HDMI Current Booster for RaspberryPi by C/D

How many of you have gotten instability from hdmi on the Raspberry Pi?! Especially with a HDMI to VGA adapters not powered.

Well… we’ll hand over to you the solution!

Some time ago we have published a fix for usb power, it was a solution for all devices that you would like to connect to RaspberryPi.
HDMI Current Booster for RaspberryPi by C DNow, we extend the past project and we can add the fix that we’re talking about.

The components that we have to solder in the schematic are minimals and ordinary.

They are:
– 2PCS 5.6 ohm 1/4W resistors
– 1PCS 10  ohm 1/4W resistor
– 1PCS LM31

In a few words, the LM317 is set up like current regulator to flow about 550mA to pin 18 of RaspberryPi HDMI port, that is to power the correct level of current to the device connected.

All resistors are connected in parallel from pin ADJ to pin OUT of LM317. If you want more or less current you can add or remove the value that you want in relation with the formula:Iout = 1.2 / Rc

HDMI Current Booster for RaspberryPi by C D schematic

where Rc is the value of resistor parallel.
There are two join points on RaspberryPi, the first one on 5V out from MicroUSB and the second one on the output from diode BAT54. There aren’t risks, because the last selected join point is on catode side and the diode on RaspberryPi allows only a minimal inverse current negligible from the current booster to the board.

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Ibrar Ayyub

I am an experienced technical writer holding a Master's degree in computer science from BZU Multan, Pakistan University. With a background spanning various industries, particularly in home automation and engineering, I have honed my skills in crafting clear and concise content. Proficient in leveraging infographics and diagrams, I strive to simplify complex concepts for readers. My strength lies in thorough research and presenting information in a structured and logical format.

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