Maximum Length of Raspberry Pi Power Supply Cable

What is the length of this power supply and what is the maximum cable length available?

Hi Max,

It’s about a meter, though you could extend it pretty easy if you are comfortable with that sort of thing.

I asked this question sometime ago…

The advice that @Graham gave me was to make sure that I could provide plenty of power to combat losses / voltage drop in the (longer) cable.

Turns out that it was good advice. I am using the Raspberry Pi power supply to power a Pi Zero W thats located about 5 - 6m away from the wall socket. I used a twisted pair CAT5 cable as my ‘extension’ and used 2 twisted cores for the +ve and two twisted cores for the -ve.

No problems with it after the best part of 2 years.


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Great hack Jon, thanks for sharing!