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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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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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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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