BattBorg - Power your Raspberry Pi from AA batteries



BattBorg

The BattBorg is a power converter for your Raspberry Pi which allows you to power the Raspberry Pi off batteries. It will work with most batteries/battery packs that are between 7-36V so it's great for 12V car batteries, 8xAA battery packs, and so on. We're including an AA battery holder in two of the kits as rechargeable AA's are inexpensive, and readily available at most shops, and Ebay etc.


The BattBorg uses a highly efficient (~90%) OKI78SR DCDC converter which has a maximum 1.5A output and due to it's efficiency, requires no heatsink.

Watch the time lapse video


The time lapse video was taken with a Contour+2 on one shot per 30 seconds picture mode, which gave approximately 1750 images.
The battery pack consists of 8x GP2700 rechargeable AA batteries. It's powering a Raspberry Pi model B+
In this test it lasted approximately 14 hrs 30 minutes. The screensaver runs at approx 22FPS and has an approximate load of 15% on the Raspberry Pi.


It also fits nicely on a PicoBorg Reverse

Side view of BattBorg on a PicoBorg Reverse

PicoBorg Reverse, Batteries and Raspberry Pi not included!


If you want to solder it yourself, buy the unsoldered kit and watch this video


BattBorg Full Soldered Kit

Full Soldered Kit ready to go - just add Pi and AA batteries

£15.50
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BattBorg Full Unsoldered Kit

Full Unsoldered Kit - requires soldering, Pi and AA batteries

£13.00
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BattBorg Soldered board only

Soldered board only - for use with your own battery pack

£13.00
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BattBorg Unsoldered board and components only

Unsoldered board and components only - requires soldering and for use with your own battery pack

£10.50
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