Can the Automation Phat put power through to the pi 0?


#1

I am going to use the raspberry pi 0 with the automation phat, can i put a 12v battery through the automation phat and also have it power the pi 0?


#2

no. as per your other topic, you’d need to step down your 12v power supply down to 5v to feed the Pi. Or run your fan at 5v, which as indicated there is probably just fine (and makes things simple and safe).


#3

RogueM http://forums.pimoroni.com/users/roguem Pimoroni Crew
February 19
no. as per your other topic, you’d need to step down your 12v power supply down to 5v to feed the Pi. Or run your fan at 5v, which as indicated there is probably just fine (and makes things simple and safe).

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where can i get a splitter from?


#4

a splitter? I’m not sure I understand the question, I have no idea what your intended power supply is for a start.

… if you mean a way to step down the voltage, then I guess, if your power source is stable enough, that you might be able to hack an in-car charger - that is the obvious ‘easy to source’ solution taking 12v and spitting out 5v that comes to mind.

That said, I have never tried it… I think it’s safe, but I do not want to advise you to try it without researching it - you could blow your Pi if wired incorrectly, possibly.