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by jderrick86
Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Powering a USB hub from a higher current usb port
Replies: 2
Views: 631

Re: Powering a USB hub from a higher current usb port

Thanks for the suggestion. I ended up modifying an unpowered hub here
by jderrick86
Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:02 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: I made a powered USB hub from an unpowered one (GL850G)
Replies: 0
Views: 3097

I made a powered USB hub from an unpowered one (GL850G)

Hi folks, I was inspired by this instructable: http://www.instructables.com/id/Adding-an-external-power-supply-to-a-cheap-USB-hub/ But also suprised that the 'hack' was adding a barrel jack to a preexisting hardware path. Why did I do this? Well I am using this for rv camping, where I have a raw 5V ...
by jderrick86
Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Powering a USB hub from a higher current usb port
Replies: 2
Views: 631

Powering a USB hub from a higher current usb port

Hi folks, I'm looking at getting a powered usb hub and would like to power it from a 2.1A 5V usb source. This should net me roughly 500mA per port for 4-port, which is well within spec of all that I want to do. I would have the RPi at 500mA-1A, a mini keyboard at <100mA, a flash drive at <100mA, and...
by jderrick86
Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: RPi for my RV?
Replies: 2
Views: 1449

Re: RPi for my RV?

Completely doable. A thought, I'm not sure if the Pi would like it, but maybe you could get a powered USB hub and power the Pi off that with a USB-MicroUSB cable, that way the power requirements of your keyboard, flash drive and wifi dongle isn't an issue. If you want to make it a hobby project, gr...
by jderrick86
Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: RPi for my RV?
Replies: 2
Views: 1449

RPi for my RV?

Hi all, I do a bit on boondocking in my RV and want to use my RPi as a low power media server I'm pretty confident that this is feasible and if anyone has any recommendations or concerns RPi Model B running XBMC or OpenElec off 8gb class 10 sd card SanDisk Cruzer Fit CZ33 32GB. Power <100mA -$18 or ...

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