Questions tagged [power-supply]

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

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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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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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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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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 Shows Low Power Lightning Bolt When Only Using 1 of 3 Amps

My Raspberry Pi 3B+ is running Kali Linux on the official 7" display. I am using an Anker power bank that says: "5V=6A (3A max per port)" in the description. When using the Pi, it constantly shows the ...
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HDMI port is not working

I have been using an RPI3B+ for around 2 months . I used it remotely most of the time. Recently, when I was trying connect it with a monitor via HDMI to VGA converter , it didn't work at all. I ...
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How likely is SD card corruption?

I was working on my Pi and accidentally disconnected it from power. I have read that disconnecting power while the SD card is being written to can cause SD card corruption. How often does that really ...
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Powering a RPi with +24VDC for an industrial application

I need to Power an RPi from a +24VDC industrial power supply. The RPi is mounted in a DIN-rail mounting box, in which there is plenty of space. The +24VDC is quite reliable and does not vary by more ...
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Powering Rpi won't boot using custom microusb and supply

I'm attempting to power my Raspberry Pi with my own power supply. As you can see from the picture, that is the micro usb I have modified to connect to my power supply. However, when I connect it to my ...
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Powering a line following robot with a power bank. Any thoughts?

I am currently wondering for a college project, if it'd be possible or not to use a power bank to build a line following robot and power both the pi 3b+, the waveform motor driver hat with 2 dc motors(...
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Safe power supply through GPIO pins

I'm designing a HAT and need to supply power to PI zero W and PI 3B+ through the GPIO headers[2&4]. The supply would regulated at 5V 4A (Would be sharing the same power supply with a Thermal ...
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How do I modify my Raspberry Pi to be powered over PoE?

Is it possible to modify the Pi, so that it can receive it's power via Power over Ethernet (PoE)? I would like to be able to power my unit via the ethernet cable, so that I don't have to worry about ...
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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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Raspberry Not Powering Up

Hope you are all doing fine !! Actually I'm just a beginner with raspberry Pi ... I started doing python coding on it a few days ago. But now when I'm connecting my charger to it ,It won't start. ...
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Car Powered Raspberry Pi: Safe Shutdown and Power On

Apologies if this is a duplicate, but I can't seem to find a suitable solution. I need to power a Raspberry Pi in a car, and for obvious reasons need to shutdown gracefully, however, I need it to ...
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Powering Raspberry Pi Zero when USB OTG is in device mode

I'm using a Raspberry Pi Zero as a USB device, i.e. it is connected and powered via the OTG USB port to a USB host (in this case another Raspberry Pi, but it could be a PC or any other USB host): ...
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AM2302/DHT22 power supply

The AM2302 (or DHT22) supports power supply between 3.3V and 5V DC. I have seen both possibilities in various tutorials, although it seems most people go with 3.3V. Is it preferable to supply it ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 Power Issue

I am using Raspberry Pi 3 Model B for my project purpose. The Pi 3 works fine when it is powered through a 5V/2A charger and I am able to use the inbuilt Bluetooth and Wifi using it, but when I try to ...
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Several Zero-W boards won't even light up

In the past, I had no trouble getting my first Pi Zero-W board to boot. Something seems to have happened, such that with: three different boards (two newly purchased, one old that I think was blown ...
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Outdoor Pi Security Camera

I'm hoping to make an outdoor Pi security camera. I don't want to run any wires so I'm hoping to get a Wifi connection along with solar power. I've been looking into the PiJuice solar as an option ...
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Powering without using the micro USB

Is it possible to power the device without using the micro USB? For example, is it possible to use PoE (Power over Ethernet)?
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Power Raspberry with LiPo battery

I have a LiPo batterery: EZ-power LiPo 4000mah - 2s 7.4 How could I power the Raspberry, I just know that Pi works at almost 5V.
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What is the max voltage that the Raspberry Pi can handle over the USB plug? [duplicate]

I've been trying to make my own lower-cost power supply for the Raspberry Pi (my cellphone wall adapters don't provide clean enough 5V power for the Pi 3B+) with a 12V wall wart I have laying around ...
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Don't start Pi on power connection

I've currently got my raspberry pi setup with a power switch that wakes it up from power off (using GPIO3) and shuts it down safely using a simple python script. Pretty basic stuff. The problem ...
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How long does a power interruption have to be to bring down a Raspberry Pi?

I'm working on providing a stable supply of 5V power to a Raspberry Pi over the micro USB input port. One possible issue I've noticed is occasional instantaneous dropouts when switching over from ...
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Is there a code for the power LED blinking (I've noticed a pattern) or is it simply “blinking” and that's it?

I recently got my first Raspberry Pi (model 3 B+) plus a starter kit from Adafruit, and I have encountered my first challenge: boot the darn thing. The starter kit came with a micro SD with NOOBs ...
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RPi 3b+ portable battery concern: enough voltage?

