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should tinypilot voyager 2a power up with a standard usb c cable?

By Murmad Man @manimgoindowndown
    2023-04-23 18:09:38.467Z

    packing up for a trip and owuld be nice to me the space of taking the adapter when i can just take a cable...thanks?

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    1. David @david2023-04-24 11:35:41.002Z

      Hi @manimgoindowndown, thanks for your question!

      We recommend using the 5.1V / 3.5A AC adapter that ships with your TinyPilot device. If you want to use a different power supply, you need to make sure it can deliver enough power to your TinyPilot. It needs a power source that provides at least 3.5A of current.

      If possible, it's a good idea to check the power supply you intend to use. One of the issues with USB power delivery is that different USB generations have varying maximum power output. Meaning that some ports may not be able to deliver enough power to your TinyPilot (so it won't boot).

      To be safe, I'd recommend taking the TinyPilot power supply with you on your trip.

      Hope that helps! Please let me know if you have any other questions.