Questions tagged [power-supply]

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

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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 ...
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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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How to configure Raspberry Pi in my car [closed]

I have a plan to put a Raspberry Pi in my center console of my 2012 Nissan Maxima. I'm new to Raspberry Pi, but have experience with technology of this sort. In the center of my car, I have a: USB ...
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Supply 3.3V sensors using GPIO pins

I am using a RPI zero to receive some data from sensors. All these sensors use 3.3V supply. A teacher gave the idea of using the GPIO pins(not the VCC's itself) to supply power to the sensors, so ...
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Multiport power supply for powering multiple Pi's

I would like to run about 4 or 5 Pi's at once and in searching the internet for a multiport power supply, what comes up is chargers. Does this semantic difference (power supply versus charger) matter ...
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Power supply for prototyping with Raspberry PI and motor

I'm going to be working on controlling a motor from the RPI board. The motor needs 12V. I'm thinking of buying a single power supply, to supply both the RPI and the motor with during prototyping. For ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Stable Red Light When Powered Up

I recently got a new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ and I managed to flash the OS. But the problem seems to happen when I try to boot it. I do not have the official adapter, but I tried the following: with ...
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Raspberry Pi (Low) Power - Damage?

If the Raspberry Pi B+ is not receiving enough power and I try to use it, will it damage my Pi or peripherals?
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usb to eth adapter hot-plug on pi zero w causes reset

RPi zero w v1.3 running RASPBIAN LITE stretch I would like to use an ETH adapter to connect to the pi, but if I plug it before starting the system all works fine, while in case of hot-plug it causes ...
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Power Pi Zero with 3.5V?

I have an old, completely analogue phone-entry system in my flat. I'd like to play with using a Pi to interact with it, e.g. sending a notification to my phone when the buzzer rings. I've measured ...
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How to protect Raspberry Pi when powering via 5v pin?

I have reglaurly heard that while it is possible to power the Raspberry Pi via the 5v rail, you do so at your own risk. This is because the rail lacks any of the protections that the USB port has ...
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Diagnosing power supply issue

I am running LibreELEC 8.2.4 on a RPi3B. I have attached a USB disk BUFFALO HD-PNTU3 (1To). For the last week the disk has shown some issues which may be related to low power (making some noise while ...
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Power supply or pi card?

I have a pi sd card with raspbian on it. The version of the Raspberry Pi I am using is the Pi B 2 When I tried to boot it up with a normal power supply (micro-usb) it started to boot fine, but it got ...
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Raspberry Pi power supply

This has been asked and answered many times, but my specific question is not in the list of results when I search. I have a nominal 2.6A supply here, and it remains stable at 5V up to exactly this ...
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Raspberry Pi 3B+ won't boot; red LED blinking [duplicate]

I just got a new Raspberry Pi 3B+ with the official case and official power supply. When up, I get a blinking red LED, and on the screen (HDMI) I see a big rainbow-ish square and a lightning symbol in ...
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When to power GPIO projects from external power source?

I am working on a home automation project using: rPi 3 with 2.5 A power source 3 x MCP23017 for GPIO port expansion 3 x 8 ch solid state relay board by Sainsmart 20 x physical wall switch (future) ...
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What is it about the redesign of the new Pi 3 B+ power supply that's discussed here? [closed]

Today's announcement at raspberrypi.org: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ On Sale Now at $35 describes several improvements. In the linked YouTube video changes to the power supply are discussed between 04:30 ...
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Pi and h-bridge power issue

I am following this tutorial in my attempt to create my first Pi based robot. I am using a Pi 3 model B and I believe I have things wired up correctly however while the H-Bridge is powered up, the Pi ...
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Circuit to safely power-down Pi

I want to use my Pi as an XBMC server in the car. The XBMC docs say that you should always use the shutdown command before disconnecting the power. I've been thinking that it should be possible to ...
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Disable Power Over HDMI

I built a Retropie using a PI Model 3B that is powered via the GPIO pins. Specifically with this case which adapts micro usb to the GPIO power. Everything works fine except when I turn the system off. ...
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Powering Raspberry PI Zero W using IC 7805 Voltage Regulator

I want to know if its possible to power PI zero w using 7805 voltage regulator. Max current rating of 7805 is 1A. What is the max consumption of PI zero W? Would it require more than 1A of current? I ...
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False-positive button press on power interference

I'm having a rather funny issue with GPIO & tactile switch. The issue is as I understand purely electric. My RPi is connected to a cheap usb "Extreme Style 5V 3.1A" PSU. Same power outlet is ...
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Why RPI need such a high current?

I am little bit confused. All my colleagues tell me that I need 2.5 or 3A power source. Indeed, it does not work with with "smaller" source. However, the general knowledge and this site (and many ...
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Pi keeps turning on and off when I have a number of USB devices

So I have a Raspberry Pi B+ - I've had it for several years now, which I think may be the cause of this problem, though I'm not sure how. Basically, it's fine when I have just a keyboard plugged in, ...
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Will an anker powerport+ work to power multiple pi's?

