Hi I'm jjpe, I got an rpi4B kit (containing the rpi4, an rpi-branded https://www.kiwi-electronics.nl/raspber ... u-black-eu
, 5.1V / 3A DC adapter, a plastic case and a microSD card) as a present.
And while the present itself was very thoughtful, it's been an absolutely miserable and frustrating experience so far.
The first rpi was DOA, so I sent it back. Ok, not ideal, but it can happen.
The second one arrived, and fried itself within 20 minutes of me turning it on.
Keep in mind that I only
connected the official rpi-branded adapter at this point.
The 3rd one arrived 2 days ago. On the plus side: It hasn't fried itself so far.
The downside: The official rpi-branded adapter simply doesn't seem to cut it when it comes to powering the rpi4B.
I say that because when I connect it, it does boot, but the power is disrupted before I even have a chance to finish the configuration wizard.
At this point I decided to try connecting the rpi4B to my workstation with the usb-c cable that came with my phone.
That sort of works, in that the rpi doesn't suddenly lose power, but even without doing things that draw a lot of power (e.g. playing YT videos) I can see the lightning icon in the top-right corner. I understand that that means the rpi is undervolted... but how that can happen when all equipment (except the rpi4B's power circuit of course) is within spec?
So I'm stumped. Can anyone provide some help?