Blaster391
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Powering through Powermonkey?

Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:48 pm

Well, as I haven't got my Pi yet :evil: I can only plan what I am going to use it for, I have a few ideas that include using it wirelessly, I have seen a few things saying that you can use AA batteries as power so I was wondering would a Powermonkey provide the correct/sustained voltage?

For reference this is a Powermonkey: http://www.amazon.co.uk/PowerTraveller- ... 492&sr=8-8

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jecxjo
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Re: Powering through Powermonkey?

Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:59 pm

From what I've found looks like the power output is
Output Voltage: 4.5 - 5.5V

Output Current: 700mA max
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=30127

So it looks like it meets the requirements. But you'd have to run off the monkey's batteries rather than just solar (only 200mA out). From other's power readings you might hit the ceiling of 700mA but no GUI, some server processes should be fine.
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Blaster391
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Re: Powering through Powermonkey?

Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:06 pm

Thanks, I was planning on trying to set up some sort of wireless camera on a network, not sure how but hopefully I should not need the GUI for that.

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