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[orange pi pc] How much Amp ?

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Post time 2015-10-4 17:01:53 | Show all posts |Read mode
Hello i would like to ask how much amp i need to power the orange pi pc ? I got my pi yesterday and now been looking for a power supply. I got one here 5v / 1a. What would happen if i power it with only 1a. Will it run downclocked or will the stutter? Is there a possibility that the power supply will overheat due to much power gain ?

Thank you very much.

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Post time 2015-10-4 18:11:44 | Show all posts
If you don't have any USB devices attached, I think that 1A would be sufficient... I run one of the OrangePi PC's on a 1200mA power supply and didn't notice any problems.
I think it would just shut down when it has insufficient power.

Though 2A is still recommended.

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Post time 2015-10-5 02:20:54 | Show all posts
I use a 3a charger with usb y cable to power a hub(external drive) with which is connected to one of the usb ports.But a quick check with an ammeter should tell the you consumption.

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Post time 2015-10-5 20:39:18 | Show all posts
I measure on my OPI pc 550mA with usb mouse and keyboard, running Android image

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Post time 2015-10-6 01:27:49 | Show all posts
On load or idle ?

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Post time 2015-10-6 03:48:56 | Show all posts
I have measure mine and the consumption is from 360mA on booting to 565mA working with Debian 8 Jessie on browser.

Take into account that I was using only one USB port since I had a problem with the image. I'll have to measure again with a proper image so I can connect everything directly to the OPi PC.

I hope it helps.

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Post time 2015-12-30 10:20:23 | Show all posts
Edited by chaszim at 2015-12-30 10:24

The more processor intensive the programs you run, the more power the system will need & uses. They recommend at least a 2A power supply. Shouldn't use more than that, even given most USB devices you can plug in. They say it shouldn't cost you no more than about $10 per year, to operate per an average daily use rate.
Does that about say it. I'm running OpenElec about 16 hours per day for me TV needs.

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Post time 2016-6-27 22:52:37 | Show all posts
There are distros that consume more power than others. For all I use a charger 5V 3A.
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