Makers, developers and hobbyists that enjoy building projects using the awesome Raspberry Pi single board mini PC might be interested in a new advanced uninterruptible power supply which has been designed specifically for the Raspberry Pi.
The uninterruptible power supply takes the form of the UPS PIco and once installed it provides a wealth of innovative power backup functionality as well it is expanding the available development features of the mini PC
The UPS PIco uninterruptible power supply is available in a couple of versions one of which provides a 300mAh LiPO battery specially designed to enable the Raspberry Pi to safely shutdown during a power outage.
The other optional extra is an extended 3000mAh battery and can be easily fitted to the board to upgrade it, offering extra power for the Raspberry Pi with up to 8 hours of use. The new UPS PIco is also Raspberry Pi B+ HAT Compliant and is available to purchase from €23.99 with the larger battery available for €19
“The UPS PIco features an embedded measurement system that continuously checks the powering voltage of the Raspberry Pi. When the cable power on the Raspberry Pi is absent, insufficient, or the device detects a power failure, the UPS Pico automatically switches to the unit’s battery source. The module then continues to check the voltage on the Pi and switches automatically back to the regular cable supply when power is once again available.
The UPS PIco is powered and the battery pack intelligently charged via the GPIO pins on the Raspberry Pi, so no additional cabling or power supply is required. The UPS PIco is designed to be 100% compliant with HAT standards for the Raspberry Pi® B+ and A+, and is mechanically compatible with the original Raspberry Pi models A and B when an extension header is used. In addition to this, because the UPS Pico requires no external powering and fits within the footprint of the Raspberry Pi®, it is compatible with most cases.”
For more information on the new UPS PIco uninterruptible power supply jump over to the Raspberry Pi Blog website for details via the link below.
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