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Li-ion Battery HAT for Raspberry Pi

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If you love your Pi, but wish it were more portable, then this Li-Ion Battery UPS HAT for Raspberry Pi is the ideal expansion board for you!

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Electronics are fantastic tools that are prevalent in almost all industries from farming to space exploration, and while there are certainly millions of different types of components, Modules and boards created in various different ways, the one thing that they all have in common is the need for electricity - and Raspberry Pi Boards are no exception to this rule.

This is precisely why we're eager to tell you all about the Li-Ion Battery UPS HAT for Raspberry Pi that we’ve got in stock, which is an expansion module that plugs directly into the top of a Raspberry Pi, and provides power for the Pi via a 14500 Lithium Ion battery. This, while seeming relatively simple at first glance, is a real game-changer, as it allows you to take your Pi projects out into the world, offering a whole new level of portability, extending the Pi’s capabilities into a whole new range of potential real-world use cases. In fact, this UPS HAT can even support the new Raspberry Pi 4 Model B boards, as it features an onboard USB Type-C, enabling you to take some real computing power out into the world as you travel, hike, visit colleagues or simply enjoy a day in the park collecting various data points for your next project.

Featuring a range of onboard Battery and board protection capabilities, as well as bidirectional quick charging and multi charging protocol support, all carefully managed by the SW6106 and SW6016 chips, the Li-Ion Battery UPS HAT for Raspberry Pi is all you need to keep your favourite Pi projects powered, protected and portable!

Please Note: It’s important to always turn the module off before inserting or removing the battery, so as to ensure optimal safety of all components, as well as the connected Raspberry Pi Boards.


Li-Ion Battery UPS HAT for Raspberry Pi  -  Technical Specifications:

  • Battery Compatibility

– 3.7V 14500 Lithium Batteries (4.2V Full Charge)

  • Charging Capabilities

– Bidirectional Quick Charging

  • Quick Charge Protocol Support

– PD / QC / FCP / PE / SFCP

  • Circuit Protection Features

– Over Charge / Over Discharge / Over Current

– Reverse Polarity / Short Circuit

  • Power Management Chip

– SW6106

  • Integrated Power MOSFET

– SW6016

  • Voltage Regulator

– Onboard 5V Synchronous Boost Regulator

  • Max Charging Current

– 4A Switching

  • Power Input Port

– Micro USB

  • Power Output Ports

– 1 x USB Type-A | 1 x USB Type-C

  • Raspberry Pi Compatibility

– Raspberry Pi 4B | 3B+ | 3B | 2B

– Raspberry Pi Zero W | Zero | Zero WH

– Raspberry Pi Boards with 40 GPIO Headers

  • Dimensions

– 65 x 30mm


Typical Applications for Li-Ion Battery UPS HAT for Raspberry Pi:

Whether you want to run a WiFi node, take your projects on the road, or simply ensure that your Pi project power doesn’t erode, the Li-Ion Battery UPS HAT for Raspberry Pi is a great module for almost any portable Pi project. Additionally, when compared to other Pi UPS modules with integrated batteries, this module takes convenience to a new level with easily swappable batteries, meaning you can even switch out Li-Ion Batteries if necessary, extending the effective lifespan of the UPS even if you can’t get to a wall outlet or alternative charging supply.


Additional Resources:

  • Official Li-Ion Battery HAT Wiki page, which features the user manual, datasheets for the power management chips, as well as a helpful schematic for users who want to know the complex little details that make this module work.


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Li-ion Battery HAT for Raspberry Pi

Li-ion Battery HAT for Raspberry Pi

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