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Battery/wall Powering the Pineapple


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I was recently given a USB battery (it can power the raspberry pi or arduino) from a friend who thought I can use it more than him and I found the usb to barrel wire on amazon. Before I plug it into the Pineapple I just wanted to check with some smarter people than me so I don't damage it(I suck with all matters electricity). The battery outputs 5V at 1A is this ok to power the pineapple mark IV? (If you need more info on the battery its on amazon http://www.amazon.com/PowerGen-External-Blackberry-Sensation-Thunderbolt/dp/B005VBNYDS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1363982136&sr=8-1&keywords=power+gen+5200 )

Also I don't want to pollute the board with my dumb power questions so I'll ask it here, I just a found a few wallplugs that fit and don't remember what one is for the pineapple so what is the power output volts and current they are all different?

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The pineaple takes from 5 to 12V DC. You can throw any amp rating at it, it will only take what it needs. Just don't go above 12V. As for the cable, I second Foxtrots suggestion. Just make one! Its super easy. Just make sure to have a voltmeter around to verify the polarity before you plug it in. Don't know what a voltmeter is? Do a merry jig, cause telot just gave you an opportunity to learn something. Cheers

telot

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Can you share the link you used to get the adapter from USB to barrel on amazon?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009049PUI/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 that is where I got the usb to barrel cable.

Just make sure to have a voltmeter around to verify the polarity before you plug it in.

don't worry I have a cheap multimeter that I bought from radio shack back in 2007. I don't trust the supplier yet and I was not going to power it with out first testing the output of the cheap Chinese cable first.

Yes, the pineapple works fine and secure with 5V 1mah. It can works with 12V too. I use a Anker Astro3 (USB 5V 2.0 mah / 9V / 12)

Thanks I'll try it when I get home

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