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Power Supply

Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:55 am

Could I use a HTC Wildfire charger to power it?
Output: 5V 1A
Is that too much power?


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Re: Power Supply

Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:49 am

In general, HTC chargers seem to work very well with the RPi. I use a HTC Desire charger myself.

1A is OK, some people have used 2A or 3A supplies, but this extra power is not needed.

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Re: Power Supply

Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:52 am

I am using a HTC Legend charger, which is probably identical to your Wildfire charger. The Model Number is TC P300. Using the HTC cable as well, the TP1,TP2 voltage is 4.84V with keyboard, mouse, ethernet and HDMI all plugged in.

I'd have trusted that video more if he showed the voltage with everything plugged in rather than just talking about it, and my feeling is that he has a problem with his power cable, not the chargers.

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Re: Power Supply

Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:53 am

Both my Pis are powered by HTC chargers. I'd actually like a few more. They are the best I've used. Though admittedly the others have all been cheap crap from eBay.
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Re: Power Supply

Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:01 am

I'm using a HTC TC E250 charger (5V/1A) to power my RPi without any problems so far. So the HTC chargers seem to be working very smoothly in combination with the RPi's.

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Re: Power Supply

Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:08 pm

Thanks :D

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