Can i run a Rasberry Pi and a 10" Display from the same Battery? Answered
im planning on creating a portable Rasberry Pi Desktop.
I found a bunch of circuit plans to run a RPI and a 10" Display - however iam not statisfied with what people came up with.
1. Issue - in the circuits i found they connected a booster to a 3,7v Lipo Battery to run a 5V Rasberry Pi and a second booster and the same battery to run the Display. This is a pretty incomplicated but impractical design if you ask me - the benefit here is that the boosters allow you to charge both batterys whilst the devices are running - but you need to connect 2 different cables. I would like to be able to charge the System with only a single power cable (Micro USB) attached.
2. Issue - The 10" Display does run on 5V, 980mA - but it is not reccomdendet to use it under 6V, 780mA - as a person who likes staying on the safe side - i would like to run it on 6v.
Can anyone come up with a concept so i can run both the Rasberry Pi and the Display on the same Battery and charge the Battery whilst the devices are running?
I thought about using a 6v Lipo Battery pack - but i need something to lower the voltage to supply the Pi correctly. Is that a good idea?
Can you reccomend some other solution?
PS - Is there also a way to monitor the remaining Charge in the Battery?