Raspberry Pi-specific power supplies at element14

January 23, 2017 // By Julien Happich
element14 announced exclusive global availability of BitScope Designs' new range of BitScope Blades designed to power and mount multiple Raspberry Pi’s. Every Blade can be used with simple plug packs, 12V batteries, solar power systems, low cost uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and even passive power over Ethernet (PoE) solutions to up 48V.

They may be used individually on the desktop, wall mounted or multiple Blades may be installed in racks for large scale deployment. Blades offer full access to Raspberry Pi I/O for displays, cameras, keyboards, expansion boards and peripherals including BitScopes, Raspberry Pi HATs and the Raspberry Pi 7” Touchscreen Display. 

BitScope Blade Uno is a flexible power and mounting solution for one Raspberry Pi computer and optional HAT. BitScope Blade Duo is a desktop, rack or wall mountable power and mounting solution for a pair of Raspberry Pi computers, and BitScope Blade Quattro is a desktop, rack or wall mountable power and mounting solution for four Raspberry Pi computers, to create compute clusters, private clouds or build farms with the Raspberry Pi.

Claire Doyle, Global Head of Raspberry Pi and Single Board Computing for element14, said: “The BitScope Blade is a really exciting addition to our ecosystem of Raspberry Pi accessories as it increases potential to use the Raspberry Pi within new applications as well as providing power reliability required for industrial use. We work with an increasing number of start-ups designing-in the Raspberry Pi for commercial and industrial use.  This new product has the potential to create a step-change in opportunities within the industrial sector, and facilitate a revolution in the use of single board computers within industry”

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