I'm not an electrical engineer so apologies for the rather basic question. I've found myself with multiple pi's and felt it was about time to look for some other power solutions other than powering ...
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Multiple problems with my Raspberry Pi 3

I am not new to the Pi 3 and now have it for quite a few months now. However, I started to face multiple problems: My pi 3 would shut down and restart when I was working on it. At a time, only the ...
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dtoverlay=gpio-poweroff not working on raspberry pi 3 B

Problem: I have a Raspi 3B rev: a02082 (Q1 2016 3 Model B 1.2 1 GB (Mfg by Sony)) running raspbian jessie kernel 4.9.35-v7 I want to signal to a power management circuit that filesystems ...
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rPi2 model B v1.1 smoke comes out near power port

I am trying to control 2 motors using the E-gizmo Motor driver shield but suddenly smoke comes out near the power port of the raspberry pi 2 so I immediately unplugged the power supply. After that, I ...
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Moto Turbo Charger for Raspberry PI 3 Model B

I have recently brought Raspberry PI 3 Model B, however still don't have power supply which give output as 5V and 2A min. Moto Turbo Charger output read as Standard - 5V/2.85A Turbo1 -9V/2.85A ...
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With the Pi Zero W plus a 2.4A adapter, can I safely draw up to 2A from the 5V pin?

Since the Zero W doesn't have a polyfuse, am I right in assuming that the 5V pin can safely supply whatever current the power supply puts out minus the draw from the Zero W board itself (and any ...
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Can I power a Pi through a 5V pin?

The PIN mapping of the Raspberry 2B says: The red ones are 5V pins. Are these just used as 5V out pins when power is connected through Micro USB? Or is it also possible to power the Raspberry Pi via ...
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Low power warning using touch screen

I have a RPi 3 and a 7" touch screen, powered by a MW GS18E05 adapter. It says output 5-6V, 3.0-2.5A, max 15W. The top right corner yellow flash low power warning shows up when I boot and then it ...
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5.6V with official touchscreen [closed]

As I mentioned earlier I am getting low power warnings with a 5V adapter, and have now obtained another one that says 5.6V. Am wondering if this might work, or if it will damage the Pi and/or the ...
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Using Raspberry Pi with Powerbank Accumulator

I wanted to power my Raspberry Pi 3B plus some sensors and an additional Huawei modem with a Powerbank. When turned on that's no problem, everything works fine. But I want to measure some enviromental ...
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Boot only with usb cable energy

My raspberry worked fine with a 5V-2A charger. From few days, It boots only with the energy coming from the USB cable from my computer. If I use the usual charger, it goes in a boot loop, displaying ...
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Is the power decoupling inadequate?

I hooked up one of these LCDs and noticed that the backlight flickers a lot when powered by the 5V from the GPIO port. The backlight uses ~100mA and the RPi was using just ~200mA. The flickering is ...
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Power Draw Requirements for multiple components and PI

I am building a rover, that ideally I would like to power from a single 12V Marine Battery. The battery provides power to all the components: Pi3 through a Power Converter 12V LED computer monitor, ...
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How can I limit the power from a battery for my RPi3? [closed]

I am taking an old HP G62-407DX apart, and I have replaced the motherboard with a raspberry pi. With some help on Superuser, I figured out what the display used. Now, I would like to know how to limit ...
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Can someone explain what backfeeding is and how I can protect my Pi from it?

So I read something about "backfeeding" and that it can damage my Pi. What exactly is it? I didn't understand the article. BTW, I'm a complete noob so please try to be as un-technical as possible. I'...
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Powering a PI from 12V

I'm thinking of installing my Pi down at my wife's stables which have a 40W solar charged 12V DC lighting circuit. Since the Pi runs at 5V I'm thinking that a quick and easy way to step down the ...
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Powering Raspberry PI With Broken Micro USB Connector

The Micro-USB port has been brutally ripped off from the PCB on my Raspberry Pi along with traces connecting it. I know that I can power the device from GPIO 5V and GND, but there will be no ...
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Can I use a standard PC power supply to power a Raspberry Pi?

Can I use a standard PC power supply to power a Raspberry Pi, e.g. iMicro IM400W 400W ATX12V Power Supply (or just take one from an old unused computer)? Amazingly, these things are sold starting from ...
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Power Supply for Raspberry Pi Model b [duplicate]

I recently bought a Raspberry Pi 3 and forgot to buy the power supply. Could I use a phone charger (1.5v, 0.75amp) to power the Raspberry Pi 3?
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Will a power bank short circuit a raspberry pi?

I was wondering if I could make my raspberry pi portable with a power bank however, I think it might short circuit the motherboard and then that would mean bye bye raspberry pi. Is it save to use my ...
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How to make a simple, reliable 15-second UPS for shutdown?

Use case: On power loss, the pi is to gracefully close all I/O (already kept to a minimum) and shut down, to be manually rebooted later. A supercapacitor works (I think; not sure of voltage near the ...
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How to control a 3V laser from GPIO

What's the best way to control (turn on and off) a low-power 35mA 3V laser from a Raspberry PI GPIO pin? The RPi GPIO pins support the right voltage but each can supply only a maximum of about 16mA, ...
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2 Raspberry Pis 1 Battery

I'm working on a project, here's the deal... I have 2 raspberry pis (3B, and a zero w) and 1 battery (3.7V LiIon 1200mAh). I bought a PowerBoost 1000 (A "DC/DC boost converter module can be powered by ...
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Question about Power supply for Raspberry Pi Zero W V1.1 [duplicate]

I recently got a Raspberry Pi Zero W V1.1 as a gift....and I'm a bit confused about the power requirements for it. I have a 5V~2A mobile-charger and a 5V~1A mobile charger. Can I use any one of the ...
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Accidentally fed 12V to the 5V-pin of Rpi2 [duplicate]

After it happened, smoke comes out near the micro USB port of the rpi. I replugged the power supply of he rpi but this time, the power LED(red) doesn't turn ON while the green LED keeps on blinking. ...
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Uninterrupted Power Supply needed for Raspberry Pi

We have designed multiple temperature sensors. its executed as well too. but we need external power supply or Uninterrupted Power supply for Rpi. I have chosen power bank ..but it works with only one ...