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UPS HAT For Raspberry Pi offers real-time monitoring

Dec 22, 2021 — by Eric Brown 2,197 views

SB Components has won KS funding for a $31 and up “UPS HAT For Raspberry Pi” with slots for dual 18650 Li-Ion batteries plus dual 5V micro-USB inputs, 8.4V 2A charging, a 0.91 OLED display, and real-time monitoring.

SB Components, which has launched Raspberry Pi add-ons such as the PiRelay 8, has gone to Kickstarter to fund a UPS HAT For Raspberry Pi. The Uninterruptible Power Supply HAT provides backup power during outages using a battery pack of dual, BYO 18650 Li-Ion batteries. The HAT “allows for the safe, orderly shutdown of a computer and connected equipment,” says SB Components.



UPS HAT For Raspberry Pi (left) and with Pi
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The 23 UK Pounds ($31) Christmas special Kickstarter package is available through Dec. 25, at which point it jumps to $40. The kit includes the UPS HAT with 40-pin female GPIO header and built-in 0.91-inch OLED display plus an 8.4V battery charger and 6x stand-offs.


UPS HAT side view with optional round LCD HAT (left) and detail views
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The UPS HAT provides dual micro-USB ports with 5V input with a 5V LDO. There is also an 8.4V 2A charging jack. The 94.5 x 56mm HAT communicates with the Raspberry Pi via I2C.

A real-time monitoring chip keeps track of voltage, current, power, and capacity in real time. Other features include a power switch, voltage balancing, a battery protection IC, and a battery reverse indicator.



Optional round (left) and square LCD HATs

There is also a $101 bundle that adds a 1.28-inch round LCD HAT and 1.3-inch square LCD HAT that fit over the UPS HAT’s battery pack. The bundle includes a Home Automation HAT and a PiRelay 6 HAT, which is much like the PiRelay 8, but with two fewer relays.

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Further information

The UPS HAT For Raspberry Pi is available on Kickstarter through Jan. 22 for 23 UK Pounds ($31) through Dec. 25, after which it goes to $41. The Ultimate kit costs $101. Shipments are due in February. More information may be found in SB Components’ Kickstarter page.
 

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2 responses to “UPS HAT For Raspberry Pi offers real-time monitoring”

  1. William Barath says:

    Sadly they chose to populate it with scam “9800mAh” batteries, which then colours their product with a “this is a scam” brush.

  2. Percy Kawas says:

    Yes, any battery over 3000 to 3400 mAh in 18650 form factor is a scam as you point out. Buyer beware!

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