If you havnt gotten yours yet, then I suggest getting a model B instead.pistons4550 wrote:You know what, my bad, I havent gotten my hands on the pi yet, I was taking care of the power supply for a project and I guess misread the pi A's features. Sorry guys
Well get a model B for yourself to mess with! XDpistons4550 wrote:Thanks for the suggestion but its a group project for school and the choice was made by a different member
Sounds like a cool thing to try out, but with my grade riding on this thing I wanna try the approach with the least amount of riskkarlkiste wrote:Go on, seems OK.
I'd like to give a little warning on Model A's USB port: I had trouble connecting USB pendrives. They lost connection after some minutes. Plugging a USB hub in between helps, even if it is an unpowered one. Don't know how WIFI works, though.
I've recently been powering a Model A like this: I took a powered USB hub, and shorted the diode which prevented the input to be powered. So, the hub gives power to the pi through the USB port. It's not a recommended way of powering the pi, but it's possible.
Unlikely. Wikipedia states the USB 5V supply line to have a range of +/- 0.25V. The voltage may drop a little bit with a load anyway.pistons4550 wrote:Ok so I got my parts in the mail and I tested my ubec with a 9V battery and didnt get out 5 volts, instead I got 5.25V. Is that extra .25 gonna be a problem?