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Adafruit: 5v micro power supply for Raspberry PI
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Adafruit: 5v micro power supply for Raspberry PI

by davidh on Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:07 pm

Hi,

Do you sell a power supply that will work with the Raspberry Pi?

Cheers
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Re: Adafruit: 5v micro power supply for Raspberry PI

by jpbot on Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:12 pm

Check out the Raspberry Pi section http://www.adafruit.com/category/105

You'll find they sell a power supply: http://www.adafruit.com/products/501

and the Micro USB cable that's needed: http://www.adafruit.com/products/592

I did see the USB power supply just popped up as a new product so hopefully it works out as well as this guy says: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX3kiRUf7mg (long video, basically this guy says apple iPad/iPod/iPhone power supply was low voltage and the Adafruit one worked great).

You can also feed power back in through the header, but you won't have any reverse protection or over current (fuse) protection (http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 44&t=10500). You could try out http://www.adafruit.com/products/276 if you want to go this route.

If you're looking for something all buttoned together you'll need to try out some of the new phone or tablet chargers with the micro USB connector.

Personally I've been powering my Raspberry Pi with an iPhone power supply. I tried from a powered USB hub but either the power supply was poor or the hub has some protection circuit interfering since I noticed the LEDs pulsing a bit.
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