For starters, I am trying to use this power pank as a portable battery for my robot: https://www.costco.ca/PocketJuice-12%2C000-mAh-Portable-Charger-.product.100416339.html I connected the pi to ...
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Possible to Power an IP camera from Pi

I have a raspberry pi 3 b+. I was thinking instead of using an USB camera or the camera module would it be possible to connect an IP camera? The raspberry pi will be powered by a battery and the pi ...
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External 12v power supply to relay

I have a 12v 8 channel relay https://www.modmypi.com/raspberry-pi/relays-and-home-automation-1032/relay-boards-1033/8-channel-12v-relay-module which I want to connect to my RPi3 so I need an external ...
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Using a molex powered usb panel to power multiple pi's

I have been looking into multiple ways to power numerous rapsberry pi's from one power source. I am not an electrical engineer and as such some methods I have researched online are less than ideal, ...
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Pi not starting up, no light

My Pi is not starting up. None of the lights go on. I've searched online for similar problems but couldn't find anything. HOW IT HAPPENED: I was controlling my Pi with my laptop using PuTTY. Then I ...
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What are the dangers of connecting the Micro-USB through an adapter straight to the mains?

I have a USB-Mains power adapter for charging up an iPod, which I thought I would use to power my Pi. It looks like this: with USB one side, and Mains the other. I was wondering if there are any ...
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Can I fix my bricked RPI3?

I've been having problems finding a good 2A+ power supply around the house that would stay above 5 volts but no dice. So I gave up and tried powering from a bench power supply to a variable dc-dc step ...
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What can I use to power my Raspberry Pi Zero with rechargeable battery?

Is there a 5 V rechargeable battery and cables compatible and comparative in size with Raspberry Pi Zero? I don't want to have to plug my Raspberry Pi in every time and nonrechargables get ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 B+ shuts down randomly [closed]

My RPi 3 B+ shuts down randomly. I have a official power supply and a 32 GB Toshiba microSDHC class 4 card. I'm using it as a host for a Discord bot.
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Can I give power 5V 2.1A to Raspberry Pi 3 B+?

I have already taken RPI 3 B + from post office and now I want start RPI 3 B +. But I'm seeing that I haven't got 5V 2.5A Power Block. So, I have a question. Can I give power 5V 2.1A to Raspberry Pi 3 ...
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How do I supply power through the GPIO?

I have seen some examples of people powering their Raspberry Pis by wiring a DC "barrel plug" style power supply to the 5V and GND GPIO pins. What considerations should be taken when doing something ...
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Powering Raspberry Pi and Arduino

I'm curious about powering Arduino Uno, Raspberry pi 3 b+ and motor driver L298n. I've got 11.1V / 2200 maH li-po battery. Firstly connected battery to motor driver, then feeded arduino from 5V out ...
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12V-to5V (3A) converter for car fuse box

I'm planning to setup a RetroPi (using Raspberry Pi 3) in my car with a direct connection to the fuse box with this 12V-to-5V (3A) converter module. The power requirements on the Raspberry calls for 5....
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Power from Pi 3 to 7" display

Does the 3v3 carried in the FFC cable at the display header of the Pi 3 B+ supply power to the 7" touch display? Or do I need to supply power at J1.1 and .5? If so this power can be pulled from the ...
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Powering Raspberry Pi using DC Power supply

I am trying to power my raspberry pi model 3 model b+ using this DC power supply. According to the official FAQ the power requirements seems suitable. But, I am not how to use the power supply to ...
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Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+ end of life?

TL;DR My Raspberry Pi (Model B+) can't run the newest Raspbian (Stretch), suspected is that the kernel doesn't work. Anything with a kernel version above 4.1.19 will fail to load. Does this mean that ...
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Current draw for +/2/3/0 models

Essentially "What's the current draw and supply voltage tolerance?" but for newer models.
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DIY uninterruptable power supply (UPS) for Raspberry Pi Zero

I have several pi-zero boards and I utilize them to monitor environmental conditions (such as humidity, temperature and intrusion) of each room in home. For continuous operation, I want to eliminate ...
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Is it safe to use this battery with the Raspberry Pi Zero?

I have two questions actually: 1) is it safe to use this battery and these wires with the raspberry pi zero? 2) if yes, where do i solder the highlighted (red square) ends to the zero board?
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Power Raspberry Pi 2 From vehicle battery

I have seen many tutorials and blogs of people setting up their PI 2 in their vehicles for media systems etc. I would actually like to attempt the following however I am unsure how to power the pi. I ...
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Undervoltage warning despite decent power supply

I found some related questions about this, yet no answer. Using a freshly bought "5V/2.1A" rated power supply, I get undervoltage warning icon on both my Raspberry Pi 3s. I measure 4.75V at the USB ...