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by LTolledo
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Is it recommended to get a heat sink for Pi 3B+?
Replies: 3
Views: 38

Re: Is it recommended to get a heat sink for Pi 3B+?

Get the FLIRC case!

the one designed for the RPi3B and RPi3B+.... not the newer one...
by LTolledo
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: [RPI4] Negotiates down to 100mb/s in Asus router settings
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: [RPI4] Negotiates down to 100mb/s in Asus router settings

I always use CAT6 flat cables that I bought from the dollar store, as those cables are "easily tamed".... and cheaper... :D
unlike some other CAT6 (or even CAT5e) cables that you'd have to fight with..... ;)
by LTolledo
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4B 2GB Price Drop - NOW $35
Replies: 36
Views: 1677

Re: Raspberry Pi 4B 2GB Price Drop - NOW $35

....the price drop should be live over all official resellers. If it isn't it will be sooner rather than later. the urge.... and temptation...... getting harder and harder to resist...... ( "....... your resistance is futile.........!" ) :lol: just to add: will this be a "permanent price point" fro...
by LTolledo
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Is it safe to build circuit after boot?
Replies: 8
Views: 182

Re: Is it safe to build circuit after boot?

The safe way:
Plug everything first... check and re-check connections as second......power on and boot as third.....

Safety first!
or
Regret later.....

take your pick. :)
by LTolledo
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 5 with PCIe NVMe M.2
Replies: 14
Views: 440

Re: Raspberry Pi 5 with PCIe NVMe M.2

Hmmm.... another "wish list".... might get axed soon.. Putting in something that wants PCI Express like a NVMe SSD will do absolutely nothing. with the current state with the RPi4B.... there is no real advantage using NVMe SSD as against regular SSDs. and those NVMe SSD setups cost more.... so just ...
by LTolledo
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Problems adding a USB 3.0 SSD to PI4
Replies: 19
Views: 412

Re: Problems adding a USB 3.0 SSD to PI4

Since LTolledo had trouble with the newer Eluteng Blue adapter and HDD, I ran a quick test with a 640GB WD Scorpio HDD (WD6400BEVT) and had no trouble with booting or rebooting my Pi4B2 Just to clarify my trouble with the Eluteng Blue adapter...its the combination with 4TB HDD and natively booting ...
by LTolledo
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4B 2GB Price Drop - NOW $35
Replies: 36
Views: 1677

Re: Raspberry Pi 4B 2GB Price Drop - NOW $35

I confirm that my fave RPi supplier has also dropped the price for the RPi4B-2G.... which is now much cheaper than RPi3B+ , RPi3B and RPi2Bv1.1

should I? or shouldn't I? makes me head hurts.... ;)
by LTolledo
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Problems adding a USB 3.0 SSD to PI4
Replies: 19
Views: 412

Re: Problems adding a USB 3.0 SSD to PI4

You're still not telling us the power source for your RPi...(output voltage, ampere rating). A link or an image of the nameplate will be helpful. as for the SATA to USB adapters that I have tested and confirmed to work with RPi4B as well can be found here https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic...
by LTolledo
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Problems adding a USB 3.0 SSD to PI4
Replies: 19
Views: 412

Re: Problems adding a USB 3.0 SSD to PI4

what power source?
what OS?
what SATA to USB3.0 adaptor?

what else you dont want to tell us?
by LTolledo
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Heatsink placement on 3B+
Replies: 15
Views: 372

Re: Heatsink placement on 3B+

This is how I installed heatsink and fan on my "old" RPi3B+ setup RPiheadercover.JPG the copper colored aluminum heatsink is 20 x 20 x 6, didn't use a spacer to raise the heatsink above other components also as an experiment, I tried this novel idea RPicoolingtest-2.jpg it works.... but too cumberso...
by LTolledo
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 5V/3A Power Bank for RPi4
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: 5V/3A Power Bank for RPi4

One of my test with a power bank and RPi RPi3B+PowerBankTestv1.jpg RPi3B+PowerBankTestv2.jpg RPi3B+PowerBankTestv3.jpg the power to the connected device is cut off while being charged at the same time confirming klrick's comment above (at least for this PowerBank) doing the same "powering while bein...
by LTolledo
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi 4 heat sink
Replies: 20
Views: 617

Re: RPi 4 heat sink

FTrevorGowen wrote: Wearing my "physicist's hat" have to ask: but what's the ambient air temp.?
the clock with digital thermometer beside it (about 350mm) reads 20C.... so as the other Radio controlled clock (made by Citizen, with temp/humidity) located about 900mm away from the RPi4B, it also reads 20.4C.....
by LTolledo
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Powering my RPi projects using buck converters
Replies: 9
Views: 231

