I use the standard Kindle power adapter - 750mamp
Will this be sufficient to drive the Edimax from the onboard port?
Hibredman wrote:It will probably not work in the RPi USB port.
WiFi devices normally use too much power when transmitting.
However, there is some variation in the fuses on different boards. You may be lucky, some people are. But don't depend on it.
The raspberry pi contains surface mount versions of resettable poly fuses which have some resistance even before they trip. If the current gets too high the temperature increases so the resistance increases dramatically and limits the current. They do cause some voltage drop even at room temperature. They are handy because they reset on their own as they cool down.castalla wrote:I don't understand the references to fuses.
In my simplistic world, if a fuse trips then it has to be replaced or reset.
So, what happens in the Pi?