I just wanted to ask if anyone can recommend a decent power supply for a pi3b+. I have (had
) one setup as a CCTV camera but the plug and cable I had were too short to setup neatly out of the way so I obviously thought I need a longer cable here.
I was using a USB plug rated up to 2.4 amps and a 3 meter cable but I was having low power issues where the pi would shut itself off.... It's an issue I seem to keep running into; now with the setup I had the plug I was using was made for charging phones and not to be a power supply so not ideal I know but it was what I had to hand when I set it up. Today I changed the power supply to a 3 amp power supply (not phone charger) and plugged it in. I thought "this should be fine the pi will only use up to 2.5amps and this can give up to 3amps"........ Turns out I was very wrong and my pi died
So I was hoping someone could recommend a decent power supply that will do the job. I've got a Pi3B+ with the official camera module and no other peripherals. I've been looking on the forums and have come across the usual recommendations for the official supply and I do have a few of them that I tried with the pi first but the issue I always seem to have is there's never enough power!!! The camera pi had the same power issues with an official supply (plus it isn't long enough for what I need) and the pi I borrowed my official supply from is setup as a kodi box under the TV so I can stream media from my NAS which has no peripherals attached often displays the low power lightening bolt in the top right when watching a film!!!!! So I don't seem to have a lot of joy with the power side of things.
If anyone knows of a decent usb plug that would do the job I can get a cable or an actual power supply with about a 5meter cable. I do have some dc barrel to micro usb adapters lying around so I have that option (although that is the option that's fried the current pi with 3amps, so I'm a bit wary now)