Windcheetah
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Power Switch

Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:30 pm

Hi, I'm looking for a Pi power switch.
I've seen https://www.pi-supply.com/product/pi-su ... er-switch/ which seem to be quite good, but might not work with the Pi3.
Raspberry Pi3 users If you use the Pi Supply Switch with the Raspberry Pi3 you may experience under-voltage issues and unexpected power off.
Does anybody know of a switch that can be used on the Pi3 as well??

It does say shorter better quality cables might help, but what have other people tried??

Thanks
Martin
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Re: Power Switch

Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:36 pm

It looks a clever device with its relay to cut power, but the Raspberry Pi 3 is a bit of a power hog, and their flat USB cable may be too long/too thin to pass that kind of current.

Personally, a simple “soft” power switch that calls poweroff (like these examples: TonyLHansen/raspberry-pi-safe-off-switch or Shutdown button) would be preferable.
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Windcheetah
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Re: Power Switch

Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:13 pm

Thanks Scruss, I'll see what anybody else says, before I start purchasing.
I think I prefer the look of Tony's one the best.
Martin
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