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Pi3 power switch and fan

  • Hey I am trying to install a power switch and fan to my Rp3 and keep running into obstacles in whether its possible. Am i able to connect the power switch to pins 5 and 6, while also the fan to pins 2 and 9? Thanks!

  • You need to reverse that. Most fans are going to need 5v to run. You can also use the 3.3v pin (pin escapes me right now), to run fans quieter, but those are the pins to run fans on for the pi. Also recommended are heatsinks for all of the sensitive chips (including the one on the bottom of the board). Use pins 2 and 9 for the power switch but not recommended for corrupting the sd card. I got one of the push button switches that connect to the micro usb port in between the pi and the power supply. It will also clean up your power feed.

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