It's 1 ampWheel_nut wrote:1) What is the Current rating of the PSU supplied with the Powered Hub included in this Kit?
The hub supplied is designed to allow the user to connect an additional peripherals to the Raspberry Pi, not power the Pi - Once the Pi is powered you've pretty much used all the power.Wheel_nut wrote:2) Since the Hub will power the RPi by back-feeding the USB Upstream port, why do you also include a 1A MicroUSB PSU? Could the Kit Price be reduced by excluding the MicroUSB PSU?
No problem Wheel Nut - We like to think we do our best, always good to know when it's appreciated backWheel_nut wrote:Thank you for the VERY prompt reply. I would suggest that you include a PSU spec'ed like this one http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0659201827 instead of the two PSU's in the Kit. Besides being potentially more price efficient, it avoids the bad practice of connecting the outputs of two Regulated Power Supplies which caused contention between the regulators in the PSUs.
I use the 7 Port Hub as in your Kit and a 2A PSU powering the Hub and back-feeding the RPi and it works very well.
.... just a suggestion to further improve your excellent offering.
- Good stuff!Wheel_nut wrote:That's an excellent offering! Now, I'm going to have to buy a fourth unit .....
Hmmmm - That's odd - You're of course right, it's not there - We'll get that amended now!Wheel_nut wrote:p.s. Thanks for the clicky in your post because I couldn't find it when I searched the portal.
I notice the description only mentions HDTV resolutions "480p/720p/1080p"CPC.co.uk wrote: PiView (<~Clicky) - Converts digital HDMI input video to analogue VGA output and has been tested with the Raspberry Pi
I have had exactly that issue with that sort of HDMI to VGA "cable". They don't support resolutions like 1280x1024.plugwash wrote:I notice the description only mentions HDTV resolutions "480p/720p/1080p"CPC.co.uk wrote: PiView (<~Clicky) - Converts digital HDMI input video to analogue VGA output and has been tested with the Raspberry Pi
Are these really the only resolutions it supports? if so then i'd think it would be of very limited utility since most VGA only monitors are likely to be designed for traditional PC resolutions not HDTV ones.
No problem at all - Thanks!Burngate wrote:Cheers
Getting this look into for you!plugwash wrote:Are these really the only resolutions it supports? if so then i'd think it would be of very limited utility since most VGA only monitors are likely to be designed for traditional PC resolutions not HDTV ones.
Indeed yes!CPC.co.uk wrote:Hi Sirius
We handed this over to our resident Pi-Guru who came back with this for you;
"Thanks for your message this sounds like a great project. There are a few projects out there doing something similar but using an Amiga/Commodore enclosures.
1) I have tested CS20646 which is a full qwerty keyboard with a touchpad which works out the box absolutely fine with the exception of some multimedia buttons.
2) This is a tricky one however this what I would do. We have AV16470 and AV16471 which are HDMI panel sockets for faceplates. With a small cut out in your enclosure you could easily mount one of these inside and with a short HDMI lead AV18677 0.15cm. I think this would be the best option minimizing the need of multiple cables and connectors.
If there is a particular product in which you wish for us to test with the Raspberry Pi please let us know and we will do so."
(Product codes are links to our site )
Hope that helps!
Well, we do like to try!SiriusHardware wrote:Indeed yes!
I am constantly amazed by the speed and quality of the responses we receive here.
No problem, glad we could help (well, our Pi-Guru could!)SiriusHardware wrote:The parts you've suggested are perfect, thank you.
We hear ya, both machines close to some of our hearts :')SiriusHardware wrote:Re: The use of C64 and Amiga enclosures, if I had either of those in intact condition I would not have the heart to destroy such venerable antiques just to make them into Pi cases.
Who knows what you'll see from us in the futureSiriusHardware wrote:But incidentally, if you (CPC) feel like turning the idea into a commercially designed product, feel free. I would be only too happy to buy one if you did.
No problem Sir, if you ever need anything else checking out then let us know and we'll do what we can!SiriusHardware wrote:In the meantime, I'll order those bits. Thank you for taking the time to research answers to my questions.
I have an almost religious objection to anything that looks like an Amiga, Atari, Spectrum or C64 not actually being one of those things. But that's just me.Rushy wrote:If you have a look on ebay there are some Amiga cases and keyboards for sale. Although not sure where you would fit a touchpad and it would be kind of bulky. I think a big enough keyboard with legs on it could quite easily fit under a keyboard. The Pi itself is roughly 17mm tall and a standard keyboard is about 19mm thick so if there is room could quite easily fit in.
I'm intrigued now
Well, I can choose these resolutions by selecting the right "hdmi_mode" in the config.txt and by the changing way my old crt reacts to them I can tell they appear to be displayed correctly as well.Rushy wrote:I can confirm that the following resolutions work with the PiView:-