tinkerBOY PowerSwitch – 5V Boost and Charge Module with Safe Shutdown

(2 customer reviews)

$22.95$25.00

tinkerBOY PowerSwitch is both a boost and charge module designed for the Raspberry Pi based Game Boy Zero retro console. It works with any Pi including the Pi 4.

Features:

  • 5.2v and up to 3A boost output.
  • 1A charging and builtin micro USB port.
  • Safe Shutdown for Raspberry Pi.
  • Builtin slide switch.
  • Overload / Short-Circuit protection.
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Description

tinkerBOY PowerSwitch is both a boost and charge module designed for the Raspberry Pi based Game Boy Zero retro console.

Features:

  • 5.2v and up to 3A boost output.
  • 1A charging and builtin micro USB port.
  • Safe Shutdown for Raspberry Pi.
  • Builtin power slide switch.
  • Overload / Short-Circuit protection.

Specs:

  • 5.2v and up to 3A boost current output.
  • Low 70µA quiescent current.
  • Overload/Short-Circuit Protection
  • Power off current <1µA.
  • Thermal shutdown.
  • 1A current current.
  • Safe Shutdown power switch.
  • Up to 93% efficiency.
  • Power and charging LED indicator.

Guides:

Notes:

  • In order to simplify the circuit, achieve a high current output, and to easily assemble and troubleshoot the PowerSwitch I decided against a load-sharing chip. This simply means that I do not recommend charging while the PowerSwitch is turned on. It won’t damage the module for a short period but might get very hot when charging and playing for long.
  • For high current builds like the Pi 4, make sure you use a battery that can output enough current.

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with Charging Port, without Charging Port

2 reviews for tinkerBOY PowerSwitch – 5V Boost and Charge Module with Safe Shutdown

  1. Charlie

    Easy switch for my gameboy zero! Thank you!

  2. Tugrul Erturk

    Will there be a USB-c version?

    • tinkerBOY

      Yes probably.

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