Raspberry PI Power Shield

This is the shield developed for powering the Bioscope from a single 3.7V Li-Ion cell.
It provides the Raspberry PI  with 5V for the USB and HDMI, and 3.3V for normal operation. Further it contains a 3rd auxiliary 3.3V supply which can be switched on and off by one of the GPIO pins. The Li-Ion cell can be charged by the shield while still providing power to the Raspberry PI.


  • 5V 800 mA SMPS
  • 3.35V 1200 mA SMPS
  • 3.3V 1200mA SMPS switchable by GPIO
  • Li-Ion CC-CV charger
  • thermal regulation while charging
  • system side battery monitor: voltage, current, temperature
  • 2 white LED PWM channels
  • 3-axis accelerometer with programmable interrupt
  • auxiliary connector for power, UART, I2C, SPI and several GPIOs
  • connector for Greyhill rotary encoder
  • connector for ON/OFF switch
For more information please send an e-mail to info@simbits.nl
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