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Getting Started with Raspberry Pi Zero by Richard Grimmett

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Powering the board

One of the first issues you'll want to consider is how to power the board. To do this, you need to connect through the USB power connection. There are two choices to provide power to the Raspberry Pi Zero:

  1. Connect the microUSB connector labeled power to a 5V DC source powered by a USB power supply. This can be either a power supply that can plug directly into an outlet or power supplied by a powered USB port like those available on most computers.
  2. Connect the microUSB connector to a battery. The simplest connection is to batteries that have a USB connector, like those used to charge cellphones. Here is a image of just such a battery:

In both cases, make sure that the unit can supply enough current. You'll need a supply that can ...

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