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

David Andrzejewski david at davidandrzejewski.com
Thu Mar 25 00:22:46 EDT 2021

The pi 4 is USBC. Does it require power delivery?


David Andrzejewski
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> On Mar 24, 2021, at 23:44, wa7skg <wa7skg at wa7skg.com> wrote:
> 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
> https://www.amazon.com/Charger-Multiple-Backseat-Passenger-BlackBerry/dp/B06XHJZL91/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=12v+usb+charger+multi+port&qid=1616642698&sr=8-9
> 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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