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My screen runs on 12V. How do I use 1 plug?

Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:15 am

I want to use a 7-inch screen but it runs on 12V. I wanted to make a single device using my Pi and the screen so I wanted them to run using a single plug. Is there an easy way to do it? I'm not sure I can just use voltage division since I'm unfamiliar with the USB input for the Pi.

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Re: My screen runs on 12V. How do I use 1 plug?

Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:52 am

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Re: My screen runs on 12V. How do I use 1 plug?

Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:48 pm

Once you've read the Wikipedia entry on USB you can solder a micro USB plug onto the output of the 5v UBEC.
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Re: My screen runs on 12V. How do I use 1 plug?

Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:16 pm

sic wrote:I want to use a 7-inch screen but it runs on 12V. I wanted to make a single device using my Pi and the screen so I wanted them to run using a single plug. Is there an easy way to do it? I'm not sure I can just use voltage division since I'm unfamiliar with the USB input for the Pi.
I have a 7 inch HDM screen for 12V supply that runs happily on 5V.
Have you tried feeding yours 5V?

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