PiJuice

PiJuice Zero - A Portable Power Platform for Raspberry Pi Zero

SKU: PIS-0586
48.90 €
Stock status: 25
Delivery: 1-3 Days

When plugged into any source, the PiJuice Zero acts as an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) using intelligent power management to keep your Raspberry Pi Zero going. With an onboard Real-Time Clock (RTC), programmable LEDs and switches, user-friendly software and much more, PiJuice Zero gives you maximum control and flexibility for all your Raspberry Pi Zero projects...wherever you want to take them.

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Software for this board is really simple to install. Read more here

When plugged into any source, the PiJuice Zero acts as an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) using intelligent power management to keep your Raspberry Pi Zero going. With an onboard Real-Time Clock (RTC), programmable LEDs and switches, user-friendly software and much more, PiJuice Zero gives you maximum control and flexibility for all your Raspberry Pi Zero projects...wherever you want to take them.

Keep your Raspberry Pi running with solar, wind and other renewable power.

Ultimate integrated power is one thing but what if we could make the Raspberry Pi renewably powered too? Solar, wind, thermoelectric and other renewable power is free, clean, and green and we're proud to have developed an affordable and efficient renewable power solution for the Raspberry Pi! PiJuice Zero is self-monitoring and, like a space satellite, can become a completely autonomous system. Use the PiJuice Zero as part of an autonomous camera system, weather stations, off-grid desktops, and so many other great outdoor projects. View and buy the PiJuice solar panels separately.

Bring Your Own Battery

Perhaps you need a huuuuge battery to keep your remote project running, or maybe just a tiny one for a cute wearable project. Either way, we've got you covered. PiJuice Zero takes any single cell LiPo. View our available batteries for PiJuice Zero below


Features:

  • Compatible with any single cell lithium polymer (LiPo) battery
  • A Full Uninterrupted / Uninterruptable Power Supply solution for Raspberry Pi Zero
  • Integrated Real Time Clock
  • Onboard intelligent on/off switch
  • Low power deep-sleep state with wake on interrupt/calendar event
  • 2x Programmable multi-colored RGB led 
  • Our revolutionary PiAnywhere technology - the best way to take your Pi off the grid!
  • Full power management API available to Raspberry Pi OS with auto shutdown capability when running low on batteries
  • Raspberry Pi pHAT layout - designed to exactly fit the Raspberry Pi Zero and Zero W. For use with Raspberry Pi A+, B+, 2B, 3B, 3B+, 4B, we recommend our PiJuice HAT module.
  • Low profile design, to fit inside the smallest of projects and possibly even inside some existing cases!
  • Bring your own battery - this pHAT does not come with a battery. We recommend a 2000mAh single cell LiPo with an NTC temperature sensor. When paired with our mating cable it is easy to use any battery with your PiJuice with simple crimp connectors.


PiJuice HAT box contains

  • 1 x PiJuice pHAT board
  • 8 Plastic bolts
  • 4 Plastic spacers
  • 3 Stickers
  • 1 Manual

PiJuice Projects

With PiJuice we want to provide not only the best portable hardware/software solution, but also a set of inspiring and affordable guided projects for fun and learning in the real world.


Software & Resources


  • The EEPROM can be disabled and its I2C address changed for increased compatibility with other boards
  • BP7X battery - original battery from Motorola Droid 2 (A955) - 1820mAh battery
  • Microcontroller is an ST Micro STM32F030CCT6 ARM Cortex-M0, 48MHz, F64KB, R8KB, I2C, SPI, USART, 2.4-3.6V
  • Charge IC - BQ24160RGET Charger IC Lithium-Ion/Polymer, 2.5A, 4.2-10V
  • Fuel gauge IC - LC709203FQH-01TWG Battery Fuel Gauge, 1-Cell Li-ion, 2.8%
  • EEPROM - CAT24C32WI-GT3 EEPROM, I2C, 32KBIT, 400KHZ, 1V7-5V5
  • Optional spring pin - Mil-Max 0929-7-15-20-77-14-11-0
  • Compatible with any 4 pin battery on board that can be used with 00-9155-004-742-006 battery contacts from AVX including the BP7X, BP6X, and any compatible batteries including the 1600mAh and 2300mAh ones from CameronSino (CS-MOA853SL and CS-MOA855XL)
  • There is an on board 4 pin screw terminal block for larger off board batteries. Any single cell LiPo / LiIon is compatible. However, you use your own sourced battery at your own risk. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND using a battery with an internal protection circuit and a NTC (temp sensor)
  • Optional header for offboard button - connected to same output as SW1
  • 6 pin breakout header - with two GPIO from the ARM Cortex-M0, Vsys, 5v0, 3v3, GND connections
  • Header for optional off board solar panel / wind turbine etc.
  • Optional RF Shield attachment - Harwin S02-20150300 (can also double as an inexpensive heatsink)
  • Input voltage range - 4.2V 10V
  • Output voltage - 3.3V and 5V
  • Output amperage - maximum current at 5V gpio is 2.5A and at VSYS output 2.1A, but also this depends heavily on battery capacity. For BP7X have measured around 1.1A at 5V GPIO and around 1.6A at VSYS output. Obviously, this also depends heavily on the current draw demanded by the Raspberry Pi/device itself. To achieve a maximum of 2.5A it will need battery over 3500mAh.
  • Boxed weight - 96g
  • Boxed dimensions - 12.2 x 10.8 x 3.5 cm
  • Unboxed weight - 57g
  • Unboxed dimensions - 6.5 x 5.6 x 2 cm