[MinnowBoard] J2 for powering a ssd

"Thomas B. Rücker" thomas at ruecker.fi
Fri Nov 7 13:55:57 UTC 2014


On 11/07/2014 01:51 PM, Arne Gollin wrote:
> Hey, i wanted to power a SSD using the j2 Pins which provide 5v
> usually for a fan. I bought a SSD which at max uses 0.5 watts... So
> this should be fine since the Pins provide 1 A. But when i plug in the
> SSD and start the board is always shortcuts. I tried to use the j5 or
> j6 the one with 5v, and this would work when it would provide more amper.
> So what is wrong with the j2 Pins? I tested my cable but this seems to
> be OK.

What is the rating of the power supply, that you are using for your MAX?
The drive might have a significant initial draw and that combined with
the CPU might just overload your power supply.



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