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Raspberry Pi Official Screen
How do I set this up for a raspberry pi official screen. Using it for my car so I won’t corrupt my SD card when turning the car ignition on and off.
Felson
  • You need to make sure that the mains power is plugged into the Raspberry Pi (or use the extended voltage input of the PIco Advanced). Then you can power the touch screen from one of the Raspberry Pi's USB ports. Simple as that!
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Will there be a UPS PIco in Zero(W) board size?
Do you plan to release a product which matches the shape of the smaller Zero(W)? Maybe this needs some reducing the outstanding number of functionalities of current design. On the other hand this would enable people to build some kind of tiny, solar powered micro devices with stabilized power supply
Gerhard Braun
  • Currently there are no plans to make a cut down Zero sized version of the PIco, but thank you for the feedback - it will be fed back in to the development process for the next iteration!
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Do you sell the UPS without a battery?
I would like to purchase this item without a battery. This way it can be shipped to my country!
Dwayne Black
  • We will be, but it'll be on the next manufacturing run. Which will probably be in 6 - 8 weeks time.
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Will this product ever come back into stock?
Will this product ever come back into stock?
Edward
  • Yes, but I'm not sure when. We are in contact with the manufacture.
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Replacement battery
What battery do these use? I would want to replace the battery regularly (no rechargeables last for ever). Obviously that would require soldering unless an extra connector is used - that's no problem.
Norman
Which Pico model (Non-Plus or Plus) has the short pins for clearance?
I see that there is a Pico with no buzzer or extra buttons soldered in and then there is a "Plus" version with a buzzer and buttons added. Where is the link to the Pico UPS "TopEnd" variant of this product that you sell that is referenced in this response to a user review: "If you use the TopEnd version where the GPIO pins are lower, then the device will fit. The UPS PIco HV3.0 has been designed especially for the official Raspberry Pi Case, so you need just use a low profile header and low profile buzzer." I only see the regular Pico UPS and the Pico UPS Plus listed but no Pico UPS TopEnd model which is stated to have shorter GPIO pins for better clearance with cases. Can you reference the product ordering page link for the "TopEnd" model with the shorter pins please, thank you! Thanks!
Craig
  • We don't sell the TopEnd version I'm afraid. Just as an FYI, all the PIcos come pre-soldered with buttons. It's only the buzzer that is optional and required soldering if you wish to use it.
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UPS PIco As a Stand-Alone
From the description it would seem the battery charging needs the Raspberry Pi for control. Can the UPS PIco, be used as a stand-alone UPS (without a Raspberry Pi) to backup other devices?
David Wilkins
  • No, the PIco must be connected to a Raspberry Pi for it to function
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Real Time Clock
I've noticed that's reported that a RTC is integrated in this UPS. Is that correct? How can be configured to use it in rpi? How can retain the time&date, since I don't see any backup battery ? Thanks
Riccardo
Is Android supported?
I understand this works by triggering the 'shutdown' command in Linux after a set time? I'm planning to use Android on my Raspberry Pi, so will the shutdown feature still work? Is there an App available?
Mark
  • Unfortunately Android is not supported. The software has been written to function with the Raspberry Pi Official OS, which is Rasbian. This isn't say that you couldn't get it working, however you sould need to write your own Android script that does the same job as the PIco daemon - https://github.com/modmypi/PiModules
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What is the max operating temperature of the UPS PIco
I am using the rpi and ups pico plus in a ip67 closed box and in hot outdoor weather and the rpi is hitting temps of 74deg C and need to identify if there is a limit to the UPS before it fails and if it does what happens to the Pi?
Brendan Daniels
  • Whilst the PIco will function in temperatures up to 80deg C, your problem will be the battery. A LiPo should only be used in temperatures up to around 50deg C
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Using register 0x1b reading UPS Pico NTC Temp
Hi is the NTC not accurate at all? I have it detecting 115deg C and in hex output at 0x71, i take it i need to use the External t092 sensor to have a somewhat semi accurate reading?
Brendan Daniels
  • It is recommended to use the TO-92 temperature sensor to get accurate readings as the NTC is just a simple thermister.
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Problem with Waveshare ADC SPI
Hi, I use raspberry PI3, with waveshare AD/DA shield for a 24bits ADC. When i expend the system with the Pico UPS my reading of ADC value doesn't work. The ADC work in SPI and doesn't use the port 22 and 27. The Pico USP work fine alone but block my other shield. Have you any idea of the problem ? Best regards
fabien
RoHS compliance
I see on the pictures that this product (pico ups) is CE. Where could I get the compliance documents (CE, RoHS)? Thanks!
Marc
Recommended power supply?
Hi, With Pico UPS is RPi powered via USB port as normal, or does UPS pack take supply? Which power supplies are recommended? Thanks
Michael
  • The Pi is powered via the micro-usb power port as usual.

    If you are using the PIco **PLUS** version then you can power the Pi through the PIco using an external power source.
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Can other GPIO connected devices be used with this?
I would like to use the UPS together with a motion detection PIR. Is it possible to connect other device to the GPIO pins with this mounted on the PI?
CHRISTOPHER SIMPSON
  • Yes, however you must not connect anything to GPIO27 or GPIO22 as the PIco uses these.
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