without issue. Recently, a lightning bolt started appearing at the top right of the screen,...
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MCP3008 Reading Values without Ground

I’ve been building a spectrophotometer the last few months and am confused by the ADC’s behavior regarding grounding. While everything appears to be working properly, including the ADC output, I have ...
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Power Pi3b+ and 24V Amp off same supply

So I've got a few older pcbs for a low voltage tube headphone amp I built years ago - the Millett Hybrid - and was thinking I could put one together with my Pi3,IQAudio hat DAC, and WD passport HDD ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...