NOTE: Does not come with a Raspberry Pi, but the battery is included!
The LiFePO4wered/Pi™ is a high performance battery power system for the Raspberry Pi. It can power a Raspberry Pi from 20 minutes to 3 hours from the battery (depending on Raspberry Pi model, attached peripherals and system load) and can be left plugged in continuously. It features:
Because I wanted one. :) Without the LiFePO4wered/Pi, dealing with headless Raspberry Pi systems can be a pain. Too many corrupted SD cards. It makes sense to have proper on/off control for the Pi, and being able to untether your Pi can be really liberating to do much more with it. This is the long missing Raspberry Pi power manager!
Because there's nothing else like it. There are some LiPo solutions in the market, but those batteries die after a couple hundred cycles. LiPo cells also can't stand UPS duty, being held at full charge seriously affects their life. Other LiPo solutions don't provide clean shutdown capability, so what's the point? There are power managers that provide on/off functionality with shutdown, but you're on your own when it comes to the battery and to make sure the power doesn't die. If your battery dies, you still can get SD card corruption.
The LiFePO4wered/Pi is really the only solution that I'm aware of that is a complete battery / UPS / power manager system!
NOTE: There are cases available on Tindie that fit the Raspberry Pi plus a LiFePO4wered/Pi:
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