Converts battery power or A.C. voltages between 8 and 35v to 5v D.C. @ 2.5 amps at USB socket. For single board computers (eg. Raspberry Pi)Designed by Circuit Surgery in United Kingdom
Use your single board computer (Raspberry Pi!) in the middle of nowhere! Here is a small, high quality, unit that will allow your Raspberry Pi or other, similar, SBC's to be operated from a battery...Read More…
Use your single board computer (Raspberry Pi!) in the middle of nowhere! Here is a small, high quality, unit that will allow your Raspberry Pi or other, similar, SBC's to be operated from a battery, solar panel or similar sources of power when connection to a mains electricity supply is not possible or desirable. This opens up the possibility of using your SBC in the middle of a field if you so wish!
The module is a bare board, but using some or all of the four mounting holes it is easy to fit into your own custom enclosure if you wish. A small switch on the board allows the SBC to be powered down without having to remove any wiring or plugs - saving unnecessary wear and tear.
As well as converting battery power to the correct voltage for the Pi, it can also be connected directly to a low voltage transformer and convert AC power to the 5 volts DC required. The unit will convert any voltage between 8 and 35 volts D.C., or 7 and 28 volts A.C. to the 5 volts DC required and can supply up to 2.5 amps - more than enough for your SBC.
Connection of the power source to the converter is by a high quality screw terminal block, and connection to the SBC is by means of the standard USB 2.0 type A Male to USB 2.0 Micro type B Male cable (NOT supplied).
Note that at lower input voltages and/or higher output currents the module may become very warm during use. This is normal, but care should be taken to place it on a suitable heat resistant and non-conductive surface.
As with any electrical item of this type, the module should be located out of reach of unsupervised children.
Input: 8v to 35v D.C. or 7v to 28v A.C.
Output: 5v D.C. (+/-4%)
Max Output Current: 2.5 Amps
Input Connection: Screw Terminal Block
Output Connection: Standard USB type A Socket
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