Powering the BrickPi3


#1

Hello all,

I was wondering, if I have product like this

can I power a robot through microusb like this? If so, what kind of battery life can I expect? Thanks!

-Alex


#2

Hello! You will not be able to move motors if you use just a USB power pack. You can still access the sensors, and the Raspberry Pi, but to move motors you will need to use a battery pack in the power jack.


#3

You should get a hefty battery life. I have a 6000mAh battery and I get a decent amount of hours. I never really kept track, but you get the point. The battery your looking at is way bigger, so don’t even worry about battery life!


BrickPi3 and Raspberry Pi 3 model B questions
#4

You can find more information on powering the BrickPi3 here.


#5

Will a battery pack and large powerbank be able to power the motors for significantly longer than just the battery pack? What about microusb to the pi?


#6

Yes, it will. If you power the RPi off a powerbank you’ll take a massive burden off the battery pack.
However if your robot rarely uses motors, then the improvement won’t be as big.