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SKU: 005-B025

$22.22 AUD, inc GST
$20.20 AUD, exc GST

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SKU: 005-B025

$22.22 AUD, inc GST
$20.20 AUD, exc GST

Retired Product


  • $6.95 Standard (2-4 days, tracked)
  • $9.95 Express (Overnight*, tracked)
  • $3 Economy Post* (3-7 days, no tracking)
  • FREE Pickup (Newcastle only)

Shipping costs may increase for heavy products or large orders.

Exact shipping can be calculated on the view cart page.

*Conditions apply, see shipping tab below.

This product has been retired and kept here for reference.

Product description

This 3.3v I/O POD has a combined Realtime clock, 32Kb EEPROM and temperature sensor. The on board devices are I2C, so are supported by the Raspberry Pi, Beagle, Arduino and many other platforms. This module includes everything you need to get going (batteries, cables etc) without even picking up a soldering iron. The POD range was designed to be simple, fast and complete to use. Once you've gone POD you'll never go BOB again :)

The main functions are:

  • Battery backed up Realtime clock (Your micro can now keep the time over power outages and resets)
  • EEPROM (You can use this as fast secondary off line storage)
  • Temperature sensor (You can read the ambient temperature)
  • Comes supplied with a ribbon cable - male to female (Allows you to plug into male (eg Pi) or female (eg Arduino connectors)
  • Stack headers (Most of the I2C based I/O pods can be stacked within address limits)
  • CR1220 button cell (everthing you need to get going is included)

The I/O POD range makes it really easy to swap, test, develop and build your projects. Rather than simple break out boards, the I/O PODs follow a common layout so they are easily interchangeable. All I/O PODs use industry standard interfaces, either I2C or SPI. 


  • Real Time Clock (BQ32000 from TI) I2C address is HEX(68)
  • Temperature sensor (TMP100NA from TI) I2C address is HEX(48)
  • 32Kb EEPROM (24LC256) I2C address is HEX(50)
  • Common I/O POD 8 way stacking header
  • Works with any 3V3 Microcontroller
  • Code examples on the net for the Raspberry Pi and Arduino
  • Includes 4 Way Male-Female jumper wire (colour will vary from shown as they are taken from larger ribbons)
  • Common pinout across the PowerPOD Range
  • Made in the UK

Technical data

Dimensions: 30mm x 21mm x 19mm 


There are no current downloads


BQ3200 Datasheet

TMP100NA Datasheet

24LC256 Datasheet

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Documentation and Resources:
  • The Maker Revolution
  • The Maker Revolution celebrates the creation of new devices and the modification of existing ones - the transition from a consumer buying goods to eventually having a major part in their creation. The Maker Revolution places strong emphasis on free (...

Product Comments

Exact shipping can be calculated on the view cart page (no login required).

We deliver Australia-wide with these options:

  • $3 for Small Items (3-7 days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
  • $6.95 for Standard Post (2-4 days, tracked)
  • $9.95 for Express Post (Overnight for most of Australia, 2+ days for rural, tracked)
  • Pickup - Free! Only available to customers who live in the Newcastle region (only after we email you to notify your order is ready)

International Orders - the following rates are for New Zealand and will vary for other countries:

  • $11.49 for Pack and Track (3+ days, tracked)
  • $16.50 for Express International (2-5 days, tracked)

If you order lots of gear, the postage amount might increment based on the weight of your order.

Our physical address (here's a PDF which includes other key business details):

Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
NSW, 2289

Take a look at our customer service page if you have other questions such as "do we do purchase orders" (yes!) or "are prices GST inclusive" (yes they are!). We're here to help - get in touch with us to talk shop.

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