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Take Your Raspberry Pi Off-grid With Solar Power & Portable Battery!

Friday, March 04, 2016

If you are looking for ways to set your Raspberry Pi free from extension cables and portable batteries, there is a neat mountain solution, called PiJuice, that you should check out. PiJuice makes the Raspberry Pi portable and it's capable of telling the Raspberry Pi its charge level so it can automatically power off when the battery running on empty.
The advantage of using a wirefree solution such as PiJuice compared to the thousand external power packs already out there is that the PiJuice is integrated and convenient, just like the power supply for a mobile phone or laptop. You can plug it in and out of any of your Raspberry Pi project at any time, quickly and easily without having to use cables and bulky batteries.

The PiJuice is compact, cost effective and ideal for all portable applications such as building Raspberry Pi robots that require a small and compact power supply. The PiJuice's lithium ion battery gets you 24 hours of power, though the module is compatible with a larger 5000 mAh battery for even longer battery life. 
One of the the most appealing features about the PiJuice is the solar power option that allows you to literary power your Raspberry Pi forever, thanks to a specially made 6V solar panel for plug and play remote operation.


If you are someone who spends a lot of time outdoors using STEM outreach activities, the PiJuice will be an ideal solution as it will let you take your Raspberry Pi off-grid, which is great if you want to take your Raspberry Pi projects far away from mains power.

PiJuice is compatible with all current Raspberry Pi models (Raspberry Pi A+ Raspberry Pi B+, Raspberry Pi 2B) and includes a GPIO header extension, full power management API, integrated Real Time Clock (RTC), Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS), Wake On alarm, low power deep-sleep state and multi-colored RGD LED among other features. The PiJuice provides a neatly packaged portable power solution to power the Raspberry Pi via battery and solar power.

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