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Atrix Dock Power

Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:39 pm


Apologies if this is not the correct sub-section, feel free to move it.
I've got my Motorola Atrix dock working with all of the necessary adaptors. As others have noted if you close the lid the dock kills the power to the micro USB for less than a second but long enough to power off the Pi.

Has anyone worked out what happens in the dock to cause the power to drop and can this be side stepped to keep the Pi and dock powered if the lid was closed? i.e. is there a switch, magnet or sensor arrangement that is causing the drop in power?

I know other users have come up with UPS style solutions but Im looking for something in the dock ideally.

Any suggestions welcome.
Thanks ;)

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