Pi Connect Lite
The Pi-Connect Lite makes it simple and quick to integrate your Ardupilot/PX4-based drone with a Raspberry Pi.
It is a HAT addon board for the Raspberry Pi that integrates the following into a single board:
- 5.1V/3.5A BEC (power supply) with high quality components
- Telemetry port for connection to Ardupilot/PX4 based flight controller
- Power switch for safety shutting down the Raspberry Pi
By putting all 3 functions into a single board, it makes it far simpler (just plug it in and go) and reliable (all connectors are positively locked) when including a Raspberry Pi in an Ardupilot/PX4 powered vehicle.
This is particularly important when the Raspberry Pi is an essential part of the vehicle’s functionality – such as using the Raspberry Pi for SLAM or object avoidance, where it is essential that the Raspberry Pi has a stable power supply (for itself and any attached USB devices, such as cameras) and reliable telemetry link to send movement commands to Ardupilot/PX4.
The Pi-Connect has been designed with reliability and a small form factor at the forefront, allowing for it to be used in both the smallest and largest of vehicles.
The Pi-Connect’s power supply features:
- Wide input voltage (7 – 30V)
- Reverse input protection
- ESD protected
- Supplies a full 5.1V at 3.5A for the Pi
- Overcurrent protection
- Short circuit protection
It is 100% compliant with the Raspberry Pi HAT spec (using the uHAT size) and is compatible with the Raspberry Pi 2, 3, 4 and Zero.
The board also features a power switch which safely switches off the Pi via issuing a shutdown signal. This ensures the Pi is cleanly shutdown and reduces the risk of system corruption.
Power and telemetry cables are sold separately. Scroll down for store links to both.
Product Manual: https://www.docs.rpanion.com/products/pi-connect-lite