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The MCP23017 pHAT from ModMyPi is the perfect I/O expansion pHAT for your Raspberry Pi Zero. The pHAT features a single removable MCP23017 DIP IC, which utilise two i2c pins (which can be shared with other devices if required), and in exchange gives your Raspberry Pi Zero an additional 16 GPIO ports! Each I/O pin can be configured as an input, output or an input with a pullup resistor. The MCP23017 pHAT is stackable, featuring selectable i2c address jumpers which supports up to 8 independent addresses: This means you can add up to 128 additional I/O's to a single Raspberry Pi by stacking up to 8 MCP23017 pHAT's!
The MCP23017 pHAT can also be used to protect your Raspberry Pi! We've used removable, rather than surface mount, MCP23017 DIP IC's which can act as replaceable buffer for the Raspberry Pi's GPIO, essentially protecting your Raspberry Pi from damage via the GPIO ports. The MCP23017 pHAT is powered via the Raspberry Pi's GPIO port, but features an included (but unsoldered) terminal block for advanced users wanting to use an external 5V source, or stack multiple MCP23017 pHATs on a single Pi. The isolation jumper "PWR JUMPER" must be removed when using an external source.
The product comes fully assembled with our push-fit "plug & play" Single Shroud Header, Socket Header, and 14mm HAT Mounting Kit, so there's no soldering required, and you can get started in no time with our Wiki & Example Code!
Please Note. The external power terminal block is NOT soldered onto the board, and is designed for advanced users only.
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