[Video] Raspberry Pi Waveshare UPS

Raspberry Pi uninterruptible power supply (UPS) review and setup.

The Waveshare UPS featured in this video was purchased from the Pi Hut here:

And it is also available from the Waveshare website here:…

[Video] Raspberry Pi Waveshare UPS 1
[Video] Raspberry Pi Waveshare UPS 2
[Video] Raspberry Pi Waveshare UPS 3
[Video] Raspberry Pi Waveshare UPS 4
[Video] Raspberry Pi Waveshare UPS 5

20 Comments on “[Video] Raspberry Pi Waveshare UPS”

  1. I had to go to a smoke shop to find the proper batteries. First I went online, confused because there were 2 types. (nub, no nub) then off to "Batteries plus" because they have all things batteries. Nope they don't, but luckily the tech "vaped" , showing me his vape machine he said "you need these." yup. "go to APK Smoke Shoppe, they Got'm" and they did. The incense smell of the smoke shop brought me back to 1968, memories of Boston flooded my mind. Anyway, all is good. πŸ™‚

  2. How typical is it to power a Pi via those GPIO pins? This is the first I've heard of such an approach. Have you covered other expansion projects that used those GPIO pins for power input instead of output, and I never noticed? Mostly I've only heard of using the USB power input.

  3. well – I don't have a pi – but that "shoe" (sorry for the "hat"-pun) is one reason why the pin-header should be doublesided – however that gonna soldered

  4. Nice! I wonder if the pogo-pins might be contacting the IDE header at a solder peak – solder oxidises readily. Perhaps cutting the pins square with some decent edge-cutters, even lightly sanding, to expose a flat brass surface might make make it more thump-resistant πŸ˜‰

  5. Been watching your channel for several months, watching older videos as I can….
    This is the first time I remember seeing Peter the pliers….
    Maybe you should do one or two minute video introducing all of your "supporting cast" just for the S&G Factor, (Smiles and Giggles).

  6. It would have been nice to have a run time. You did that on pi zero and a pi 4 with a couple of different batteries. I assume there's different capacities of those batteries, but it still might have been interesting…. I enjoyed this video.

  7. Minor quibble but Lithium Ion cells come in multiple "grades" and I would question your choice. Some have high stored energy but lower current capability e.g. for use in laptops and at the other extreme are cells designed for power tools that can support 20-30a discharge rates at the expense of lower ah ratings. Your Β£6, 20a-capable cells are probably overkill for this application and I would have suggested either cheaper 2.5ah 5a capable cells or, for Β£6 each, perhaps 3.5ah 5a cells.

  8. an automatic clean shutdown script would be useful. Also I’m not keen on the random proprietary power brick, surely a USB-C supply from say a 65w charger would be able to deliver a suitable voltage with something a little more standard and freely available.

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