[aprssig] DC Power Pole to USB for Pi 4 computers

wa7skg wa7skg at wa7skg.com
Wed Mar 24 23:42:58 EDT 2021

Bought two of these. Fine for charging phones and tablets. Doesn't run a 
Raspberry Pi for beans. Quite pricey for what it is. Sitting in a box 
somewhere unused.

I bought several of these
cut the cigar lighter plug off and put on PowerPoles. RPi runs fine in it.

Michael WA7SKG

Greg Clark wrote on 3/24/21 5:29 PM:
> Yeah -- seems overly complicated.  How about this?
> https://powerwerx.com/usbbuddy-powerpole-usb-converter-device-charger
> Greg K7RKT
> On Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 5:24 PM John D. Hays <john at hays.org 
> <mailto:john at hays.org>> wrote:
>     A good solution, but it does prevent installing a HAT (such as a
>     DRAWS™ or Adafruit Ultimate GPS HAT).
>     On Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 1:52 PM Greg Clark <k7rkt at bigredbee.com
>     <mailto:k7rkt at bigredbee.com>> wrote:
>            This looks like it would do the trick:
>         https://www.hackster.io/bobr-rigado/pi-go-amateur-radio-power-for-your-raspberry-pi-536a81
>         Greg K7RKT
>         On Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 1:06 PM MJ Inabnit <ke6sls at arrl.net
>         <mailto:ke6sls at arrl.net>> wrote:
>             Looks like a whole lot of folks are trying to find a nice
>             tidy Power
>             Pole power adapter to supply power to Raspberry Pi 4's.  I
>             know there
>             are many small companies building neat stuff like mini-APRS
>             rigs.  So is
>             anyone building a Power Pole power supply for the Pi's yet? 
>             Any good
>             tips or links would be very welcome as I plan to move my
>             APRS and packet
>             systems to a new Pi 4 in the near future.  All my gear is
>             using the
>             power poles and the rigrunner/MFJ power pole dc distribution
>             boxes.
>             Thanks all!  73
>             Jaye ke6sls

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