Powering the C2

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Powering the C2

Unread postby e4aaps » Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:17 am

Hi, I read through the posts here and used the search function, but I am still having a quick question:

- is the barrel jack (2.5mm/0.8mm) the only official way to power the Odroid C2 with 5V/2A?
- Are there any other input options for unregulated 5V except the barrel jack? e.g. the two GPIO pins or the micro-USB jack?

I fear, that I may then be bypassing the regulator and since there is an external 7" display with capacitative touch powered over one of the USB ports I want to make sure, that I am using an officially supported configuration.
The reason I am asking is, that these barrel connectors are quite hard to get by here in Germany, could only find one with internal 0.7mm diameter and I need a long PSU cable and a on/off switch, so I am looking for the easiest solution to create an own cable (without just cutting up my existing PSU, since I have already a big 5V + 12V PSU in the overall system available, where I can draw the 5V from.

Thanks for your responses - sunshine,

Michael.
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Re: Powering the C2

Unread postby odroid » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:43 pm

C2 works with only 4.75V~5.25V input voltage.
If you apply any unregulated power source, you will fry the C2 board.
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