LiFePO4wered/Pi+

by Silicognition LLC

A full-featured LiFePO4 battery, power manager, and UPS for the Raspberry Pi

View all updates Sep 25, 2019

Field Reports and Project Update

Field Reports

Crowd Supply has launched a new initiative called Field Reports. The idea is that as backers use a product, they can share their projects and give other people ideas for how a product might be used. In return, your Field Report may be selected to be featured in a future project update and you will even get Crowd Supply credit if your project is published! It’s a win-win for everyone. So head over to the Field Reports submission form and let us what you have made with your LiFePO4wered/Pi+!

LiFePO4wered/Pi+ on Mouser

Thanks to the efforts of the fine folks at Crowd Supply (and probably thanks to the fact that Mouser owns Crowd Supply ;)), you can now buy the LiFePO4wered/Pi+ on Mouser! Many thanks to Crowd Supply for making this happen, I literally didn’t have to do anything. Now it’s easy to get a LiFePO4wered/Pi+ if you’re already ordering from Mouser and it’s very helpful for international customers to be able to buy one with minimal fuss.

Manufacturing update

So I didn’t realize that I had forgotten to give an update on the “second first article” build I received from PCBWay. The quality of that round was much better and gave me the confidence that the production process kinks had been worked out and I could move ahead with the whole order of 1000 pieces. So after not too long a wait I received a large shipment:

Very nicely packaged. And good quality product. I have not run into too many issues after testing and final assembly of several hundreds of these boards. I had one board that needed reflow of the TPS61236P boost converter. A couple of panels had this weird issue where the mouse bites to separate the boards weren’t completely drilled:

And there was one board that had some cosmetic damage:

But overall, production has been running smoothly. The red light issue fix I implemented on the revision 5 boards seems to have completely solved that problem, which is a relief. Demand for the product is looking good and with the quality boards we received we are able to keep up with it comfortably.


$37,480 raised

of $7,000 goal

535% Funded! Order Below

Product Choices

$49

LiFePO4wered/Pi+ (14500 Battery) w/ Stackable Header

A high-performance battery power system for the Raspberry Pi. Includes a mounting kit and a 14500 battery with 600 mAh capacity at 3.2 V.


$49

LiFePO4wered/Pi+ (14500 Battery) w/ Non-stackable Header

A high-performance battery power system for the Raspberry Pi. Includes a mounting kit and a 14500 battery with 600 mAh capacity at 3.2 V.


$55

LiFePO4wered/Pi+ (18650 Battery) w/ Stackable Header

A high-performance battery power system for the Raspberry Pi. Includes a mounting kit and a 18650 battery with 1500 mAh capacity at 3.2 V.


$55

LiFePO4wered/Pi+ (18650 Battery) w/ Non-stackable Header

A high-performance battery power system for the Raspberry Pi. Includes a mounting kit and a 18650 battery with 1500 mAh capacity at 3.2 V.

Credits

Silicognition LLC

Silicognition LLC is an electronic design services company that focuses on deeply embedded, IoT and low power systems.


Patrick Van Oosterwijck

Designer

Dixon Chan Dick

Product Delivery


Colorado Tech Shop

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