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My first Raspberry Pi

Discussion in 'Other Operating Systems' started by Tony D, Aug 30, 2015.

  1. Tony D

    Tony D Super-Moderator Super Moderators

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    I finally did it. Spent $30 USD on a Raspberry Pi, $5 USD on an 8 GB SD card. Using my iPad power adapter to get it running.

    Posting this from the Raspberry PI. For less that $40 USD, pretty good so far. Just had to add monitor, mouse and keyboard.

    It originally had Windows 10 Iot on it. Then found out that it was a developer version of Windows, not what we're used to seeing on a desktop/laptop. So now it's running Raspbian OS.

    The biggest problem so far has been power consumption. It's powered via a Micro USB connector like you'd have for your Samsung/Blackberry phone. It took out my first AC adapter which was rated at 2.4 Amps. Now running on my iPad AC adapter. I'm getting indications that power is low. I'm researching that.

    Haven't checked into printing, but I hardly ever print anything.
     
  2. doug brown

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    I to have a RPI and i was using a cell charger and like you i had the same power problems back when xbmc was usable on it. i think you need a 700 mah 5v at least 1 amp to run well.
     
  3. Tony D

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    Found an inexpensive AC adapter at 5 Below. It's model HD-915. It's rated 5V @ 2A. My first AC adapter was rated the same but didn't power the Pi. So ratings can be suspect.
     

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