fredfs
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24hours a day ON

Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:19 pm

Is it safe?
can I burn my pi if I use it leave it 24hours/day ON, (with config_hdmi_boost=7) ?

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rpdom
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Re: 24hours a day ON

Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:31 pm

It should be perfectly safe.

xanthor
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Re: 24hours a day ON

Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:40 pm

Just make sure you have a decent power supply (not some cheap Chinese ****).

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Trixster
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Re: 24hours a day ON

Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:53 pm

I've left many of mine on for months, if not years at a time and they're all fine.

fredfs
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Re: 24hours a day ON

Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:34 pm

I know arm boards are enginiered to stay on all the time, there are proven relacts of arm boards on since the middle ages, non-stop.

I am just checking if on, with HDMI output on , and with boost set at 7 would be safe.

I learned the hard way that chinese supply are crap. I just had a box full of new power bricks rated at 5V 3A, and they all are showing the red rainbow of low power at top righ corner.... What does not occurs with a official power brick from pihut.

After facing many cheap power bricks, cheap hdmi cables, and cheap TVs, I am using this "good for the road" config.txt, there is a cheap world out there after all. I would like to know what do you think? Is there any to add ? My 100% goal is to show 1080p videos all the time.

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[pi1]
kernel=vmlinuz-3.18.0-trunk-rpi
initramfs initrd.img-3.18.0-trunk-rpi followkernel
# to enable DeviceTree, comment out the next line
device_tree=
#hdmi_ignore_cec=1
hdmi_ignore_cec_init=1
cec_osd_name=vjART
disable_splash=1
hdmi_force_hotplug=1
hdmi_drive=2
hdmi_group=1
hdmi_mode=16
gpu_mem=128
dispmanx_offline=1
disable_overscan=1
hvs_priority=0xffff
config_hdmi_boost=7
hdmi_clock_change_limit=20

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kusti8
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Re: 24hours a day ON

Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:32 am

It is totally fine.
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