The Raspberry Pi can easily be powered by rechargeable battery packs  – most dedicated to be backup power packs for tablets and smartphones. There are a number of packs available com vendors such as Maplin , all depending on budget and what your are running of your Raspberry Pi. The minimum recomended requirement is that the Battery Pack can deliver a steady 5V @ 1A, but you will find a lot of people experimenting with less in the community.

POUNDLAND will usually y stock the ‘USB Powerbank’ at 1200mAh – this is a great power supply for the PiZero – it will power the board with HAT’s for quite a few hours depending on power draw.

Poundland USB Powerbank is a great value PiZero power source at £1

A word of warning – NEVER power your Pi directly from GPIO ports – the possibility of causing permanent damage to your Raspberry Pi is to great. Pick a battery pack with a standard USB connector – the Raspberry Pi requires a male USB Micro-B connector .

I have also managed to power my Raspberry Pi with a 4xAA 1.5v battery pack with a voltage regulator, I will post details of this at a later stage.

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