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Accessories when ordering

Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:33 pm

Im looking at allied, and they offer accesssories. I'd guess that I need a power supply and maybe a case, but what else?

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Re: Accessories when ordering

Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:42 pm

What you need depends on what you have available and how you're going to use the Pi.

A reasonably full ist would be:

Power supply/cable.
Video cable
Ethernet cable
Audio cable
SD card

A lot of people are running without a case. You can run "headless" and forget about audio, video, keyboard and mouse. If you don't plan to doing anything that requires a network connection, you won't need an Ethernet cable.

If your only monitor is restricted to VGA input, you'll need a powered HDMI to VGA convertor. If you want to connect more USB devices, you'll need a powered USB hub.

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Re: Accessories when ordering

Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:22 am

Yes the guy above me is right about what you need, but DO NOT order from RS or Allied, ESPECIALLY with accessories. They are taking much longer than Farnell and adding accessories to the your order would make it much worse. I highly suggest ordering the pi alone from Farnell, and then buying the things you think you need at your local electronics store or from another website.

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