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Insufficient power for RPI + 7" Touch Screen

I have a raspberry pi 3B. It is connected to a 7" RPI Touch screen, (made by RPI). The screen gets 5v from the pi and the pi is connected to a 5v, 2.1A USB power pack. For some reason the power ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 does not boot with 3 devices connected to USB

I have connected three devices to my Raspi4 USB: Logitech wireless gamepad dongle, and YDLidar-X4, and Arduino UNO. The YDLidar-X4 is separately powered with 5V supply, the Arduino is separately ...
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Connect pump via USB or PINS

I have a little 5V pump. I want to turn on/off the pump by code with my Raspberry. The pump came with an cable ending with a USB. When I plug in the USB the pump goes on and does the job. My question ...
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Raspberry pi-4 powered usb hub backfeed issues

I have a Raspberry SC15184 Pi 4 server and I'm looking to power 3 USB peripherals each with a 3-6W power requirement (which should be 0.6-1.2A given pi-4 operates at ~5V). This is above the 1.2A ...
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Is 4A enough for a NAS?

I have recently turned by Raspiberry Pi 4B into a small NAS. However, I noticed that the Pi disconnects from Ethernet from time to time. Whenever this happens (e.g. ssh not responding or Pi not ...
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Using a PD USB hub for power and data for Pi 4

I want to use a 7" LCD (not the official Pi 7" LCD) together with the Pi 4. According to the LCD documentation, it requires 2A. I was planning initially to power the LCD through one Pi. Now ...
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Raspberry PI4 usb 3.0 seems not working properly [duplicate]

I am using a Raspberry PI4 with Google Coral TPU and a Telit Lte modem both attached on USB 3.0 ports. I get a lot of "Under-Voltage" messages also using the Raspberry power supply(5.1V, 3A)...
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Raspberry PI4 + Coral TPU + Telit LTE get "Under-Voltage"

I am using a Raspberry PI4 powered by the Raspberry power supply(5.1V,3A) and I have also a Coral TPU and a Telit Lte Modem attached on Raspberry USB 3.0 Ports Hub. According with the Coral Power ...
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Random disconnection of an USB Camera with Raspberry Pi 4

I've got a Raspberry Pi 4 with an USB2.0 camera connected through a slip ring. When I boot, there's no problem at all, but sometimes the Raspberry is unable to detect the camera while streaming (I'm ...
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How to Use RTC Module (DS1302) to specifically Execute a Program at a Certain Time

I had already completed a Setup of DS1302 on my Raspberry Pi 3B+ and fortunately its working just fine. I also already solved the Problem of Turning On and Off the USB Port using "uhubctl". ...
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How much overvoltage for a few ms

i'm trying to build a system with a Raspberry Pi and 2 switchable 5V DC Batteries (USB Powerbanks). I want to switch using Arduino and Relays. I would like to switch almost instantaneous, in order to ...
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Sim7600 usb issues during GPS bursts

I have a RASPI2B+ connected to a LTE module SIM7600. In addition a wifi adapter RTL8188 is used as AP. I can connect easily with LTE network (AT+CNMP=38) but, when select GSM (AT+CNMP=13) it goes ...
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Delay booting devices or booting the kernel

BLUF: I'd like to see if there's a solid way to delay the boot-up of the kernel to keep a Pi from sucking up a lot of juice out of the gate, or the USB bus to delay the devices' boot-up until after ...
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Is there any advantage powering up a RPi 4B with a PSU rated for 8A @ 5V?

I have a Raspberry Pi 4B 4GB RAM variant that will be running 24/7 with the following attachments: an ethernet cable leading to a router for internet connectivity a 2.5" external HDD attached ...
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Can I use USB 3.0 port to power RPI4 + external SSD?

On the Pi-4B, can I use one of the USB 3.0 ports for power, instead of the USB-C port? I will be powering the Pi-4, an SSD drive (Sabrent 512GB Rocket Nano), and a Conbee II — which btw currently ...
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Is it safe to power Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W directly from computer?

A great feature of the Raspberry Pi Zero is that you can tether it to a PC, Mac or iPad Pro by connecting it directly to a USB port. It can act as a USB-Ethernet-adapter and you can ssh into the Pi. ...
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Phone charger for powering Pi 4?

I just bought the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B 2GB RAM and I forgot my charger at my house which I won't be able to get to in a few weeks. I was wondering if I could power the Raspberry Pi using a phone ...
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Can I use a 3A/5V phone charge for powering my pi 4?

I have a completely fine and working type C charger with a stable voltage supply. The concern that I have is that my pi 4 is going to run 24/7 performing web scraping and analysis. Surely I have a ...
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Error opening device /dev/video0: video capture not supported

I am trying to set up USb camera with RPi4. It is working well with PC windows10 default 'camera' application but failed with RPi4. I use mjpg-streamer to access the streaming. /usr/local/bin/...
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Pi Zero 2: insufficient power from USB port

i want to use my EzCap269 video grabber with my new Pi Zero 2. Unfortunately the video grabber won't work (power led is off) - so i assume it's getting not enough power (it's a USB3 device). I'm using ...
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Can you damage the pi's USB controller by constantly applying and removing power to it?

