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Pimoroni LiPo SHIM

SKU: PIM185

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

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Pimoroni LiPo SHIM
16.95 AUD

SKU: PIM185

$16.95 AUD, inc GST
$15.41 AUD, exc GST
3 reviews 0 5 4.7

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The tiny little LiPo/LiIon power supply shim for all versions of the Raspberry Pi!

Pimoroni love mobile projects but having a discrete, slick, and tidy power supply solution is always tricky. LiPo SHIM (formerly known as Zero LiPo) aims to give you the most compact Raspberry Pi power supply possible.

You can either solder the 0.8mm thick PCB directly onto the GPIO pins on your Pi for a permanent solution, or solder on the provided 2x6 0.1" female header which will allow you to remove your Zero LiPo at any time (but will block the GPIO pins).

Pimoroni use the TPS61232 step-up boost converter from Texas Instruments that offers up to 96% efficiency. The board includes power on and battery low indicator LEDs. During shutdown (due to under-voltage or external selection) the quiescent current is just 15uA sip.

The MagPi described LiPo SHIM as "a slick bit of kit" and "a great option for providing safe power for a portable project" in their four star review.

Need a battery? Check out our range of LiPo batteries!

Features

  • 0.8mm thick PCB
  • Shaped to sit as low as possible on the Raspberry Pi
  • 2-pole JST connector ideal for most LiPo/LiIon batteries
  • Power and low battery LED indicators
  • Supplies up to 1.5A continuous current (15uA quiescent current)
  • Low battery warning at 3.4V (asserts GPIO #4 low)
  • Automatic shutdown at 3.0V to protect your battery
  • VBAT+, GND, and EN pins available to break out
  • 2x6 0.1" female header (optional, for non permanent installation)
  • Includes rubber foot to space LiPo SHIM away from your Raspberry Pi
  • LiPo SHIM pinout
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3, 2, B+, A+, Zero, and Zero W
  • Requires soldering

Software

Pimoroni have put together a one-line installer that will initiate a clean shutdown when the low battery warning is triggered and GPIO #4 is pulled low. More details are available here in the GitHub repository.

Our software does not support Raspbian Wheezy.

Notes

This is not a charger. You will need a separate charger to keep your LiPo/LiIon batteries topped up! We recommend the Adafruit Micro Lipo or PowerBoost 1000 Charger.

The VBAT+ and GND pins that are broken out can be used as alternative way to inject power, for instance if you wanted to solder on your own JST connector with wires to make it stretch a bit further.

The EN pin can be pulled to ground to cut the power output from LiPo SHIM.

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Product Comments


Customer Reviews

  1. Review by Sigmund verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    This Lipo shim sits on top of Raspberry Pi pins to enable mobile power and retain access to GPIO pins. Cool product! (Posted on 19/06/2018)

  2. 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)

  3. 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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Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
Adamstown
NSW, 2289
Australia

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