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Usb to usb battery power for the pineapple


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Newbie so didn't know but someone said not to and that you cant use a battery pack connected to the usb on the pineapple. I have a powergen powerbank used for charging phones etc, the output has 5v/2a I've plugged in the usb in the battery to the usb of the pineapple and it powered it no problem. Will this damage the pineapple then.

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You should only power the Pineapple through it's barrel jack. The Pineapple operates at 9v @ 2A (iirc, correct me if I'm wrong) so you need at least an 18W power supply. Typically, USB pushes 5V and only about 0.5 A (from a PC) for USB 2.0, nowhere near enough power to run things properly. I'm not sure how much your PowerGen is pushing but if you can find a way to power the Pineapple through the barrel jack that would be the best method.

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Seb has stated that you should not power it over USB multiple times, mainly due to the power requirements. You can get a USB to barell adaptor that will allow you to power from a USB battery pack to the proper connector though, and that is what they recommend, and what I would recommend also.

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I use this to power my WiFi Pineapple and Reaver Pro II when im out and about http://www.ebay.com/itm/121560213363

Reaver Systems didn't even give me credit for telling them even though I brought up the idea on their forums that they can use it to power reaver pro now reaver systems is selling these on their site.

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50,000mAh? Bloody hell.....And solar charged....

I think I may pick one of those up and have a look.

I can't prove its 50,000mAh but its labeled on the back it is I no nothing about electric

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  • 2 weeks later...

I'm currently using a Anker PowerCore 20100 it has the power to support 2 WiFi Pineapples off it using 2 USB to DC 5v power cable.

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