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

Oren Beck orenbeck at gmail.com
Tue Feb 10 21:18:07 UTC 2015


I have found barely acceptable  USB cables at dollar stores.
On Feb 10, 2015 2:36 PM, "Andy Isaacson" <adi at hexapodia.org> wrote:

> 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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