Posted on May 14, 2018June 24, 2018 by tinkerBOY — 19 CommentsGearBest PowerBoost Pinout Guide Here are pinout diagrams for the GearBest PowerBoost. Top: Bottom: How to wire an SPDT slide switch: 5V and GND output goes to the power input on any of my tinkerBOY Controller board. Post navigationPrevious post: How To Wire The Micro USB 4-Wire Data CableNext post: USB Type A Female Port Pinout 19 thoughts on “GearBest PowerBoost Pinout Guide” Denis June 24, 2018 Please tell me where to turn on the circuit breaker power? Reply tinkerBOY June 24, 2018 You mean where to wire the power switch? Reply tinkerBOY June 24, 2018 I have updated this post to include a diagram on how to wire an SPDT Slide Switch. Reply Justin August 14, 2018 Hi TinkerBoy Unfortunately Gearbest have discounted the powerboast. Any other similar products you can recommended? Thanks in advance Reply tinkerBOY August 14, 2018 Here’s a link from AliExpress: http://s.aliexpress.com/F7Nfqyae Reply Brent September 18, 2018 Can you solder the battery to either the top or the bottom? Also are there any dangers to know about the battery Reply tinkerBOY September 18, 2018 Yes you can do that. For the battery, don’t ever short or connect the positive (red) and GND (black) wires. Reply Robert September 26, 2018 Hi guys, how will the battery charge? Only when its powered on and plugged into usb? Will it charge with the switch OFF and plugged into USB? Thanks, gr8 work Reply tinkerBOY September 26, 2018 You can charge the battery whether 5v output is on or off. Reply Dean English November 21, 2018 Do you have a guide when using the SafeShutdown board? Reply Dean English November 23, 2018 Is it a bad idea to remove the USB 2.0 from the board? It sticks out a lot. Reply Anthony Razo April 14, 2019 Tinkerboy, Does this provide sufficient power to run a pi3 a+ , or pi zero w? My pi3 b+ runs off 5v 2a minimum or i get a warning. Reply tinkerBOY April 14, 2019 It all depends on devices you connect to the pi3. Most of the hdmi screens consumes more power while the DPI consumes less. Reply FluxXxik April 29, 2019 Yo, i have problem … when i put 5V and GND on PCB … it doesn’t work … only if i put those wires to microUSB on Pizero … whats the problem with it? Reply joshua brown July 14, 2019 Can you use the charging port that’s already soldered on the power boost? Reply tinkerBOY July 15, 2019 Yes. Reply joshua brown July 21, 2019 So I have finished my build but when I try to use only battery power the build won’t power on have I not connected the battery correctly? And are you able to flip the image on the screen I had to put it in upside down and have tried in config file and had no luck rotating the display Reply joshua brown July 21, 2019 Never mind rotated the display but I’m getting thermal issues with the 3b+ amd I was wondering if I may have damaged my powerboost Reply Thomas Kiddy August 30, 2019 Hi, I’ve wired up as per diagram with slide switch but power is constantly on. Please help. Thanks. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.