[MinnowBoard] J2 for powering a ssd

Thiago Tenório Jordão de Vasconcelos thiagottjv at gmail.com
Fri Nov 7 14:02:31 UTC 2014

Arne, did you checked the polarity of the J2?

On the docs say that pin 1 is ground and pin 2 is 5V. But in my board is
inverted. The pin 2 is ground and pin 1 is 5V.

Thiago Vasconcelos

On Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 10:55 AM, "Thomas B. Rücker" <thomas at ruecker.fi>

> Hi,
> 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.
> Cheers
> Thomas
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