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external power supply

Thu May 31, 2018 11:07 am

i am using raspberry pi3 b+ now i want to power up my pi through GPIO pin 2 or 4 using LM2576,and it should also work with usb power supply from adapter. i want to know winch supply is currently used by pi,if both supplies are present i want to use only power from the LM2576

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Re: external power supply

Thu May 31, 2018 2:05 pm

Only ever connect one at a time. The Pi has no way of differentiating the two supplies and using both at the same time will damage one or both of your power supplies.

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Re: external power supply

Thu May 31, 2018 2:40 pm

It is good advice to only connect one power source at a time though the risk of damage to one or both is actually quite low.
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Re: external power supply

Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:43 pm

Didoes can be used switch between two or more power sources.
Each power source have a diode in series.
The main power need voltage little bit high that others.
Use Schottky diodes (1N5820) with low voltage drop.

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