JoshuaCu
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Good power supply?

Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:21 pm

Hey,

Just got the email letting me know my pi has shipped. Decided it was time to get the parts I'll need when it comes in. I've found/have everything suggested except for a power supply.

I see the recommended specs for the power supply are 5v and 1000mA. I live in the us, and have been searching the internet for a reliable 5v 1000mA power supply, but haven't been able to find anything promising.

I was wondering if I could get suggestions for currently working ones. I don't want to get this thing in the mail and blow it up because I bought an off brand that said 5v when it really was 6v. Again, I live in the US, so any suggestions will need to be a NA standard plug (I believe they are known as NEMA).

Thanks!

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stevepdp
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Re: Good power supply?

Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:27 pm

You can find a pretty large list of confirmed working power supplies here, many of which fall into the 5v 1000mA range :-)

JoshuaCu
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Re: Good power supply?

Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:12 pm

stevepdp wrote:You can find a pretty large list of confirmed working power supplies here, many of which fall into the 5v 1000mA range :-)
Ah! I was hoping there would be a list :)

Thank you very much!

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Salamander
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Re: Good power supply?

Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:10 am

You could also power your Pi from a powered USB hub:
http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeriphera ... d_USB_Hubs

This PSU from RS delivers 1.2A, which I find quite interesting:
http://uk.rs-online.com/web/c/?searchTe ... SB&sra=oss
(I guess you will find the NEMA plug equivalent on Allied Electronics site).

Stefan_C
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Re: Good power supply?

Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:49 pm


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leon_heller
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Re: Good power supply?

Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:00 pm

Salamander wrote: This PSU from RS delivers 1.2A, which I find quite interesting:
http://uk.rs-online.com/web/c/?searchTe ... SB&sra=oss
(I guess you will find the NEMA plug equivalent on Allied Electronics site).
That's the PS I'm using. They were out of stock when I received my Pi last week, but they were back in stock last Friday and I ordered one.
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