[Noisebridge-discuss] Raspberry Pi- Seeking plugs for 4 units

Andy Isaacson adi at hexapodia.org
Tue Feb 10 20:36:08 UTC 2015


On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 12:21:13PM -0800, Marni Sweetland wrote:
> The tech teacher at my school got some Raspberry Pi units from the
> Pi-Cycle! I am looking to get the accompanying power plugs, and I think
> micro USB plugs for them too. We have 4 units. Does anyone have some of
> these for sale? Or ideas where I can pick some up at a good price. I did
> some research, and looked around the school for plugs that might match but
> didn't find anything yet. If you have any info about how to get this stuff
> let me know.

Hi Marni,

The Raspberry Pi takes a regular USB power supply -- 5V with a Micro-USB
plug, maximum of 1.5W for Model A, 3.5W for Model B, and 4.5W for Gen2.
You should be able to find these nearly anywhere for about $5 or less.
They are the same charging setup for just about any cellphone for the
last 5 years.  If you're checking a power plug, look for at least 5W or
900 mA rating.

The specs are from
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raspberry_Pi

I don't think there are any for sale at Noisebridge.

Here's a 5-pack for $12:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DWGLMEW
(this also will need the cables though.)

Here's the right cable plug for the RPi:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MicroB_USB_Plug.jpg

here's a 3 pack of cables for $8:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IG9LSGM

These are also available at any discount store on Mission St for
a little bit more.

-andy


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