[vcf-midatlantic] TVs installed!

Christopher Gioconda cgioconda at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 16:37:12 EDT 2016

Hi Todd,

The newest version of Raspbian shows a warning message if the board is
underpowered, and previous versions showed a rainbow icon in the top right.

FWIW I've been able to run RPis off of less than 2.5A even with usb
peripherals and an hdmi. YMMV I suppose.


On Oct 26, 2016 4:33 PM, "Todd George via vcf-midatlantic" <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:24:06 -0400
> Subject: Re: [vcf-midatlantic] TVs installed!
> > You can steal USB power from the USB port :-)
> Just as an FYI, I'd think most televisions probably supply 500mA or mabye 1
> Amp on their USB ports.  Westinghouse doesn't seem to publish the power
> capabilities of their USB ports (at least not at quick glance).  It looks
> like most of the Raspberry Pi devices can probably function on a 1 Amp
> feed, but that assumes nothing else is connected to the Pi.
> Most of the USB power supplies marketed toward the Pi that I've seen out
> there are providing 2.4A or so.
> Something to keep in mind in case the Pi acts strange when powered from the
> TV.
> -Todd

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