bluesmoke
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Too much power?

Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:34 pm

I have a usb phone charger that puts out 5.0V~2.1A. Is this safe to use with my pi?

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Re: Too much power?

Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:35 pm

yes [YMMV]
more amps is fine the RPi will only use what is needed
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Re: Too much power?

Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:02 pm

Ok, thanks. I've killed several PC builds and I don't want fried pi. C:

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Re: Too much power?

Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:24 pm

Just beware that what is printed on the psu may not be what it puts out. If it is a name brand you can usually trust it. If it is a cheap knockoff testing with a DMM is a good idea.

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