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Will BUCK Converter (#1385) Work For My Rapsberry PI System?
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Will BUCK Converter (#1385) Work For My Rapsberry PI System?

by z4ch4ry on Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:54 pm

I'm making a project for fun, (Playing retro games on Raspberry PI) and I'm having difficulty with powering my setup (RasPI and LCD Screen). Will a BUCK Converter (Product Number 1385) work with a 2 cell 7.4V 1600 mah LiPo to power it?

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Re: Will BUCK Converter (#1385) Work For My Rapsberry PI Sys

by mikeysklar on Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:08 pm

Hi z4ch4ry,

You would definitely be in the right input/output ranges to use this with a Pi. However, my experience with Raspberry Pi's is they are super finicky about power supplies. With my Pi 4 I had to use a Pi Foundation based supply to get rid of undervoltage warnings despite using 3A supplies.

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Re: Will BUCK Converter (#1385) Work For My Rapsberry PI Sys

by z4ch4ry on Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:59 pm

mikeysklar wrote:Hi z4ch4ry,

You would definitely be in the right input/output ranges to use this with a Pi. However, my experience with Raspberry Pi's is they are super finicky about power supplies. With my Pi 4 I had to use a Pi Foundation based supply to get rid of undervoltage warnings despite using 3A supplies.


Okay! Thanks a bunch for the response!

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