Raspberry Pi ON/OFF Power Switch (Pi Supply)
Careful and efficient power management is important when you are working with the sophisticated circuitry of the Mini PCs. A reliable ON/OFF Power Switch is important to protect the board in the case of an emergency. If you are using a Raspberry Pi PC then take a look at the ON/OFF Power Switch that comes with the ATX-style switch. The ON/OFF Power Switch for Raspberry Pi allows you to get rid of extra cables and connections. This simple design is effective and in fact it is a self-solder Kit. The standard USB connection facilitates the Power Switch with the input and output. Upon soldering, the ON/OFF Power Switch for Raspberry Pi becomes a Plug and Play device that supports wall-wart power supply.
Features of Raspberry Pi ON/OFF Power Switch
- The Raspberry Pi ON/OFF Power Switch comes with a USB noodle-cable (Flat)
- There are through-hole components to make the assembly process convenient
- The Hard-Power-OFF button is there to cut off the power supply in the case of an emergency
- A couple of stickers are included in the package
- There is a basic soldering kit you need to set up the ON/OFF Power Switch
How does the Raspberry Pi ON/OFF Power Switch work?
The working mechanism of the Raspberry Pi ON/OFF Power Switch is straightforward.
- First, you need to begin with the sudo hat command in order to shut down the Raspberry Pi PC
- The ON/OFF Power Switch for Raspberry Pi takes a couple of minutes to cut off the power
- Press the ON button once the power supply is cut off. The Switch will restore power supply via the USB connection
- Use the Hard-Power-OFF button in the case of an emergency to quickly cut off the power supply
The Hard-Power-OFF Button is there for an extreme situation where you have no other option but to quickly disconnect the power. The point is, when you use the Hard-Power-OFF Button, there always remains a chance of corrupting or damaging SD Card Data.
The simple sudo reboot command restarts the Raspberry Pi PC and it is a convenient and safer option to reboot the system. You don’t have to immediately cut off the power because in that case, you could lose track of the recent activities and even important data could get corrupt or damaged.