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Power Supply / chargers?

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:04 pm
by valllllll2000
Hi to all,
I have just received my raspberry pi and this is my first post.
I did not purchase any raspberry pi specific power supply. I thought I'd use my mobile phone charger as it uses the same micro usb cable as the raspberry pi. The thing is I have started reading the forums and apparently it is not recommended. I am exploring the following options to use as power supply for the raspberry pi:
1- HTC one S phone charger it says 5V 1A
2- Samsung Galaxy Note Tablet charger 5V 2A
3- Plugging the usb end of the cable to a usb 3.0 computer entry (have no idea of the voltage :oops: )

Are any of these options possible? Have any of you successfully used your raspberry pi with any of these chargers (or any other phone/android tablet chargers)?
What will happen if I try these options? Will the raspberry pi break or will it just not start?

By the way, I don't know if it matters but I am in Europe and the plugs are 220V

Thanks a lot in advance!!!!

Re: Power Supply / chargers?

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:30 pm
by rurwin
Note quite, but close. I use an HTC Legend charger and a Samsung Galaxy S III charger interchangeably. I have both plugged in to the power bar and the cables are in a mess. I just power the RaspPi with whichever plug comes to hand first.

Re: Power Supply / chargers?

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:35 pm
by repton
Either option 1 or 2 should work fine, I would recommend against 3 as it is unlikely to be able to supply enough power.

HTH,
Paul

Re: Power Supply / chargers?

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:45 pm
by valllllll2000
thanks a lot to both will give it a try with my chargers and post here if it works or not