The Pi will not power all that stuff on the usb ports. Each port is rated for 100milliamps. In order to avoid issues, you should plug all those devices, or at least the high power ones, to an external powered usb hub.ludespeedny wrote:Over my lunch today I am heading out to but a Raspberry Pi 2, and am wanting to get a good adapter that will work. Currently I have a RPi model B with the following plugged into a hub: Edimax Wifi, Rii KB/mouse dongle, usb tv tuner, external hdd.
I would like to power all these off the new RPi 2 if possible. What specs should I look for, or will the Pi not be able to power all these?
I suggest you put a voltmeter on it and see. Shouldnt be less than 4.7 or 4.8ludespeedny wrote:related: I have a usb cable 6ft 28awg that seems to be causing issues on my B+ with a 5v2a adapter I already have. Should I look for a 5.1 or 5.2v adapter instead, or just get a "wall wart" with a micro usb on the end?
That's wrong. All 4 USB ports together can deliver either 600 mA or 1200 mA, if the high current USB option is set.LeoJr2015 wrote:[
... Each port is rated for 100milliamps.
http://www.amazon.com/Kootek-Universal- ... B00GWDLJGS
I have this very power supply on one of my Pi2s with a DVB-T dongle, wireless, and keyboard. Have been using it for a week 24x7 with no problems. I intend to do some comparisons between all the different power supplies I have for rated vs. observed voltage and current. Also hope to look at how clean the power is coming out with a scope.ludespeedny wrote:I like the idea of that one being 5.1v. I wonder how good this one is.
http://www.microcenter.com/product/4411 ... le_-_2_Amp
Per the B+ schematic and markings on the polyfuse part, I believe It is 2A (hold).W. H. Heydt wrote:IIRC, the polyfuse is for 1.8A.ludespeedny wrote:is the max that the Pi 2 can draw 2a?
ludespeedny wrote:so the 6ft cable I was using is giving me about a .5-.7v drop.
I am currently using my nexus charger (5v 2a) and cable with everything plugged in and get the square in the corner if it hits 4.8v, which is occassional.
I then swapped to my Galaxy charger (5.3v 2a) and am running at 5.14v with no flashing square.
My question is should I just stay with the Galaxy charger?
Also, what is the typical voltage drop for a usb cable?