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Powering Raspberry Pi 4 'on the move' using power bank [closed]

There are good official resources that state that recommended power supply must be 3 amps (e.g. official RPi power supply via mains). However, for use 'on the move' or remote locations this may not be ...
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Max networking performance with RPi 4 (Gigabit ethernet), with/without a USB3 external disk connected

I want to use my RPi4 as a small home NAS. To do that, I'm trying to benchmark the maximum file transfer performance. Workflow: Rpi4 connected to home router with a 1 Gbit cable computer connected ...
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Raspberry Pi3B USB ports not working

I have a Raspberry Pi 3B v1.2 2015 which always worked really fine. But today I want to use it to read a serial comm from a BMS but the USB ports don't work. There are 5 volts reaching the port, to ...
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Can the Raspberry Pi work with Ethernet using a USB-Ethernet power adapter?

I have a Google Chromecast Ultra power adapter which includes Ethernet. My thinking, this is a USB to Ethernet adapter that also provides 5V power. Does this work with the Raspberry Pi Zero W to give ...
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My Raspberry Pi 4 consumes only 0.3 A [closed]

I have a Raspberry Pi 4 that's is powered on the USB port by a circuit I made. The key component is a Buck Regulator (LM2576-5.0WT), the input is a AC adapter (12 V - 8 A). The regulator is able to ...
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Pi 4: Keep USB powered when rebooting

I'm using a ClusterHat v2.3 on a Raspberry Pi 4. On rebooting, the USB Ports losing power, so the cluster nodes as well. Is there a way to configure the Pi 4 to keep the USB power on when rebooting / ...
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Can I use a TP4056 Micro USB 5V 1A instead of a powerboost 1000c to a Raspberry Pi Zero?

I am using a Raspberry Pi Zero and to make it rechargeable I need a Powerboost 1000c (from https://www.adafruit.com/product/2465) would I be able to supplement this for a TP4056 Micro USB 5V 1A? This ...
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Short circuit with male-2-male usb cable

My RPi 2B constantly sensed voltage drops on my 2 A charger. Since I know that I can additionally use one of those old USB Y-cables from external disk drives to support the power rail on my RPi 3B (...
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Pi 4 - How to be sure to order a model with usb fixed?

I discovered that some initial lots of the Raspberry Pi 4 may have a sort of hw/sw bug that may be related to USB 3, and maybe also to thermal management and throttling. I would like to understand ...
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Raspberry Pi B don't start [closed]

I try to boot from Rasbperry PI 1B version 2011.12, but it only shows the Red light but nothing happen. I try difference OS with no luck. The problem is the power?
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power troubleshooting

I am trying to power a raspberry pi 3 over a long distance (5 meters). I can power the raspberry pi with the standard power supply from Raspberry Pi itself, but when I use these: https://www.digikey....
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How to remove under voltage issue with Raspberry Pi 4

I have a project where I am using raspberry pi 4 and 5inch touchscreen. This screen is from waveshare but I have not enabled touch in it. I am using a USB splitter cable which on one end has usb male ...
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Do I need to use a UPS with my RPI?

Whilst I am OK with software, hardware especially electronics is not my field. I have an RPi. It is enclosed in an water-proof case apart from an aperture that lets out a usb-c cable. Inside this ...
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Mirabox Capture Card and External Power Source

I'm looking to power my Raspberry Pi 4B from a 12V tractor battery. I have a buck converter which can be found here. I am considering using this device to step-down the battery voltage and hook up the ...
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Raspberry Pi random reboots (Raspi 3B+)

I have a raspberry pi 3B+ model that I bought back in February 2019. For sometime, I "remember" it was working fine (although I can say from experience - memories can be deceiving). Then I ...
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external power supply [closed]

Using Rpi4. Using camera and IR lighting. Would like it to be powered by rechargeable batteries. What are my options.. I have found 'holding cases' for AA batteries but only for Raspberry 3s. I have ...
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Raspberry doesn't recognize me disconnecting a USB device

I have a Raspberry Pi with an Amazonbasics 10-port USB hub which has a PPPS (port per port switching) function, basically, it can turn off power to any power via a tool called uhubctl. When I use ...
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Power Raspberry Pi 4 with a phone charger [duplicate]

I've got a phone charger that delivers 4.5 A at 5 V (Huawei SuperCharge), which should be enough to power the the Pi 4. Can I use this charger or do I have to buy the original one? Thanks in advance
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Can I use a battery bank for raspberry pi?

I am working on a project that requires a pi with a camera and a small pressure sensor board to run for up to 20 hours. I am on a budget and need a UPS for my pi model 1 B+. Any answer will be helpful....
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Is it safe to connect a 12V and 0.25A fan to Raspberri Pi 3 B via USB port

If it is safe to connect a 12V fan via usb to the Rpi3 then can you also tell is it feasable to code in python to control fan via USB that is to switch it on and off. Please do help as soon as ...
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Does The Raspberry Pi 3 “Power Down” USB Connections When Not Used foa a While?

I use a Raspberry Pi 3b+ as a router on my home network between two subnets with the following adapters: USB->Ethernet : 10.0.1.0/24 USB->Passively Powered Wifi Antenna : 10.0.0.0/24 Occasionally I ...
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Plugged in a 32GB Sandisk flash drive to my RPie3 (running Retro Pie) and it won't boot now

I wasn't sure if the flash drive was the culprit, so after reinstalling the OS (RetroPie) I tried the flash drive again....and sure enough, it killed my OS again. Even after unplugging it and power-...
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RPi 4B USB port power rails connection

I want to connect two external hard drives to the RPI4B. Since the Pi can not provide sufficient power for both of them, external power source is must. Are the USB power rails shared between all four ...
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Can raspberry pi 4 B boot from 256 GB SSD that uses USB adapter? [closed]

I installed raspbian on the Samsung Evo 860 256GB SSD. The SATA adapter and did not power up when I plugged it into the raspberry USB port. I think that its the power supply. Raspberry 4 B may not ...
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How to deal with the error “device descriptor read/64, error -32”?