I have a pair of USB powered fans. I currently have them connected to a Raspberry Pi 3b+ via one of the USB-A connectors, drawing power from the pi. I have two cron jobs set on the pi - one that ...
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Does the power port of the Raspberry Pi 3a+ have lines for transfering data?

Im getting a Pimoroni Power On Off Shim for my Pi 3a+ and wonder if i could use the original power micro USB-port for data stuff, like connecting a 3D printer or a webcam - since the 3a+ lacks ...
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Cutting power to USB port on a RPi 3A+

I am running a Raspberry Pi 3A+ in my car as a DIY Android Auto head unit (using Crankshaft). In order to not have the RPi immediately shutdown when you remove the key from the ignition (or have it ...
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Powering multiple hdds to work with raspberry pi 4

I have a rpi4 with the default 5v 3A charger. However, when I hook up all my usb peripherals (2 mechanical hdd and a cc2531) I run into power limitations and things do not work properly. I am thinking ...
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Connect USB hub to RPi 4 USB C port to power the Pi and access peripherals?

I want to connect an RPi 4 to a bunch of USB peripherals and a power source that are about 3m away from the Pi, using only one USB cable (because that seems a lot neater than multiple cables and ...
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Programatically disconnect & reconnect a USB port or ethernet port [duplicate]

I have a device that is attached to the USB port on my RPi4 that sometimes has to be reset. The RPi4 is too far for us to physically disconnect/reconnect the USB cable so right now we are just ...
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How can I power a 4B from a DC power supply

I'm making a NAS with a Pi 4B, powered by a Meanwell RS-25 (5v 5a) psu. However, as far as I know, the Pi can only be powered via USB C, but the problem is all my breakout boards are limited to 500ma....
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Pi 4 doesn't recognise SSD

I bought new Pi 4 8GB from authorised seller including power cable. It recognises HDD and works fine. But it doesn't recognise SSD (crucial mx500 1tb sata 2.5-inch 7mm internal ssd). This SSD works ...
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Connecting hub to 1 USB port vs 2 USB ports?

The Pi 4B has 2x USB 3.0 ports. I have 2 choices to connect my hard drives: Using a single 10-port hub which connects to 1 USB 3.0 port. Using two 5-port hubs which connect to two USB 3.0 ports. ...
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Is it safe to change the power settings to allow raspberry 400 to power using usb?

I recently got a raspberry pi 400 and wanted to use it as a portable device but realised that it can only get full power when plugged into a power socket. I saw a video showing that you can use it ...
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Are schematics available for the newer RPi 4 with fixed USB-C power circuit?

Early editions of RPi 4 had hardware design issues in the USB-C port. (Ref: 1) Since then an updated board has been issued. However the official schematics still show the old USB-C Power In circuit (i....
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How to recover Raspbian/Raspberry Pi OS boot media after power failure

There are many questions similar to mine and none with a coherent applicable answer. Setup Raspberry Pi OS Buster; up to date. Raspberry Pi 4B. Red LED has a steady glow: current is stable. Both ADATA ...
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Raspberry pi voltage between PP3 - PP27 is 0.01V is this normal?

I measured voltage using a multimeter between PP3-PP27 and it was fluctuating between 0.01V to 0.06V is this normal? The entire problem can be found here: USB ports recieving power but not working on ...
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over-current condition on usb port when connecting arduino nano

Hi I am trying to power an arduino nano via usb port. I am using a 5V 3A power supply. I have 2 different usb cables. One lights up the arduino, but it is not recognized in /dev/ttyACM0 The other one ...
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USB ports recieving power but not working on Raspberry Pi 3B

I use external harddisk(connected via USB with its own power supply) to boot into dietpi on my raspberry pi. It works okay for a day(even with multiple reboots and poweroff). But the next day RPi ...
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Can USB ports blow polyfuse on Raspberry Pi 3B?

I suspect my RPi 3b polyfuse to be blown, but I don't know what's causing it. I'm using an external HDD for booting into DietPi with its own power supply and after every day or so all the USB ports ...
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Does Raspberry Pi 3B have polyfuse? Can USB ports blow polyfuse? [duplicate]

Does Raspberry Pi 3b have polyfuse? If it does, under what conditions can it be 'blown'? I suspect my RPi 3b polyfuse to be blown, but I don't know what's causing it. I'm using an external HDD for ...
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No power to usb ports on raspberry pi 3B

I use external harddisk(connected via USB with its own power supply) to boot into dietpi on my raspberry pi. It works okay for a day(even with multiple reboots and poweroff). But the next day RPi ...
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Powering raspberry pi using VGA port of a display monitor

Does anyone have an idea if you could use the VGA port of a standard display monitor to power the raspberry pi? Obviously you would need a 'VGA to USB' adapter but then would it be possible
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Performance of the Rasperris

The Raspberry pi 4 has a power supply that can deliver a maximum of 15.5 watts. How much power exactly does the Raspberry use without overclocking at maximum power so that I can connect the ...
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How voltage tolerant is the RPi 3 A+ micro-B USB power connection? [duplicate]

I've been reading about power supply requirements for RPi and want to learn more about the practical limits in addition to the design limits. What is the power protection circuit (if any) on the micro-...
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Use Pi to control power to usb-connected device

I have a digital microscope connected to my pi (usb) that you can use in a browser with a java web app that I have written. The microscope is also powered through the usb. There is no on or off switch,...
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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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