With the stock 5V power supply there is not enough power to run the wifi module. Chris supplies a regulator so it can run from the 12V part of the supply. He also provides cables. In truth I would let him have his small profit. IT IS WORTH A LOT FOR A WORKING DEVICE. It is not like he is charging a hundred bucks for his stuff. Regulators on eBay run 5 bucks or so. He only buys from Digikey so he may pay more.
On most of the units I build I use a separate dual 1A supply so current is not a problem. His supply is cute though and it makes a tiny package. I nearly always have room for a separate supply.
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2012 Cayenne Red SL traded for:
2013 Pearl White SL Premium
Traded for a Cirrus White 2014 Mercedes B (totaled)
2016 Urano Gray eGolf SEL w/ drive assist
Loved the VW but it sat too low for my old body
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