Goggles2114
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How do I power Pi2 and DVD Drive?

Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:30 am

I want to have pi2, DVD drive, and allin a nice pretty wooden case to hide the connections and such. Still. How do I power the two things with only one thing that plugs into a wall?

Oe it could be something other than a DVD drive, such as a hard drive. I just want the end result something where I can neatly put it in a box so there's not this rats nest of wire in my living room.

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Re: How do I power Pi2 and DVD Drive?

Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:11 am

You can up the power to the USB provided you have a good 2A power supply by adding

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max_usb_current=1
to /boot/config.txt
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Re: How do I power Pi2 and DVD Drive?

Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:12 am

That is helpful, but what types of drives can I get that I can run just off USB? I am on a tight budget and I don't want to have to go 'woopsie Daisey. Got the wrong one.'

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Re: How do I power Pi2 and DVD Drive?

Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:10 pm

I don't have a B+ (hoping for a B2) but most drives should work. If you order through Amazon, then you can return it for no reason. Most will do.
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Re: How do I power Pi2 and DVD Drive?

Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:50 pm

You should be able to see how much current they draw, but a slim DVD external drive should work.
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Re: How do I power Pi2 and DVD Drive?

Thu Feb 12, 2015 7:47 pm

Apologies, but none of this feels helpful. I'm mostly just wanting to see what already works and go with that instead of having to suss out drives on my own.

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