This is our smallest HDMI-compatible displays, works great and is very small! We also have this display with a VGA/NTSC/PAL/HDMI driver (#1678)

You can power it from a USB port, which is rather nice for portable setups!

Powering from USB

You *can* power this from the USB port of a Raspberry Pi Model B+ or A+ if you turn on high current USB capability

To let the Pi A+/B+ drive a display power over USB, first make sure you have a 2A power supply, with a good quality USB cable, a thin wire power cable is no good. Make sure its 24AWG or smaller, shorter USB cables are better too. Then add

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to /boot/config.txt

If you're getting wierd reboots, its likely the power supply and/or power USB cable is not good enough. A powered hub will also solve this problem


Resolution: 800x480 Native
Screen Size (diagonal): 5"
Audio Support? (Y/N): N
IPS? (Y/N): N
Inputs: HDMI
Touchscreen? (Y/N): N
Power: 5V @ 500mA

To get your display working with a Pi, here is our suggested config.txt:

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# uncomment if you get no picture on HDMI for a default "safe" mode

# uncomment this if your display has a black border of unused pixels visible
# and your display can output without overscan

# uncomment the following to adjust overscan. Use positive numbers if console
# goes off screen, and negative if there is too much border

# uncomment to force a console size. By default it will be display's size minus
# overscan.

# uncomment if hdmi display is not detected and composite is being output

# uncomment to force a specific HDMI mode (here we are forcing 800x480!)
hdmi_cvt 800 480 60 6 0 0 0

# uncomment to force a HDMI mode rather than DVI. This can make audio work in
# DMT (computer monitor) modes

# uncomment to increase signal to HDMI, if you have interference, blanking, or
# no display

# uncomment for composite PAL

#uncomment to overclock the arm. 700 MHz is the default.

# for more options see
This guide was first published on Aug 27, 2014. It was last updated on Aug 27, 2014.
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