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Pi Supply Switch – On/Off Power Switch for Raspberry Pi

£15.00

The Pi Supply Switch is the solution to all of your Raspberry Pi power management problems. It is an “intelligent”, ATX style power supply switch for the revolutionary Raspberry Pi computer. It allows you to leave all of the power wires from the “wall wart” all the way through to the Pi permanently connected with just the quick push of a switch to turn the power on or off. Simple!

Get one of the Pi Supply printed circuit boards, as well as all of the parts you need to put it together into a working unit, including a flat noodle USB cable to connect to your wall-wart power supply. Also includes a free Pi Supply sticker.

Product Description

The Pi Supply Switch is the solution to all of your Raspberry Pi power management problems. It is an “intelligent”, ATX style power supply switch for the revolutionary Raspberry Pi computer. It allows you to leave all of the power wires from the “wall wart” all the way through to the Pi permanently connected with just the quick push of a switch to turn the power on or off. Simple!

Pi Supply Switch Features:

  • Pi Supply Switch printed circuit board (PCB) v1.1
  • All through hole components for assembly
  • Flat USB noodle cable
  • Two free Pi Supply stickers
  • Comes as a kit – easy assembly with some basic soldering

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Once you have finished using your Raspberry Pi, you just shutdown using the sudo halt command, and then a couple of minutes after the full and safe shutdown the Pi Supply Switch cuts the power to the computer. From this point, once again, all you would need to do to restore power to the Pi is touch the on button.

There is also a hard power off button for use in emergencies which immediately cuts the power to your Raspberry Pi. Remember to only use this button when absolutely necessary (e.g. Pi has been frozen for a long time) as it risks corruption of the files on your SD card if done at the wrong moment.

What makes the Pi Supply Switch superior to other makeshift solutions available is that it allows you to restart the Raspberry Pi using the sudo reboot command without the power turning itself off. Perfect!

PUTTING IT TOGETHER

We have made the Pi Supply Switch a self-solder kit which is quick and simple to put together – even for an absolute beginner to electronics. This means as well as being a nifty little bit of kit to manage your Pi’s power, it is also a great intro to electronics and soldering. As you can see from the pictures the input and output of the switch is fed by a standard USB connection, and we even provide you with the USB cable you need so that this unit, once soldered together, is essentially “plug-and-play” with your existing “wall wart” power supply unit.

We have even packaged the circuit into a small profile so that it fits neatly into your workstation. The Pi Supply Switch is an essential piece of kit for all Raspberry Pi users!

RESOURCES

You can find the assembly guide and code examples for the Pi Supply Switch at the following links:

Assembly guide
Code examples

PRODUCT VIDEO

Here is a video about the Pi Supply, made by our friends at Raspberry Pi for Beginners:

There is also a short review at RasPi.TV here – http://raspi.tv/2013/pi-supply-atx-style-power-switch-for-raspberry-pi-review

Additional Information

Weight 0.05 kg

Reviews

  1. steve cook
    4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Kit excellent and went together well if you are reasonable at soldering.
    Worked 1st go.
    Just needs a little plastic box to fit into like the case the Pi board is fitted into.

    Steve

  2. Conrad Vassallo
    5 out of 5

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  3. Christoph Kehl
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I’m a beginner at soldering, but this kit was very easy to assemble if you have steady hands ;) It took me about an hour and then the Pi-Supply was ready to go.

    The product works like a charm and is worth every Penny.

    The script for the soft-off-button is easy to implement and it’s fun to use the Pi-Supply.

    A must-have for every RPi-owner.

  4. Frank
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This Kit is great! It is easy to put together and works perfectly with the code supplied on the site. I run several headless Pi projects and when i loose connectivity for some reason I can always safely shutdown the Pi with the soft shutdown button. Great product. I used a small pedometer case to enclose the switch but I think some clear heat shrink tubbing would also work.

  5. Chris
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Excellent bit of kit!! Using for my Car PC, I can now safely start and shut down the Pi automatically using the Pi Supply.

    I had already used the suggested pin 7 for my Si4703 radio module so connected the Pi Supply to pins 8 and 12. Works very well. Despite my novice soldering skills, the kit was very easy to put together (about 45 minutes). The python script was easy to create and implement using this sites tutorial.

    I had some queries which the support team answered quickly and professionally. I can’t recommend them or the product enough.

    100% recommended, I’ll be coming back!

  6. Stefan
    5 out of 5

    :

    great piece of hardware and very easy to use.

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