I'm using a Raspberry Pi 3 model B+ together with a Waveshare touch screen model 7inch HDMI LCD (C) which claims to be “low consumption,” although gives no precise amperage of the device. Anyway, ...
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Can powering a DC motor through the USB ports of my Raspberry Pi Damage the Pi?

I'm working on a project that contains two DC motors and a Raspberry Pi, I do not have other components like Relay, Motor Drivers, transistors etc. I am aware that powering a motor directly from an ...
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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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Powering using 5V rail fails

I have reviewed a lot about powering the PI using the 5V pins on the expansion connector but I have not seen the solution to this problem. Here are some of the tests I ran: (Setup: Nothing plugged in ...
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Can I power the raspberry pi 0 w off of both ports at once?

I want to solder a male usb port to my Pi, so that it can be a little dongle computer. However, if I power it with a powerbank, and while it is still being powered, plug it into another power source ...
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Hard wire power to raspberry pi 3b

I have this adapter (https://global.rakuten.com/en/store/denshi/item/55154/) powering a set of RGB screens that I picked up from adafruit. Essentially I completed their pi/rgb matrix project and want ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 B unmounting and mouting intermittently

I had two drives on my Raspberry Pi 4 B and they kept being unmounted, I moved one to my router and it seems to be working fine now... I read about max_usb_current=1 doesn't make any difference on ...
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Power Supply Raspberry pi 4

I have googled a lot but didn't find anything useful. Can I use any power adapter other than the official Raspberry Pi supply? Moreover, I have an Argon One Case and many people have recommended ...
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I would like to add a battery to my Raspberry Pi 4. Can i do this by soldering to tp7, tp12, or tp1 on the underside of the board?

I would like to add a battery to my Raspberry Pi 4. I am building a tablet that can be turned on and off by a switch that brings power from the usb port from a power bank to power the pi, can i tie ...
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Signal generator connected to raspberry pi via USB

Ido connect to the device from my raspberry pi and able to send commands. The power consumption of the SG is 2.5 W. That means that the current of usb port should be 2.5 / 5 = 500 mA. >>> ...
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can I use two 4 TB disk powered by USB on RPI-4? No external power supply [duplicate]

I use 1 usb powered 4 TB disk sda without issues on RPI-4. Now I added a second usb powered 4 TB disk sdb and receive lots of errors (from both devices): # lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE ...
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Raspberry 3+ b and two external usb drives: lack of current

I've encountered the following problem: when I connect 1 external usb hdd to my Pi, everything works fine. But when I connect second one with the same characteristics, both drives are not usable. I ...
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How to power a Raspberry Pi 3 for USB HDD for storage

I'm trying to use an external HDD for storage on my Raspberry Pi 3B+. The disk is a 0.55A 320GB Western Digital Blue always plugged in, and added to /etc/fstab with defaults,user options. I've checked ...
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Powering the Raspberry 3 B+ with PSU

I have a PSU from Amazon that provides 5V and I used my trusty multimeter to adjust the voltage to exactly 5.0V. I used it previously to run some silent fans, but I don't have any use for that anymore ...
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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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USB-C to USB-C Cable Recommendations for Pi 4

Based on the USB-C implementation issue in Pi 4 rev. 1, I'm looking for recommendations on a non e-marked USB-C cable to use for power. Having dug through my own cable stash, I've found a couple of ...
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Rpi3B+ micro USB connector got 15V power. Is it dead? Can I save it?

I accidentally gave 15V to a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Micro USB slot, when I observed some smoke I instantly removed in from the power supply. What can I do to restore my Raspberry Pi?
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Can the Pi 4 power 2 external USB 3 HDDs?

I would like to connect two external 2.5 HDDs a Pi 4. Can the Pi 4 power two of them at once? This is the model I have in mind: WD 2TB Elements
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USB Power Draw Plug In Order

I'm having some issues running a USB webcam and a USB speaker at the same time. If I plug in my webcam second, both devices work perfectly fine. If I simply boot with both plugged in, the speaker ...
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powering raspberry pi zeroW via computer usb port

I ran out of wall plugs for the Pi and I would like to power a zeroW via a USB port from my laptop. There are 2 microusb ports on the zeroW should which 1 should I use, the one near the edge or the ...
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Whether using a 3.4 Ampere adapter or Qualcomm QC 3.0 adapter to power a Raspberry Pi 3B+ can cause damage? [duplicate]

So here it goes,after looking out hundreds of pages regarding powering of Raspberry Pi 3B+ still some hesitations here. I have totally read this out very detailed & nicely written answer by ...
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Will this work out (usb hub + rpi zero w + Zishan Z1 DSD)?

Well, I want to connect Rpi zero W and Zishan Z1/2 DSD in one case, but with both devices working in one port connected to PC. (with working usb device in Rpi if in "portable" mode or in both ...
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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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Is it possible to connect a Raspberry Pi 0 to the USB port of a router, to connect to the internet?

Recently I read (in articles such as this one) that it is possible to use the Raspberry Pi Zero in 'USB/Ethernet gadget mode'. Now my modem has two USB ports, which the manual says can be used for ...
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RPI4 won't boot with powered USB hub

I have an RPI4 running a Plex server, Pihole, etc etc. Power kept dropping while running certain tasks involving the attached HDD, so I started using a powered USB3 hub - problem solved. But now the ...
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Can Rpi3B+ power two USB SSD drives?

Can I power two usb drives using USB to satas or do i need a powered USB hub?

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