Pi Connect Lite

AUD$45.00

Back in stock early Feb 2020

The Pi-Connect Lite makes it simple and quickly enhance your Ardupilot/PX4-based drone with a Raspberry Pi – for autonomous imaging or advanced object avoidance as examples.

It is a HAT addon board for the Raspberry Pi that integrates the following into a single board:

  • 5.1V/3A BEC 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 3A 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.

Product Manual: https://www.docs.rpanion.com/products/pi-connect-lite

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Additional information

Weight 0.1 kg
Dimensions 6.5 × 3.5 × 3 cm