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Raspberry Pi, 2nd Edition by Maik Schmidt

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What Else You Need

After unboxing the Pi for the first time, you’ll quickly realize that the Raspberry team obeys the BYOP mantra—Bring Your Own Peripherals. The box contains nothing but the board; you’ll need a couple of other things to get it up and running. You’ll probably already have most of them at home.

Choose a Power Supply

First you need a power supply with a Micro USB connector, because currently the Pi does not ship with one. According to the Pi’s specification, both models need a power supply that outputs 5V. The power supply should source 300mA for a Model A and 700mA for a Model B. Depending on the devices you connect to the Pi, it might have to source even more.

Figure 4. A USB wall charger

Many cell-phone chargers meet the ...

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