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Re: Power via gpio

Posted: Sun May 06, 2012 10:11 pm
by max1zzz
Am i right to assume if i hook up a 5v supply to the 5v pins on the gpio it'll power the RPi fine? it seems that the only micro usb cable i have is a cheap one which is way too thin

thanks
max1zzz

Re: Power via gpio

Posted: Sun May 06, 2012 10:23 pm
by Gert van Loo
Yes, BUT! you bypass the fuse so it is more risky.

By the way: that has been extensively discussed.

Re: Power via gpio

Posted: Sun May 06, 2012 10:25 pm
by max1zzz
ok thanks, and it seems my searching skills aren't too good (i did search bu didn't find it)

feel free to close this thread

Re: Power via gpio

Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 2:15 am
by jbeale
somewhat relevant: is there a general-purpose FAQ on the wiki somewhere? This should be in it. I know of the "Troublshooting" page but it isn't as good a fit there I think.

Re: Power via gpio

Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 3:49 am
by AndrewS
It is mentioned at http://www.elinux.org/RPi_Hardware#Power but that doesn't count as a FAQ page

Re: Power via gpio

Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 10:01 am
by ghans
@jbeale

OH GOD. Yes ! There are two:
"Will it work ?" (for the impatient ones)
"End-User FAQ" (if you know what I mean)

ghans