I want to make a cheap and nifty laptop (sort of) using Raspberry Pi. I've managed to scavenge a small monitor, a mouse and a keyboard. I wanted to know if there is some way of using a battery pack of some kind to power the machine so I can use it as a laptop. Is the power supply small, if so can I use normal batteries? And if not, what else can I do? Solar power? Anyway, thanks.
Battery substitute for plug power supply?
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The Mag Pijust had an article on solar powering your Pi. It's in Issue 7.
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Remember the Raspberry Pi runs on 5 volts. Four regular batteries would be six volts. But rechargeable batteries are slightly lower voltage. So I would recommend something like four AA rechargeable batteries. You will likely only get an hour maybe two of use though.
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you got to think of what voltage the screen runs on i myself use a pack of 18650's from old laptops they are in parralel so the voltage stays the same but the amp hour grows i thin use a dctodc buck inveter to take the 3.7 upto 5 volts