cjsmith87
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:59 am

Power Pi from C13 Kettle Lead

Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:05 am

Hi, I am trying to put a Raspberry Pi 3b into an old touch screen jukebox I purchased. The jukebox has an old windows XP PC inside that I want to replace but the power for this PC comes from a C13 power lead which is connected to a main power supply on the back of the Jukebox. Is there anyway to avoid using something like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07WK3ZY46/ ... .EbTFFDH3Q to plug the Pi in using its normal 5v power supply? Would ideally like to go straight from the kettle lead to the Micro USB in the same sort of way a laptop power supply does (e.g. the C13 lead goes into a transformer which comes out as Micro USB)

RGJ-PI
Raspberry Pi Engineer & Forum Moderator
Raspberry Pi Engineer & Forum Moderator
Posts: 103
Joined: Fri May 24, 2019 2:10 pm
Location: Cambridge UK

Re: Power Pi from C13 Kettle Lead

Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:29 am

You could probably find a 5V PSU with mains lead input and hand wire a IEC C14 plug in place of the usual mains plug but I doubt you can do that cheaper than the solution you mentioned.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Power-cable-IE ... B005FWRHNQ is slightly cheaper with less mains cable so I'd go with one of these and a official RPi PSU.

cjsmith87
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:59 am

Re: Power Pi from C13 Kettle Lead

Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:45 am

Thanks, I figured that would be my only option really, was just hoping for a cleaner solution!

User avatar
Imperf3kt
Posts: 3562
Joined: Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:16 am
Location: Australia

Re: Power Pi from C13 Kettle Lead

Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:10 pm

Personally, I'd remove the plug and replace it with some form of faceplate you can plug the official power supply into.
Then, inside the casing, you run a patch lead to the Pi.


Reasoning behind this:
Fiddling with mains powered devices in Australia is illegal (even if you're qualified - approval processes, insurance reasons) , so we must come up with other inventive ways of powering things.
55:55:44:44:4C
52:4C:52:42:41

Return to “Media centres”