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Powering my Portable project

Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:03 pm

So I have recently completed my video game portable, and I am currently using a battery (https://www.adafruit.com/product/353) and a powerboost 1000c (https://www.adafruit.com/product/2465) to charge it. The problem is that the powerboost can only supply 1A to my project and will cause it to sometimes turn off or fizz out at random. I was searching around for an alternative and was wondering if i could connect my battery into this: https://www.adafruit.com/product/259?gc ... NcQAvD_BwE. Then connect the load side to the powerboost 1000b (That has a 4A output) and then wire my project from the b. Has anyone tried this or does anyone know if that is feasable?

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Re: Powering my Portable project

Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:35 pm

I am still pretty new to this, but it doesn't seem like that is the solution. I am using a larger cell recharger type battery with two regulated 2.5A max outputs and it works very well. I think you are always better off having the required power available directly from the battery.

Mine is https://www.ravpower.com/16750mah-porta ... black.html

The only issue with the one I linked is that it will shut down if there isn't enough power draw on it. For example, I have a servo board on it and when I was only driving that board, it would shut down. If I run the Pi and that board, it works fine.


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Re: Powering my Portable project

Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:35 pm

I bought a Orico scharge 2.4 bank 20000mah $30

At Canada computers store on st.catherine in Mtl.

Works okay with a RPi 3b+ from Abra electronics.

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