Pimaxin
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What type of USB-C cable do I need for Raspberry Pi 4?

Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:10 pm

I needed a short USB-C cable to connect my Pi 4 to my USB Power Charger but neither of them are working even though it's able to power my other USB-C devices. Is there a special USB-C to USB-C I need for the Pi 4?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D7 ... UTF8&psc=1
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072M ... UTF8&psc=1

fruitoftheloom
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Re: What type of USB-C cable do I need for Raspberry Pi 4?

Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:17 pm

Pimaxin wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:10 pm
I needed a short USB-C cable to connect my Pi 4 to my USB Power Charger but neither of them are working even though it's able to power my other USB-C devices. Is there a special USB-C to USB-C I need for the Pi 4?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D7 ... UTF8&psc=1
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072M ... UTF8&psc=1

You need a Power Supply not a device Charger, there is nothing to charge up on a Raspberry Pi.
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Pimaxin
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Re: What type of USB-C cable do I need for Raspberry Pi 4?

Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:31 pm

fruitoftheloom wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:17 pm
Pimaxin wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:10 pm
I needed a short USB-C cable to connect my Pi 4 to my USB Power Charger but neither of them are working even though it's able to power my other USB-C devices. Is there a special USB-C to USB-C I need for the Pi 4?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D7 ... UTF8&psc=1
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072M ... UTF8&psc=1

You need a Power Supply not a device Charger, there is nothing to charge up on a Raspberry Pi.
But I'm using this RavPower charger and it powers four of my Pi 4's fine using USB-A TO USB-C cables. Only the USB-C to USB-C won't power on my Pi 4.

https://www.amazon.com/Delivery-RAVPowe ... B018S6X8N8

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Re: What type of USB-C cable do I need for Raspberry Pi 4?

Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:12 pm

Pimaxin wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:31 pm
But I'm using this RavPower charger and it powers four of my Pi 4's fine using USB-A TO USB-C cables. Only the USB-C to USB-C won't power on my Pi 4.

https://www.amazon.com/Delivery-RAVPowe ... B018S6X8N8
Get an inexpensive cable that does NOT contain a chip to detect what sort of device it is attached to. The current Pi4B PCB has a USB-C power compliance error in the design. It works fine, so long as the cable doesn't try to get cute and attempt to identify what sort of device it is.

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Re: What type of USB-C cable do I need for Raspberry Pi 4?

Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:45 pm

You need a basic cable that is *NOT* "electrically marked". As I understand it any cable that supports more than 3A or supports USB 3 will be electrically marked, so you need to avoid cables with those features.

I have personally used

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01 ... UTF8&psc=1

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