Although your VIM2 SBC is compatible with various types of power supplies, these are the recommended specs for the best performance-output and stability.
- 5V, 2000mA Power Adapter
- USB-A to USB-C Cable
- Khadas Shop - Power Adapter
- Khadas Shop - USB-C Cable
- Extra Power Input For Khadas VIMs
- Khadas VIM Specifications
These items are useful when you need to connect your VIM2 SBC to an external display + keyboard mouse + remote control, for use as a desktop computer or media center.
- 4K HDMI 2.0 Cable
- HDMI-Compatible 1080P/4K Monitor
- Wireless USB Keyboard + Mouse
- CEC-Compatible Remote Control
These items are useful when you want to upgrade your VIM2 SBC’s operating system via SD-Card or Thumbdrive (Burning Cards). Or if you want to run operating systems that can only be run from external media (Booting Cards) like LibreELEC.
- 8GB or Larger, SD-Card
- SD-Card Reader
- Laptop / Desktop PC
- 8GB or Larger, USB-Thumbdrive (U-Disk)
- eMMC image should be burned directly to the eMMC using a USB-C data cable, from a Ubuntu or Windows Host. It must not be burned into an SD-Card. For Example: Android and Ubuntu distributions containing the
- SD/USB image should be copied into an SD-Card, before that card is then used to reformat the eMMC storage with a new OS. For Example: Armbian, Ubuntu distributions containing the
SD_USBmark, as well as LibreELEC and CoreELEC.
- In order to bootup from SD/USB images, you need Android (V180209 or newer) or Ubuntu (V180531 or newer) running on your eMMC with Multi-Boot activated.
You’ll need these items if you want to use your laptop or desktop PC to upgrade your VIM2 SBC’s operating system stored in its eMMC storage. For example, changing the bootup operating system from Android to Ubuntu, or installing a more exotic 3rd-party OS.
- USB-A to USB-C Data Cable (Legacy Computers)
- USB-C to USB-C Data Cable (Modern Computers)
- Laptop / Desktop PC
These items are useful if you wish to use your VIM2 SBC as a media center, for storing/downloading large movie files. A microSDXC UHS-I card is expensive, but its also fast enough for 4K video playback. In addition, you can connect external USB-2.0/3.0 SSDs or HDDs for storage that can encompass your entire media library.
- 64GB or larger, USB-2.0/3.0 HDD / SSD
- 64GB or larger, microSDXC UHS-I SD-Card
Tip: Nowadays most people stream their media, see How To Install LibreELEC.
Extreme cases of crash-recovery will require you to use the MRegister to reset your VIM2 SBC. A USB Serial Debug Tool is also useful for developers debugging complex software issues.
- Conductive Metal Tweezers (For resetting a dead SBC via MRegister)
- USB Serial Debug Tool (For diagnosing software/hardware issues)
For more information, please see our website, read more documentation, or visit our forum.