Pirate Radio continuous reset


#1

I am having an issue with the pirate radio kit, when i make a call to play any sound the Rasp goes into a continuous reboot cycle. Any suggestions on where i should start trouble shooting the issue


#2

What power supply are you using? And max current rating of said device? Best guess is its a power issue.


#3

please ignore, power supply issue, not good enough to power phatbeat, which caused it to reboot and then fail again. Should have picked this up, ,mysefl


#4

It happens, at least you know why now. ;) I haven’t done the math but its likely a good bit of current to drive a speaker or two, especially if the volumes up. I’m currently using this one, https://www.canakit.com/raspberry-pi-adapter-power-supply-2-5a.html with my Pirate Radio setup. I’m running two speakers.


#5

3 Watts per channel, at lets say 1/2 volume is 3 Watts total, that’s 600 ma, plus what ever the LEDS draw, and your Pi. I’d say you want a power supply with at least a 2A rating. Just to “play” it safe. Pun intended. =)