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Shock resistance of the Raspberry Pi

Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:26 am

Hi everyone,

does anyone know how shock resistant the Raspberry Pi is? I would like to conduct experiments where a deceleration of up to 20g might act on my framework in which a raspberry pi will sit to take measurements. Can it handle the deceleration? Thank you for your help!

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Re: Shock resistance of the Raspberry Pi

Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:55 am

I don't see any reason why not. 20g is rather small. If you were getting transients of 100g or more then I would have more concern. The one issue you might have is the plugs and sockets momentarily disconnecting or becoming stressed from repeated flexing. So I would tie down all the cables so that they can't move to the same platform that the Pi is attached to.

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Re: Shock resistance of the Raspberry Pi

Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:03 am

Make sure that the SD card is held in securely. Some tape might be useful.
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Re: Shock resistance of the Raspberry Pi

Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:34 am

Okay, perfect! Thank you very much for the advice :)

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