A bigger battery pack provided it supplies the correct Voltage will not break the Raspberry Pi, it will simply run it for longer.henry_blackie wrote:If you get a battery pack that's too big will it break the Pi? I've been looking at mobile phone chargers and am not sure what size I should get.
It's actually possible to do this by using a very simple trick, which allows you to set up a full-fledged, cheap and simple UPS for your Raspberry Pi on your own, without the need for an additional hardware module. I've written up the details on my weblog - see http://raspi-ups.appspot.com for further info!hcunningham wrote:many battery packs drive the Pi very well -- but almost none of them will alert the Pi to low charge so that it can shut itself down cleanly
I ran my Pi1 on one of these, and got 30 hours of use before it went flat! Using Wifi to download with Get_Iplayer to a usb stick.Aikidokajeff wrote:I'm using a battery pack for my RaspberryPi.
I purchsed this from Maplin.co.uk: http://www.maplin.co.uk/6000mah-portabl ... ces-625614
It is 6000mAh and has run my raspberryPi for over 6 hours without going off the 100% indicator light.
I'm very impressed.
My Pi with battery pack attached
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