Power Considerations
WiFi Pineapple NANO The WiFi Pineapple NANO requires 9W for stable operation under high load. This figure accounts for a 2.5W USB accessory in addition to maximum utilization of the CPU, SD card and radios. Power is provided from the male USB type A plug. A USB Y cable is provided with the WiFi Pineapple NANO.
WiFi Pineapple TETRA The WiFi Pineapple TETRA requires 24W for normal stable operation. While the device may function under minimal load with less power, such as from USB, system instability will occur during peak load causing a reboot. The recommended and only guaranteed power method is by using the included 12V DC adapter.
Power may be provided to the device by any combination of USB UART, USB ETH, or 12V DC ports. The 12V DC port accepts a standard IEC 60130-10:1971 type A connector with 5.5 mm OD, 2.1 mm ID (center positive).
The UART and ETH ports on the WiFi Pineapple TETRA will accept power from combined USB sources, such as from computers, wall adapters or batteries via USB Y cables. There is no risk of providing too much power from standard 5 volt USB sources as the WiFi Pineapple TETRA will only draw as much amperage as needed, however the WiFi Pineapple TETRA must be supplied at least 24W for normal operation.
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