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Power over Ethernet for your Pi

New HAT module provides power and an Ethernet connection with a single cable

Pi PoE Switch HAT

There’s a great new upgrade coming out for the Raspberry Pi that can provide it with power via the Ethernet connection: the Pi PoE Switch HAT. It’s an add-on board that brings the Pi Supply Switch technology together with power-over-Ethernet all in one fantastic package.

You can now power your Raspberry Pi and provide an Ethernet connection in any location with just a single cable – perfect for removing the clutter of wires and for reliable use in remote locations.

Currently, the Kickstarter is doing extremely well after reaching 100% funded in just 20 hours.

Pi PoE Switch HAT

Created by Pi Supply, the Pi PoE has been in development for just under a year. The PCB design is already finalised and tested, and is working great, and Pi Supply have production-ready prototypes working correctly, so manufacture is ready to start as soon as this campaign is completed.

Some of the Pi PoE features include:

  •       Intelligent power management with on-board microcontroller
  •       Fully assembled with no soldering required
  •       Configurable on-board button for switching on/off
  •       Powers the Pi over GPIO pins and sends Ethernet signal to Pi using a patch cable
  •       Leaves all GPIO pins free for use with another add-on boards

Pledges for the Pi PoE Switch HAT reward start at £30 for one fully assembled kit – get yours now.