[gpsd-dev] GR-701W hangs on Pi-3

Frank Nicholas frank at nicholasfamilycentral.com
Thu Jun 2 23:07:27 UTC 2016

> On Jun 2, 2016, at 5:43 PM, Eric S. Raymond <esr at thyrsus.com> wrote:
> Gary E. Miller <gem at rellim.com>:
>>> Do you trust your power? The Pi 3 is even more picky than the Pi 2.
>> The Pi people say 2 amps is not good enough, they recommend 2.5A.
> Gary, I've digested your remarks and my experirnce into a new section on power:
>   == Clean power is important ==

I’m not sure the power is “dirty”, just not adequate.

>   Hackerboards like the Pi, Odroid, and Beaglebone are picky about
>   getting clean power because they're designed for lowest cost.  Power
>   regulation is expensive compared to logic gates, and this is one of
>   the corners they cut.  Under-voltage or under-wattage can cause

I don’t think the issue is that the board designers cut cost - there’s power regulation on the boards.

The issue is that the there are a lot of crappy power supplies that don’t come close to putting out the volts/amps/watts that they are rated for.  The **Power Supplies** are made with cost cutting measures and/or false marking/advertising.  

Best to buy a power supply from a board reseller, that the reseller “qualifies” or recommends for the board.

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