There aren’t many projects in the maker world that don’t require power. Getting your power supply right is one of, if not the most, important factor of any electronics project.
There are two main factors to consider when selecting a power supply, and these are voltage and current (amps). Every microcontroller and component you use will have a rating for both – for example – the Raspberry Pi 3B+ power supply is rated at 5.1V and 2.5A (which allows enough current headroom for all scenarios).
Attempting to use a weaker power supply than the recommended spec can cause drop outs and instability, or your project may not run at all! Buying a quality and correctly sized power supply ensures a reliable, stable and safe source of juice for your projects.
Here at The Pi Hut we stock a large selection of power supplies, power cables, batteries, connectors and switches. We also offer solar power options as well as power converters and measurement devices.