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Re: Pictorial Buying Guide for A, B and B+

Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:21 am
by mahjongg
NotARacistK wrote:
mahjongg wrote:
NotARacistK wrote: 8. VGA Converter BOX with EXTERNAL POWER SUPPLY
(BTW will a VGA Converter that draws power from HDMI Ports Work? This Box can draw directly from the Pi and I would love to use less power plugs.)
If you have a B+ then it will provide enough current to the HDMI port for cable powered adapters to work, on a B its a bit iffy, but no longer so on a B+
So I can use it to power a converter box? This takes 5V. (The AC adapter says 2.5A. I am a bit worried... (xd)
what AC adapter are you referring to?

No HDMI=>VGA converter box will need 2.5A! and even a B+ would not be able to supply 2.5A to it.

Just because a power supply can supply 2.5A does not mean that it will always output 2.5A! The load determines how much current it will draw, and the power supply can deliver it, up to a maximum (of 2.5A in this case).

Re: Pictorial Buying Guide for A, B and B+

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:44 pm
by NotARacistK
mahjongg wrote: -- snipped quote --

what AC adapter are you referring to?

No HDMI=>VGA converter box will need 2.5A! and even a B+ would not be able to supply 2.5A to it.

Just because a power supply can supply 2.5A means that it will output 2.5A! The load determines how much current it will draw, and the power supply can deliver it, up to a maximum (of 2.5A in this case).
Got it working, just don't connect it to a speaker, a wifi dongle, bluetooth dongle, USB -> PS/2 keyboard&Mouse without powered USB hub, HDMI-VGA converter, with a 0.7A power supply :D

Also, the power supply says D-Link. It's as generic as a generic microSD.

Re: Pictorial Buying Guide for A, B and B+

Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:55 pm
by HW_Hacker
OK, now I can see the buyers guide. I am new to this board. I hope to be an active contributor.

Re: Pictorial Buying Guide for A, B and B+

Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:04 pm
by duzuike
What is a micro SD card ? Is it same with an Android phone micro SD card ? What is a full size micro SD card ?

Does all raspberry versions (A A+ B B+ and version 2) use same micro SD cards ?

Where can I see correct information ?

Re: Pictorial Buying Guide for A, B and B+

Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:47 pm
by rpdom
duzuike wrote:What is a micro SD card ? Is it same with an Android phone micro SD card ? What is a full size micro SD card ?

Does all raspberry versions (A A+ B B+ and version 2) use same micro SD cards ?
A micro SD card is exactly the same as the microSD card I use in my Android phone

There is only one physical size of SD card and that is about 11mm x 16mm. They are available in many capacities.

You get full size SD (24mm x 32mm) cards or micro SD cards. There is no "full size micro" SD card.

The A+, B+ and B2 use micro SD cards.
The A and B use full size SD cards, or microSD cards in a full size adaptor.

Re: Pictorial Buying Guide for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:27 am
by wwwgizy
Thank you

Re: Pictorial Buying Guide for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:35 am
by johnniewalk
Great information has been posted, in that post for each and every thing you provide a description as well an suitable image, it's looks like a project presentation. Great work

Re: Pictorial Buying Guide for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:06 am
by malina pi
The camcorder cable which is reported above in the post as tested and able to work (visit: http://www.amazon.com/Fosmon-Technology ... B00HND2FW8), actually doesn't work. The sleeves on a standard camcorder cable read in the following way (from the base to the tip): right audio, ground, video out, left audio. The sleeves on the cable by Fosmon Technology, which I purchased on amazon.ca in May 2016, are positioned in the following way (from the base to the tip): ground, left audio video out, right audio. The big issue is the location of ground. Please adjust this post to warn people about buying this product.

Re: Pictorial Buying Guide for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:35 pm
by M_alktab
Hello there..
We would ask about device RASPBERRY PI 1 MODEL A+ if it can work between internet of things and amazon ec2 cloud and consul ( an open source tool) or not ? Because we have a project and we looking for the suitable device that can make amaze communication between those clouds.

Re: STICKY: Pictorial Buying Guide for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:24 pm
by mahjongg
cleaned up some pictures (the ones that couldn't be reached anymore) replacing them with new external sources, preferably from a source like wikipedia. Also added the PI Zero-W. the pictorial buying guide needs regular maintenance. The AV cable shown now is from kiwi-electronics, and is guaranteed to work on a PI with an AV output connector. I also listed some places (adafruit and kiwi-electronics) where you can find AV cables guaranteed to work.

Re: STICKY: Pictorial Buying Guide for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:16 pm
by d'z00
When talking about the power supply, this guide doesn't say what happens if the power supply is larger--for example 3 amps, like this one. https://www.ebay.ca/itm/112770796970?var=413215204786

I figure it isn't a problem, but am curious. It wouldn't waste the extra amps, right?

Re: STICKY: Pictorial Buying Guide for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:52 pm
by mahjongg
As said before if a power supply says something like 3A, it means that it can deliver 3A (at maximum) but the device it is connected to it will just draw what current it needs, nothing more.

Re: STICKY: Pictorial Buying Guide for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:34 pm
by n67
IOW, excess capacity is always a good thing.

Re: STICKY: Pictorial Buying Guide for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 7:25 am
by Rascalpi
The mini USB (the fourth from the left) is the wrong one. It’s larger and looks like a trapezoid with its sides pinched in. The micro USB (the third one from the left) is the correct one
Hi - I think this should read - the ones from the Right (not the left )
Regards
Russell

Re: STICKY: Pictorial Buying Guide for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 2:12 am
by panda_karadi
But how can i check whether my sd card is booted and rasbpi3 is working well.... without the need of monitor ... oly thing i have is laptop and ethernet cable..

Re: STICKY: Pictorial Buying Guide for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 6:03 am
by LennyKovac
Hey nice guide,
but i still got a question. Is the Raspberry pi 3b+ working with components that are made for the Raspberry pi 3b series? I would like to attach a display but iam not able to find one who is compatible with the 3b+ series.

Best regrads and thanks in advance
Lenny

Re: STICKY: Pictorial Buying Guide for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:39 am
by petersh
I started with Raspberry Pi today. Thanks for some clear and detailed images on this topic
I have confident to start with my own board now