It might work well for that. The only mention about capacity is that it'll charge an 800 mAh battery in 3 hours. But how were you planning on transferring power?DJ Charlie wrote:I'm not looking for a LONG runtime, but something where I can just unplug from the wall temporarily and move to another location.
I was thinking plug the Pi into it, and plug it into the wall adapter. A friend of mine suggested this similar but "beefier" one on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Anker%C2%AE-Astro ... 7758011_18cyrano wrote:It might work well for that. The only mention about capacity is that it'll charge an 800 mAh battery in 3 hours. But how were you planning on transferring power?
But can it be hooked up as I described in my reply to cyrano? That's what's really important to me.gragib wrote:You can use any battery pack made for cellphones that charge over microUSB. I use 1 made by Nokia because I've had it for like 2 years now. I've seen similar units made by other cellphone manufacturers and accessory manufacturers.
Yes, it'll work, but your battery is going to be plugged in to the Raspberry Pi all the time. If you remove the battery pack, the Raspberry Pi will power down (unless you want to do some hacks).DJ Charlie wrote:But can it be hooked up as I described in my reply to cyrano? That's what's really important to me.
Yes, but I'd rather not have to go fiddling with wires like that once this case is finished. I'd like to "set it and forget it," hence the question about using it in a pass-thru configuration.gragib wrote:If you have a more recent Raspberry Pi (with 0Ω polyfuses or no polyfuse on the USB ports), you can plug a battery into the USB port to backfeed power, unplug the microUSB charger, move your Pi, plug in the microUSB charger again, and then remove the battery.
But of course! I'll probably go ahead and buy the cheap one this coming week, and if it works, get the bigger one later.Jim JKla wrote:If you do find a solution you test it and it works. Report back you may not be the only person that could find the feature useful.