DiP-Pi Power Master

DiPPi PICO Power Master


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The DiP-Pi Power Master is an Advanced Powering System with embedded sensors interfaces that cover most of possible needs for application based on Raspberry Pi Pico. It can supply the system with up to 1.5A@4.8V delivered from 6-18 VDC on various powering schemes like Cars, Industrial plant etc., additionally to original micro-USB of the Raspberry Pi Pico. It supports LiPo or Li-Ion Battery with Automatic Charger as also automatic switching from cable powering to battery powering or reverse (UPS functionality) when cable powering lost. Extended Powering Source (EPR) is protected with PPTC Resettable fuse, Reverse Polarity, as also ESD.
The DiP-Pi Power Master contains Raspberry Pi Pico embedded RESET button as also ON/OFF Slide Switch that is acting on all powering sources (USB, EPR or Battery). User can monitor (via Raspberry Pi Pico A/D pins) battery level and EPR Level with PICO’s A/D converters. Both A/D inputs are bridged with 0402 resistors (0 OHM) therefore if for any reason user needs to use those PICO pins for their own application can be easy removed.
The charger is automatically charging connected battery (if used) but in addition user can switch charger ON/OFF if their application needs it. DiP-Pi Power Master can be used for cable powered systems, but also for pure Battery Powered System with ON/OFF.
Each powering source status is indicated by separate informative LEDs (VBUS, VSYS, VEPR, CHGR, V3V3).
User can use any capacity of LiPo or Li-Ion type; however, must take care to use PCB protected batteries with max discharge current allowed of 2A. The embedded battery charger is set to charge battery with 240 mA current. This current is set by resistor so if user need more/less can himself to change it.

In Addition to all above features DiP-Pi Power Master is equipped with embedded 1-wire and DHT11/22 sensors interfaces. Combination of the extended powering, battery, and sensors interfaces make the DiP-Pi Power Master ideal for applications like data logger, plants monitoring, refrigerators monitoring etc.

DiP-Pi Power Master is supported with plenty of ready to use examples written in Micro Python or C/C++.

Dimensions 21mm x 51mmYES
Raspberry Pi Pico pinout compatibleYES
Independent Informative LEDs (VBUS, VSYS, VEPR, CHGR, V3V3)YES
Raspberry Pi Pico RESET ButtonYES
ON/OFF Slide Switch acting on all powering sources (USB, EPR, Battery)YES
External Powering 6-18V DC (Cars, Industrial Applications etc.)YES
External Power (6-18VDC) Level MonitoringYES
Battery Level MonitoringYES
Automatic Battery Charger (for PCB protected LiPo, Li-Ion – 2A Max) Automatic/User ControlYES
Inverse Polarity ProtectionYES
PPTC Fuse ProtectionYES
ESD ProtectionYES
Automatic Battery Charger (for PCB protected LiPo, Li-Ion – 2A Max) Automatic/User ControlYES
Automatic Switch from Cable Powering to Battery Powering and reverse (UPS Functionality) YES
Various powering schemes can be used at the same time with USB Powering, External Powering and Battery PoweringYES
1.5A @5V Buck Converter on EPRYES
Embedded 3.3V@600mA LDOYES
Embedded 1-wire InterfaceYES
Embedded DHT-11/22 InterfaceYES

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