ODROID-C4 Compatibility of Power Supply 12V/3,0A ?

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ODROID-C4 Compatibility of Power Supply 12V/3,0A ?

Post by OCOVID-20 » Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:58 pm

Hello, I know that the suggested Power Supply for this board is 12V/2,0A (=12W).
But I've purchased the 12V/3,0A (=36W). Is it however ok or it is too much with 36W?
Please let me know, thank you in advance!

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Re: ODROID-C4 Compatibility of Power Supply 12V/3,0A ?

Post by a1right » Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:25 am

No problem. That’s more than enough.


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Re: ODROID-C4 Compatibility of Power Supply 12V/3,0A ?

Post by OCOVID-20 » Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:44 pm

Thank you very much. I was confused, because in the User Manual of the German distributor is indicated: 12 V with min. 2A or 5,5... 15,5 V. Not more then 24 W!

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Re: ODROID-C4 Compatibility of Power Supply 12V/3,0A ?

Post by Technicavolous » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:48 am

Just as a note, in all things electrical, voltage is applied, current is drawn. Properly functional equipment will only draw what it needs. The capacity is higher than what it needs because some operations 'spike' current draw, and you always want that overhead available.

Using higher amperage rated power supplies are fine, it just means that if you short something out it burns brighter hotter and faster ;]
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