Lot of advice needed for portable emulation station
PbOak last edited by PbOak
Tl; dr: need help with battery system for a portable emulation station. Very new to electronics (but ill have a friend assist me though it)
Hi. First of all im very much beginning to try learning some electronics and tought a solar/battery powered portable emulation station would be a good start, as i live camping and dont have a power source available.
Basically im adding solar panels and batteries to my camping bag so i have light and power anywhere
So, i need some help in pointing me how strong a power panel would have to be, and what kind of batteries to ensure it wont overburden the battery system for the camp lights/phone charger. This camping system is still being developed, so ill adapt it to fit the raspberry
Also i dont know how much power a screen takes, so i need advice on that.
Thanks in advance, i know these are newb questions but i figured its a way to develop my research
Riverstorm last edited by
@PbOak - I think you should be able to get most of you answers with a little research. It really depends on what Pi model you purchase. All the power requirements for each model are readily available with a Google search. The power supplies typically recommended are planning for the maximum power draw and not necessarily reflective of the actual power draw. Each persons setup is different. It's the same for a screen it depends on which model you purchase and then researching the technical specs.
The rest will require more planning on your part. Your estimated and peak power usage per day for lights, phone, etc. Calculating the watts per panel, battery size, battery capacity, battery banks, converters, etc. Mostly sunny days, cloudy.
I think most of the answers you'll need to research with your friend to fit your setup but to cover most Pi models a 5 to 5.1V, even 5.25V, 3A should do the trick. The rest is up to you! ;)