Re: Powering my RPi projects using buck converters

And just a while I tested the same buck converter module on an RPi4B-4G, prior to boot up I've already attached a 2.5" 2TB HDD in SATA to USB3.0 case, as well as HDMI monitor, Ethernet LAN, keyboard and mouse. Buck converter test RPi4B-4G with HDD.jpg Buck converter test RP4B-4G with HDD view1.jpg B...
by LTolledo
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Powering my RPi projects using buck converters
Replies: 9
Views: 231

Re: Powering my RPi projects using buck converters

Yesterday I made the latest "module", its the bottom left one (from the first image of the first post). Initial test on an RPi1B+ (my BreadboardPi). Voltage output set at 5.05v this time. RPi Buck Converter board.jpg and it worked as expected. the setup was connected to an HDMI monitor, with keyboar...
by LTolledo
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Powering my RPi projects using buck converters
Replies: 9
Views: 231

Re: Powering my RPi projects using buck converters

Then I tried using a smaller buck size converter (inspired from the powering RPiZeroW using 24v topic) so the small sized buck converters are (from the first image of the first post) is the bottom right (3rd and 2nd from bottom right) its the same buck converter that I used to power the 12v fan ment...
by LTolledo
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Powering my RPi projects using buck converters
Replies: 9
Views: 231

Re: Powering my RPi projects using buck converters

Another configuration of the same buck converter can be seen on the top left of the first image. This too is used for another RPi4B-2G project, I call as RPi4B-2G hwRAID NAS project. RPi4B-2GHWRaid.jpg and a bit of a closer look: RPi4B-2G-buck-view1.jpg a single 12v power brick supplies power to the...
by LTolledo
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Powering my RPi projects using buck converters
Replies: 9
Views: 231

Powering my RPi projects using buck converters

In this post I'll compile all of my RPi projects powered by buck converters but first I'll show what I used: Buck Converters for RPi projects.jpg the "bare" buck converters can be seen on the right (middle and bottom). as well as and how those were deployed in universal PCBs. the top right is my fir...
by LTolledo
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Shut down rpi with a keyboard key combo
Replies: 21
Views: 3499

Re: Shut down rpi with a keyboard key combo

I'll take that as a "yes" ;)
by LTolledo
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Shut down rpi with a keyboard key combo
Replies: 21
Views: 3499

Re: Shut down rpi with a keyboard key combo

Add the following near one of the other keybindings... Code: Select all <keybind key="A-C-O"> <action name="Execute"> <command>poweroff</command> </action> </keybind> <keybind key="A-C-R"> <action name="Execute"> <command>reboot</command> </action> </keybind> Then reboot... Now you can user Ctrl-Al...
by LTolledo
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Shut down rpi with a keyboard key combo
Replies: 21
Views: 3499

Re: Shut down rpi with a keyboard key combo

With the latest update to Raspbian [Ctrl] [Alt] [Del] will now bring up the shutdown menu. I've just updated/full-upgraded now my RPi4B-4G Raspbian Buster with full desktop..... immediately after that everytime I do [Ctrl] [Alt] [Del]..... the Task Manager keeps popping up . however...... upon rebo...
by LTolledo
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 1GB Availability? US Distributor Shows It As Discontinued
Replies: 27
Views: 1192

Re: Pi4 1GB Availability? US Distributor Shows It As Discontinued

Am still waiting for my local supplier to stock on these....as I think its perfect to replace the RPi4B-2G in my NAS setups.
its available in amazon, but I dont like the posted price......

will wait for its availability .... my systems are running fine as it is anyway..... :D
by LTolledo
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi 4 heat sink
Replies: 20
Views: 617

Re: RPi 4 heat sink

I also have this:
ArmorTopCover.jpg
ArmorTopCover.jpg (39.93 KiB) Viewed 478 times
that I use on my 12v powered RPi4B-2G hwRAID NAS.
RPi4B-2GHWRaid.jpg
RPi4B-2GHWRaid.jpg (115.21 KiB) Viewed 478 times
by LTolledo
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi 4 heat sink
Replies: 20
Views: 617

Re: RPi 4 heat sink

This is what I use, as heatsink and case:
RPi4B-4G_Armorcase.jpg
RPi4B-4G_Armorcase.jpg (195.05 KiB) Viewed 487 times

and usually get this temp (which somewhat offends some RPi4B users :mrgreen: )
RPi4B-buster_panel_layout.jpg
RPi4B-buster_panel_layout.jpg (10.23 KiB) Viewed 487 times
by LTolledo
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Best method to power Pi Zero W from 24V psu?
Replies: 19
Views: 507

Re: Best method to power Pi Zero W from 24V psu?

been doing one myself this is what I used (some have said this is not possible with this buck converter..... :o ) mini-buck-converter.jpg voltage setting at 5.05v, measured by DVM at the buck converter output terminals then placed in this setup: RPi Buck Converter board.jpg and with a HDD attached B...

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