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Power LP with Powerbank

Hi All. I have just received my LP Alpha :slight_smile: .
I have a 50Ah LIPO powerbank which has a variable DC output of 12v/16v/19/20v at 4.7A.
I should be able to connect the LP C power input to the LIPO DC out?

Thanks
Peter

Hey Peter,

That’s great, according to the Latte Panda Documentation (http://docs.lattepanda.com/content/alpha_edition/powering/) standard power is DC 12V@3A but the Alpha is capable of handling a range of 10 to 15 V recommended at 36 Watts so a 12V supply capable of 4.7A providing 56.4 Watts such as the one you’re using should work fine. (Still worth checking the documentation to ensure proper connection to the board) Have fun with your board!

Sincerely,
Bryce

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Hey thanks Bryce.
I am using a DC plug. would presume the Tip be Positive?
-Thanks.

Have successfully powered my LP with external battery pack. Wahoo!. Just as well.
Problem now is it looks like i have a dodgy USB C connector on the supplied power pack. LP powers up (Red) then turns off. I hold onto the plug tightly and it powers on. Using a bulldog clip i can keep the power going to get Blue led and login.
Any chance of a replacement?