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WLAN Pi M4
WLAN Pi R4
WLAN Pi Pro - EoS
Supported Wi-Fi adapters
WLAN Pi OS
WLAN Pi Profiler
WLAN Pi Chat-Bot
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.
USB-C to USB-C cable
Apple USB-C PD MacBook chargers
While some MacBook USC-C chargers will charge the M4, some won't.
Supported USB-C Apple MacBook 60W charger
This USB-C Apple won't work
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.
Incompatible 12V non-USB-PD power supply that fried our M4 unit