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ControlBlock current consumption.

  • I have a RPi 3 running retropie with a 10.1 inch LCD screen powered by a 5v 3.1 amp power adapter.
    The issue I have is that once I added the Control Block the raspberry is reporting under voltage and won't allow over clocking.
    Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.

  • Maybe power the control block with another power supply?

    One for the Pi and one for the controlblock?

    I use a 5V apple iPhone charger and USB to micro cable...

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    For switching the voltage the ControlBlock contains a MOSFET that naturally comes with a slight voltage. I observed the behavior, which you described above, with low-cost USB cables. I suggest that you try thicker (= more copper) USB micro cable.

    Just to give an example for a power supply that works without flaws, you could take a look at the official Raspberry Pi Power Supply. But most of all the other USB power supplies and cables also work!

  • @petrockblog
    Thank you for the reply.
    Will investigate in more reliable power supplies.

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