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Re: Raspberry Pi Zero W almost useless


On Fri, 9 Feb 2024 06:25:56 +0100
Ramiro Aceves <ea1abz%gmail.com@localhost> wrote:

> >> I have also the same problem that I had with the chineese 8188FTV,  as
> >> soon I connect it to the raspberry pi it reboots inmediately. In the
> >> next reboot it works fine. It occurs the same in another Zero W that I
> >> own  with Raspbian and a different power supply. So I doubt that the
> >> culprit is the power supply. The Zero W seems to be a very flaky device
> >> in terms of power supply.
> >>  
> > A powered hub should fix that, when a device is plugged directly into the
> > raspberry pis usb (IIRC only 300mA is available) it can cause reboots.
> >   
> Oh yes, that would be a right technical fix for the problem but it's a 
> bit of an aberration in terms of cost and size to use a powered HUB with 
> its own power supply to fix a little thing like the ZeroW, you know.... ;-)

Just use the hub to power the Pi. I used to do that wit the Pi1 and 2.

have fun

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