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Pimoroni Zero LiPo

SKU: PIM185

$16.95 AUD, inc GST
$15.41 AUD, exc GST

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Pimoroni Zero LiPo
16.95 AUD

SKU: PIM185

$16.95 AUD, inc GST
$15.41 AUD, exc GST
2 reviews 0 5 4.5

Having a discrete, slick, and tidy power supply is always tricky when taking a project on the go...but get ready to roam the earth worry free with the tiny little Pimoroni Zero LiPo! It aims to give you the most compact power supply possible for all versions of Raspberry Pi.

You can either solder the 0.8mm thick PCB directly to the bottom of your GPIO header for a permanent solution or solder on the provided 2x4 0.1" female header which will allow you to remove your Zero LiPo at any time (but will block the GPIO pins).

It uses the TPS61232 Step-Up Boost Converter from Texas Instruments which offers up to 96% efficiency. The board includes power on and battery low indicator LEDs. During shutdown (due to undervoltage or external selection) the quiescent current is just 15uA sip.

Please note: This is not a charger, you will need a separate charger to keep your LiPo/LiIon batteries juiced up! Adafruit recommend using Adafruit's Micro Lipo to top up your battery.

Features:

  • 0.8mm thick PCB
  • Shaped to sit as low as possible on the Raspberry Pi 3, 2, Zero, A+, B+
  • 2-pole JST connector ideal for most LiPo/LiIon batteries
  • Power and low battery LED indicators
  • Supplies up to 1.5A continuous current
  • Low battery warning at 3.4V (assets GPIO #4 high)
  • Automatic shutdown at 3.0V to protect your battery
  • VBAT+, GND, and EN pins available to break out
  • 15uA quiescent current
Kit includes: Zero LiPo, Rubber foot, 2x4 0.1" female header
 
Need a battery? Check out all of the LiPo and LiIon batteries Adafruit offer right here!

Technical Details

For product support, replacement parts and warranty for Pimoroni products visit the Pimoroni forum or contact Pimoroni directly.

Product Dimensions: 40.4mm x 22.2mm x 6.5mm / 1.6" x 0.9" x 0.3"

Product Weight: 2.6g / 0.1oz

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Product Comments


Customer Reviews

  1. Review by Sam verified purchaser
    Rating
    80

    Handy little board for running of lipos, it would be better if it left you with some 5v / 3v pins though as when its used with the included socket it covers them all which is a problem for some projects. It can be soldered on but its nice to have it as a removable part. If it was reassigned with accessible 5 and 5v out it would be a definite 5/5 product. (Posted on 24/10/2017)

  2. Review by Dale verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    I found the documentation on this device to be a little limited. The input voltage must be lower than 5 volts or you can damage the unit. (Posted on 29/08/2017)

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