Questions tagged [power-supply]

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

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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 ...
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How do I turn off my Raspberry Pi?

Should I just pull the plug? Or is it best if I exit LXDE and any other running processes first?
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Zero W: Cut USB power lines?

I understand that the Zero W USB port has just the power lines connected to all the power on the board (+5V and GND). I also understand that you can use something like Adafruit PowerBoost 1000C to ...
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Can i use 2.5Amp on Raspberrypi 3B GPIO 5v pins? [duplicate]

I'm thinking of using a 5V and 2.5Amp power supply to power up my Raspberrypi 3 model B over it's GPIO 5V PIN. Is it safe to use 5V 2A IN GPIO PIN?
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How to power Raspberry Pi from a lab power supply via USB?

How can a Raspberry Pi be powered from a lab power supply via USB? I have a lab power supply that can easily output 5 V/4 A and I would like to use it to power a Raspberry Pi (version 3B and 3B+). ...
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Prevent Pi Zero W from turning on after receiving power

My Pi Zero is powered by a small ATX PC power supply that is also powering a few other components: projector, audio amplifier. I'm using the gpio-shutdown device tree overlay to add a power button on ...
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Helping the Raspberry Pi to work on a weak USB power supply

I'm trying to power my Raspberry from my TV's USB port (originally intended to show pictures from an usb stick). It mostly works, but I get some random reboots, while it works perfectly with an ...
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Powering Pi and 3.5" HDD from one PSU

I am trying to build a mini computer that contains a Raspberry Pi and a 3.5" HDD, with built-in PSU so it requires only a single 120v input. I'm thinking about a PSU like the MeanWell PD-25A, which ...
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Preventing SD card corruption in the event of power failure

I have a project that uses Pi's in remote locations (roadside cabinets dotted around a city next to important bits of water infrastructure) to read data via USB from some specialised data collection ...
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Pi shuts down every day at 11:23 PM

I have a Pi Zero W running Raspbian Stretch Lite (June 2018). I'm using it to turn the crank on an automatic cat feeder. I've barely changed the base configuration: apt-get-installed git and samba, ...
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Official Raspberry Pi 7 inch display power consumption

I bought the display along with the camera board v2 a couple of months ago to work on some projects with my Raspberry Pi 2 but only recently found the time to actively experiment. Now unlike the ...
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What happens if you try to power a Raspberry Pi 3 with a <=1A charger?

I don't have a Raspberry Pi 3, but noticed that it says it needs a 2.5A power supply. I have a lot of the cheap <1A chargers at home. Can these power the Raspberry Pi 3? Also I guess I won't be ...
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Overcurrent protection

Are there any over-current protection measures on RPis? Either on GPIO or power supply pins. Are there differences between versions? Unfortunately two of my 3b+ boards are dead now because of brief ...
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Powering Motor with Raspberry pi and h-bridge

I am trying to control a 3-6 volt motor with a raspberry pi and h-bridge. I have a separate power source for my pi and my motors. I have tried a 6v, 9v, and 12v power source. However, the motor ...
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How can I run the Pi on Solar Power?

Has anyone successfully set up their Pi to run on solar power? If so, what would be the cheapest way to sensibly and reliably achieve this, using a combination of solar cells / batteries / voltage ...
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12V DC buck converter to power Raspberry Pi

I found a DC-DC buck (step-down) converter on amazon that will drop my 12V supply to a 5V 3A max with micro USB already attached. can anyone foresee any issues with using this following product in ...
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Powering Raspberry Pi 3 with 5v/3A Buck converter

I am using Raspberry Pi 3 with Raspbian OS. I will be powering my Pi 3 board from a output of 24V battery. So I will be using a 5V/3A buck converter. I will be connecting my GPS, Pi camera and 4G ...
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How can one control AC power (220V) with a Raspberry Pi?

I though about using the Raspberry Pi to switch on and off other electrical devices which unnecessary consume power in stand-by mode. In short, I'd like to control an AC socket or multiple sockets. ...
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Pi 3 not turning on red LED only lights up and the green LED lights up for 2 seconds before turning off

I am trying to turn my Pi on but it is not turning on. Only the red LED remains on without blinking. The green LED is on during startup for 2 seconds and then turns off. I have tried many power ...
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wifi - WiFi sometimes does not work

When I powered the Raspberry Pi 3B on (I use Gentoo), WiFi was working. After reboot, it stopped working, both ip link list and ifconfig commands do not list it (they do if WiFi is working). I am ...
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Using Raspberry in Nanosatellite [closed]

I want to use raspberry pi in space projects like cubesats. I worry about effects of space radiation on raspberry.Is this possible to do?or i need to choose another board or something like that?
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Not enough power to the Raspberry Pi B+

I have a problem with my Raspberry Pi B+. First the problem was that I didn't get the keyboard or mouse to work and I have now found out that the Pi do not get enough power. When I looked on forums, ...
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Can I power a Raspberry Pi 3 with a Smart TV's USB-Port?

