Wide Input Shim


#1

I have some questions regarding the Wide Input Shim:

  • is it possible to combine the Wide Input Shim and the On/Off Shim simultaneously on one pi?
  • using 12 V input, how much current do I have to provide to have the 2 A, 5 V full output?
  • what is the dimension of the 5.5mm OD female adapter inner pin? 2.5 mm or 2.1 mm?

Best wishes,
Stefan


#2

5V @ 2 A is 10 Watts. 12V @ 0.833 is also 10 watts so you need 0.833 A. Thats not accounting for any lose in the conversion so I’d say at least 1A to play it safe.
I would think, to use both, you would have to feed the +5V output of the Wide input shim to the input of the on off shim. You won’t be able to mount them both onto the GPIO header.


#3

Thank you very much for your help!


#4

Since I do now have the Wide Input Shim at home I can say that the female connector has the dimensions 5.5mm/2.1mm. The pirates may consider adding this information to their description since there are so many different connectors out there.