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This handy Li-Polymer Battery HAT lets you take your projects out into the real world, for e-Textiles, Wearable Tech’ and more great applications.

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Building projects with Microcontrollers almost always produces great results, but if you’re like us, then you want to be able to take your projects out into the world to show off to friends, family and, well, everyone you can! Unfortunately, however, it’s not always as simple as sticky-taping a battery to the side of the project, and this is why we get so excited at the prospect of Modules like these 5V Output Li-Polymer Battery HATs.

These handy Battery HATs are designed to be compatible with a wide range of different 5V Microcontroller Units, and offer a way to use a Lithium-Polymer Battery as a makeshift Uninterruptible Power Supply, allowing you to take your projects out into the wild with you, strutting their stuff for all to see, and letting you enjoy your projects both at home and in the real world. We particularly like using these awesome Pi HATs for projects such as e-Textiles and Wearable tech’, (such as the Crazy LED Suit that our lead engineer built many years ago) as it offers a far easier and more affordable solution to portable power than many of the previous solutions from the past.

In addition to just being an awesome and ultra-handy module with USB-A Output, Micro USB Input and USB Type-C Input/Output, the Li-Polymer Battery HAT also utilises the SW6106 Power Management IC, which allows it to negotiate with some devices and modules for fast charging. As such, it supports a wide range of fast-charging protocols, including PD, QC, FCP, PE and SFCP, even going so far as to offer bidirectional fast-charging via the USB Type-C port as well. There are few modules that can offer as much value as the Li-Polymer Battery HAT can, as it is ideal for all kinds of 5V microcontrollers, but also for a good range of other 5V applications too.

Please Note: When replacing or swapping out the battery on this unit, it’s imperative that you first disconnect any devices before doing so, so as to protect the device and module from unexpected surges and electrical damage.


Li-Polymer Battery HAT  -  Technical Specifications:

  • Manufacturer


  • Output Voltage

– 5V DC

  • Charging Voltage

– 5V DC

  • Battery Compatibility

– 3.7V Li-polymer Battery

  • Auto-Shutdown/Sleep Current

– 40mA

  • Power Input/Output Ports

– Micro USB Port - Input

– USB-A Port - Output

– USB Type-C Port – Input/Output

  • Onboard Controls

– Standby/Power Button

  • Control Functionality

– Single Press: Operation Mode - 5V Output

– Double Press: Standby Mode - No Output

  • Onboard Indicators

– Quick-Charge Status LED

– Battery Capacity Gauge

  • Fast-Charge Protocol Support

– PD | QC | FCP | PE | SFCP

  • Included Battery

– 3.7V 3000mAh LiPo Battery

  • Included Extras

– 2 x RPi Screws with Spacers

  • Weight

– 76g

  • Dimensions

– 65 x 56.5mm


Typical Applications for the Li-Polymer Battery HAT:

If you love building electronics projects, but are always disappointed when you can’t take your projects out into the real world, then this Li-Polymer Battery HAT is an excellent, reliable solution that will let you do just that. It includes a 3000mAh LiPo Battery, which can of course be upgraded to a larger capacity battery if necessary, and even includes a handy function button that lets you turn your project on and off at will. With this in mind, this Pi HAT can be used for more than just powering projects, and you can actually use this HAT as a custom power bank, a portable power unit for 5V devices, or simply as a semi-uninterruptible power supply to keep your Pi or other projects going even when Eskom decides to cut your power.


Additional Resources:

  • If you’d like to find out more about this awesome module, be sure to take a look at the Waveshare Li-Polymer Battery HAT Wiki, which offers great insights into the functionality of the module, as well as schematics and other helpful documentation.


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LiPo Battery HAT - 5V Output

LiPo Battery HAT - 5V Output

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