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PiJuice LiPo Battery 3.7V 5000mAh 1Cell

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This PiJuice 3.7V LiPo Battery offers a 5000mAh capacity, allowing Pi projects to survive the night & sustain themselves on solar power alone.

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As many of you Raspberry Pi fans out there may have noticed, we recently added the awesome PiSupply PiJuice HAT to our catalogue, and we’ve been thoroughly enjoying the portability that these quality expansions can offer. However, if you’re like us, and enjoy getting the most out of every project you Make, then you may have also found that the 1820mAh battery included with the PiJuice HAT was simply not large enough to host some of the really exciting projects that we wanted to do.

This is why we’ve chosen to add this 5000mAh PiJuice LiPo Battery to our catalogue too, in order to give your PiJuice HAT even more power to outlast the many hours in each day and maintain excellent operational efficiency throughout. This allows you to create a truly self-sustained Raspberry Pi project when used in conjunction with a natural energy source like Solar Power, as it offers up to 27 hours of standby/idle operations, up to 19 hours of 1080p video playback, and even as much as 12 hours of 1080p video recording – ensuring that your Pi project can last through the dark (solar-free) hours of the day even when performing very demanding tasks.

So, if you love utilising your PiJuice HAT, but are looking for a battery that offers around 2.7 times the capacity of the original BP7X 1820mAh battery, then this is an awesome solution that perfectly replaces the BP7X with very little effort required. And, of course, with PiSupply being the awesome brand that it is, they’ve provided a really handy PiJuice Battery Replacement Guide, so you can simply follow the easy steps and replace your old battery with this much larger 5000mAh LiPo Battery.

 

5000mAh PiJuice LiPo Battery  -  Technical Specifications:

  • Rated Capacity (Typical)

– 5000mAh                                                                                      

  • Nominal Voltage

– 3.7V

  • Voltage After Discharge

– 2.75V

  • Charging Voltage

– 4.2V

  • Standard Charge

– 1000mA (0.2C)

  • Est’ Operating Hours (Idle)

– 12 to 27 Hours

  • Est’ Operating Hours (Loading LXDE)

– 8 to 21 Hours

  • Est’ Operating Hours (Watching Video)

– 9 to 19 Hours

  • Est’ Operating Hours (Recording Video)

– 7 to 12 Hours

  • Onboard Battery Protection

– 4.2V Over-Charge Protection

– 2.9V Under-Voltage Protection

– 250mA Termination Current

  • Ideal Operating Temperatures

– -20° to +55°C

  • Ideal Storage Temperatures

– 0° to +45°C

  • Weight

– 130g

  • Dimensions

– 125 x 80 x 4mm

 

Typical Applications for these 5000mAh PiJuice LiPo Batteries:

Although these Li-Po Batteries are primarily stocked for the PiSupply PiJuice HAT, we Makers know that there are many more awesome uses these can be used for, since they are really just large capacity batteries with built-in protection features. However, in running with the PiJuice HAT theme, we can’t help but feel like this battery would be perfect for projects like:

  • Building a Pi-based laptop (affectionately known as a Pi-Top) for travelling, which can last for an entire short to moderate plane, train or car ride, or an entire stopover at an airport, and then be charged when you get access to a wall-outlet or similar supply.
  • Creating a standalone weather monitoring device in a remote location, to warn you of incoming rain, storms, winds or even lightning, and possibly even react to such weather events accordingly.
  • Making a self-sustained nature-watcher, which turns on recording when it sees motion and then goes into idle mode after a certain time of no movement – of course powered by natural energy like solar, wind or even hydro if there’s a constant stream running nearby.

As you may have suspected, many of the use cases for these 5000mAh PiJuice LiPo Batteries are somewhat standard applications for batteries, but of course these applications have been catered towards Raspberry Pi projects due to their intended use. So, whether you want to build one of the awesome projects featured above, or customise your own Pi project to whatever needs you have at home, at the office or even on your family farm, these 5000mAh batteries are ready to offer much more power and a longer lifespan than the original PiJuice HAT batteries.

 

Additional Resources:

  • This is the Original PiSupply Site, which contains a fantastic amount of information and insights into all of the fine details behind this beautiful product. Be sure to check it out if you need any further info’.
  • The Official PiSupply GitHub Repository, with documentation, technical specifications and insights into the code and components that make it all work.
  • This is an awesome PiJuice Lifespan Calculator, in which you can choose the battery capacity, the board you’re using, as well as the mode of operation (idling/Load LXDE/Watching Video) to find out precisely how long the battery will last before running out of power.

 

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PiJuice LiPo Battery 3.7V 5000mAh 1Cell

PiJuice LiPo Battery 3.7V 5000mAh 1Cell

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