Powering options

Power over Ethernet (PoE)

The M4 has built-in PoE circuitry. No additional power supply is required. This is the recommended option.

USB-C port of your laptop

WLAN Pi M4 can also be powered by USB-C port of your laptop using USB-C to USB-C cable.

Some older laptops might not be able to provide enough power via USB. Please double-check.

Apple USB-C PD MacBook chargers

While some MacBook USC-C chargers will charge the M4, some won't.

Power Distribution (PD) charger

A standard 5V USB-C PD charger is the best option.


Please do NOT use non-PD power supplies with USB-C connector, that are not rated at 5V. Doing so will result in a magic smoke escape. We've tested that, so that you don't have to.

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