Hi, I bought a pihub the other day as my rpi3 wont properly power a Western Digital 1tb drive.
Finally worked out where all the cables went via and fantastc I can see and use my hard drive via the usb hub.
I wrongly assumed the pihub would supply upto 3A to the pi but I see the dedicated port that goes to pi power supply is rated at 1.1 Amps.
I am basically using Kodi to play my legal films from the hard drive, rather than as a kodi streamer.
I dual boot Recalbox and openelec via CEC !
Anyway back to the question.
The RPI 3 comes with an offical 2.5A power Supply.
Will the 1.1A dedicated output of the pihub be enough to properly power the RPI3. Or would I be better to power the actual pi of the 2.5A offical supply and then power the hub on its own supply ?
I notice on Kodi I am seeing a lightning bolt when selecting stuff but then the movies play fine. I think I see this even without a hard drive TBH. Playing films via the pihub seems fine.
There will be nothing in the RPI 3’s USB ports.
I only plan to have an XBOX360 controller dongle and a 1TB drive connected to the HUB.
I just cant work out if the RPI 3 needs more amps if it can take it from the hubs 3A or is it only allowed to take 1.1 Amps.
Really appreciate understanding this as I don’t mind using the other supply but if it will draw what it needs seems a waste of time and will use the pihub supply.
It does look great by the way the design and look of the PIHUB
If you ever do a new one could you add a neat on and off button, so my hardive and pi can both switch off !
I use a inline switch for powering the pi on and off, I think hard drive will eventually go to sleep !
Any help would be appreciated.