max1zzz
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Re: Power via gpio

Sun May 06, 2012 10:11 pm

Am i right to assume if i hook up a 5v supply to the 5v pins on the gpio it'll power the RPi fine? it seems that the only micro usb cable i have is a cheap one which is way too thin

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Gert van Loo
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Re: Power via gpio

Sun May 06, 2012 10:23 pm

Yes, BUT! you bypass the fuse so it is more risky.

By the way: that has been extensively discussed.

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Re: Power via gpio

Sun May 06, 2012 10:25 pm

ok thanks, and it seems my searching skills aren't too good (i did search bu didn't find it)

feel free to close this thread

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Re: Power via gpio

Mon May 07, 2012 2:15 am

somewhat relevant: is there a general-purpose FAQ on the wiki somewhere? This should be in it. I know of the "Troublshooting" page but it isn't as good a fit there I think.

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Re: Power via gpio

Mon May 07, 2012 3:49 am

It is mentioned at http://www.elinux.org/RPi_Hardware#Power but that doesn't count as a FAQ page

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Re: Power via gpio

Mon May 07, 2012 10:01 am

@jbeale

OH GOD. Yes ! There are two:
"Will it work ?" (for the impatient ones)
"End-User FAQ" (if you know what I mean)

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