We use a Raspberry Pi to display infos on a TV. The content is more or less HTML with some Animations. Currently we use a Pi2 and the power does not seem to be a problem. Recently we came up with the ...
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Automatically bring back the Pi while it shutdown

I've experienced several P3B+ automtically shutdown cases, by skiping the analysis of the root cause, I wonder what is the solution to automatically bring back the Pi again while it shutdown, I mean ...
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Battery pack for model B RPI, Thoughts?

Thinking of getting the battery pack linked to below for my model b Raspberry pi, i am wondering if anyone knows anything about it and how could it is because for first glance it looks amazing. Thanks ...
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How much energy does the Raspberry Pi consume in a day?

My searching efforts have failed when trying to find this. On average, how much energy does the Raspberry Pi consume in 24 hours (minimal usage vs. max usage in a day and USB vs. Micro-USB powered)?
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Powering RPI 3 and using relay from same source

I want to build something of a smart home device such as a smart switch /outlet for example that controls something like a light. However, I don't know what the wiring should be Like, if it's possible....
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Uninterruptible Power supply for PI 2 B+

Will it be possible to provide short term power to the B2+ model with the following setup? 5V 2A 44W Uninterrupted Power Supply Alarm System Security Camera Dedicated Backup Power Supply 6-10 Hours ...
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underVolt shows but DC meter +5

volt and current measurement dongle from power supply shows 5.00 volts within 4% and current is less than 500 ma but lightning bolt showa undervoltage. WHY?
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Two power supplies for RasPi and SSD. Does it work?

I'm planning to connect some old SSD what I've already to my RasPi3B. I ordered cheap SATA-USB adapter cable from ebay. It has two USB-a plugs, one is for data and power another is only for power. ...
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Powering a number of Pi from a single bench top power supply [closed]

I'm thinking of investigating the Bitscope Blade QUATTRO to host up to forty boards. Looking at the details each Blade can power the boards off a single supply, which need not be at 5V with up to 3A (...
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RPi 3 B+ under voltage with Retropie

I recently acquired a brand new RPi Model 3 B+ and decided to try and install Retropie (v4.4) on it. I managed it to boot properly and I got a PS3 controller to work via USB. The problem is that I ...
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Rpi Zero W ( not Rpi 2,3 ) - power consumption, idle and GPIO operate [duplicate]

Spec wise - all raspberries require 5v 2A input. My project needs multiple remote rpi’s to send periodical status of GPIO using python script ( runs on Raspbian Strech Lite ). Is a 2A a must ?
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Official power supply not working (no LEDs)

I just bought a new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ with the official power supply. When inserted, it does absolutely nothing. None of the LEDs light up, with or without an SD card. However, a cheap phone ...
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Power LED blinks at first boot, but fine during second boot

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. When I turn it on, it works fine but the red PWR LED keeps blinking. Everything else works fine, with no issues, but when I power it off and turn it on again, then it ...
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UPS for raspberry pi

I want to be able to power my pi like a smartphone (ie from battery or from mains (while charging the battery), hot swappable) I know there are boards like the MoPi that achieve this, but the ...
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Can I provide 1A, 5V to Raspberry Pi Zero W

I want to design a Power Supply Unit(PSU) for Raspbery Pi Zero W. I will have a camera https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/camera-module-v2 connected and running, two relays and few gpio's running. ...
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Is there a way to control the power output from raspberry pi3?

I'm new to electronics and I'm thinking of building a small racing car. I have this toy car that has a DC motor and a servo motor to control the direction of the car. My plan is to write some software ...
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Raspberry Pi external power supply for sensors

I am working on a project that involves a Raspberry Pi 3B+ and multiple sensors (temp/humid DHT22, pH probe and EC probe from atlas scientific, cameras....). I am trying to figure out how to power my ...
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lightning bolt on first powerup

I purchased the CANAKIT Raspberry pi with the Canakit power supply. I purchased the pre-loaded microsd card. On first power up I got the rainbow and the lightning bolt (no menu) I've tried 3 alternate ...