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UPS HAT for Raspberry Pi





UPS HAT For Raspberry Pi, 5V Uninterruptible Power Supply, Multi Battery Protection Circuits.


  • Standard Raspberry Pi 40PIN GPIO extension header, supports Raspberry Pi series boards.
  • I2C bus communication, monitoring the batteries' voltage, current, power, and remaining capacity in real time.
  • Multi battery protection circuits: overcharge/discharge protection, over current protection, short circuit protection, and reverse protection, along with the equalizing charge feature, are safer and more stable.
  • Onboard 5V regulator, up to 2.5A continuous output current.
  • 5V USB output, convenient for powering other boards.
  • Batteries warning indicators, easy to check if the battery is connected correctly.
  • Comes with online resources and manuals.


  • Output voltage: 5V
  • Charger: 8.4V 2A
  • Control bus: I2C
  • Battery supported: 18650 Li battery (NOT included)
  • Battery capacity: 5200mAh in total for 2 batteries (NOT included)
  • Dimensions: 56mm × 85mm
  • Mounting hole: 3.0mm


Note that the 8.4V interface is the charging port. You can plug the 8.4V/2A charger provided for charging the batteries.
The switch is the power switch, you can turn it into ON/OFF to turn on/off Jetson Nano Developer Kit.
WARNING LED are the indicators of batteries, they turn on if you reverse batteries.
Note 1: Please check the WARNING LED when you install batteries, make sure that you set all the batteries in the correct way. Don't charge batteries if you reverse them.
Note 2: The board may not work when you install the batteries for the first time, you need to charge the batteries for a while to activate them.
Note 3: Please use the charger provided, the module may be destroyed by other unsuitable power adapters/chargers.


  • Li-ion and Li-po batteries are quite unstable. They may cause fire, personal injury, or property damage, if they're not properly recharged or used.
  • Do not reversely connect the polarities when recharging or discharging the battery. Do not use inferior charger/charging panel to recharge the battery.
  • Do not mix use old batteries with new ones, avoid using batteries of different brands.
  • When buying Lithium battery, make sure the battery specification is compatible with the expansion board. Choose batteries from formal manufacturer, and ensure the batteries will work stably and safely by aging test.
  • Lithium batteries have limited cycle life, they will also deteriorate as time goes by. Should be replaced with new ones when the batteries reaching their max cycle life, or working over two years, whichever comes first.
  • Should be placed carefully and properly, keep it away from inflammables and explosives articles, away from children, avoid any safety accident caused by careless storage.

Raspberry Pi Demo

Enable I2C Interface

  • Open the terminal of Raspberry Pi, and enter the following commands for the configuration interface:
sudo raspi-config
Select Interfacing Options -> I2C ->yes to start the i2C kernel driver

RPI open i2c.png

sudo reboot

You can just attach the UPS HAT on the 40PIN GPIO of Raspberry Pi or connect the i2c interface and to Raspberry Pi by wires. VCC should be connected to 3.3V
Open a terminal and run the following commands:

sudo apt-get install p7zip
7zr x UPS_HAT.7z -r -o./UPS_HAT

The terminal will print the IP address, battery voltage, current and the percentage of battery quantity, as well as the CPU, GPU and memory information after starting the server.
UPS HAT 1.png
Note: if the current value is negative, it means that the batteries are powering the Raspberry Pi. If the current value is positive, it means that the batteries are charging.


Demo codes



The total height is 42.05mm after attaching it to the Raspberry Pi.


Red for charging and green for fully charged.


As long as there is a load connected will always be red, and will not turn green, because the charger is always in the state of power supply, there is constant current output.



The negative current value means that the batteries are powering the Raspberry Pi.


It will be safe to power off: it can communicate through the I2C interface to measure the battery voltage, current, power and remaining power, and other parameters, detection of low voltage can use the program to control the Raspberry Pi to save data and then shut down, to avoid the Raspberry Pi sudden power failure and lead to data loss.


You can check the address with the following command, the address used here is 0x42.
sudo apt-get install i2c-tools
sudo i2cdetect -y 1

Pico Power UPS.png
Pico Power UPS-faq.png


The default program is 5200mAh (2x 2600mAh 18650 batteries (NOT included)), if you use other high-capacity batteries, the program should adjust the parameters accordingly.



Please refer to the following diagram:


  • After installing the batteries, it needs to be initiated through charging. It is recommended to use it after charging with full power.
  • If it can not boot after charging, please test the voltage as shown in the following diagram:

UPS HAT FAQ-10.png



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