DiP-Pi Power Master


ID: PM_201

NEW PRODUCT – DiP-Pi Power Master.
Designed for the Raspberry Pi® Pico.


DiP-Pi Power Master

Dual In-Line Package Raspberry Pi Pico
Rapid Prototyping Raspberry Pi Pico Stack-Able Boards
no cables – no solder – no lost time

Ordered Item contains:

  • DiP-Pi Power Master PCB
  • Soldered two Female Headers
  • Soldered 2.5mm Battery Connector
  • Soldered EPR 6V-18V DC Socket female 3.4/1.3 – 3.5/1.3 mm
  • Soldered ON/OFF Slide Switch
  • Soldered RESET Button

Ordered Item does not contain and could be ordered separately if needed for specific application:


  • 1500 mAh 1C PCB protected Battery

EPR Powering Plugs and Cable

  • 3.4/1.3 EPR Powering Plug
  • 3.4/1.3 EPR Powering Plug with 1.5m Cable


  • 1-wire DS18B20 Compatible waterproof temperature sensor with cable 0.9 m
  • DHT 11 Compatible Sensor
  • DHT 22 Compatible Sensor

Raspberry Pi Pico

  • Raspberry Pi Pico with Headers

Short System Overview

The DiP-Pi Power Master is an Advanced Powering System with embedded sensors interfaces that cover most of possible needs for application based on Raspberry Pi Pico. It can supply the system with up to 1.5A@4.8V delivered from 6-18 VDC on various powering schemes like Cars, Industrial plant etc., additionally to original micro-USB of the Raspberry Pi Pico. It supports LiPo or Li-Ion Battery with Automatic Charger as also automatic switching from cable powering to battery powering or reverse (UPS functionality) when cable powering lost. Extended Powering Source (EPR) is protected with PPTC Resettable fuse, Reverse Polarity, as also ESD. The DiP-Pi Power Master contains Raspberry Pi Pico embedded RESET button as also ON/OFF Slide Switch that is acting on all powering sources (USB, EPR or Battery). User can monitor (via Raspberry Pi Pico A/D pins) battery level and EPR Level with PICO’s A/D converters. Both A/D inputs are bridged with 0402 resistors (0 OHM) therefore if for any reason user needs to use those PICO pins for their own application can be easy removed.
The charger is automatically charging connected battery (if used) but in addition user can switch charger ON/OFF if their application needs it. DiP-Pi Power Master can be used for cable powered systems, but also for pure Battery Powered System with ON/OFF.
Each powering source status is indicated by separate informative LEDs (VBUS, VSYS, VEPR, CHGR, V3V3).
User can use any capacity of LiPo or Li-Ion type; however, must take care to use PCB protected batteries with max discharge current allowed of 2A. The embedded battery charger is set to charge battery with 240 mA current. This current is set by resistor so if user need more/less can himself to change it.

In Addition to all above features DiP-Pi Power Master is equipped with embedded 1-wire and DHT11/22 sensors interfaces. Combination of the extended powering, battery, and sensors interfaces make the DiP-Pi Power Master ideal for applications like data logger, plants monitoring, refrigerators monitoring etc.

DiP-Pi Power Master is supported with plenty of ready to use examples written in Micro Python or C/C++.


  • Dimensions 21mm x 51mm
  • Raspberry Pi Pico pinout compatible
  • Independent Informative LEDs (VBUS, VSYS, VEPR, CHGR, V3V3)
  • Raspberry Pi Pico RESET Button
  • ON/OFF Slide Switch acting on all powering sources (USB, EPR, Battery)
  • External Powering 6-18V DC (Cars, Industrial Applications etc.)
  • External Power (6-18VDC) Level Monitoring
  • Battery Level Monitoring
  • Inverse Polarity Protection
  • PPTC Fuse Protection
  • ESD Protection
  • Automatic Battery Charger (for PCB protected LiPo, Li-Ion – 2A Max) Automatic/User Control
  • Automatic Switch from Cable Powering to Battery Powering and reverse (UPS Functionality)
  • Various powering schemes can be used at the same time with USB Powering, External Powering and Battery Powering
  • 1.5A@4.8V Buck Converter on EPR
  • Embedded 3.3V@600mA LDO
  • Embedded 1-wire Interface
  • Embedded DHT-11/22 Interface

Powering Options

  • Raspberry Pi Pico micro-USB (via VBUS)
  • External Powering 6-18V (via dedicated Socket – 3.4/1.3mm)
  • External Battery

 Supported Battery Types

  • LiPo with protection PCB max current 2A
  • Li-Ion with protection PCB max current 2A

 Embedded Peripherals and Interfaces

  • Embedded 1-wire interface
  • Embedded DHT-11/22 Interface

Programmer Interface

  • Standard Raspberry Pi Pico C/C++
  • Standard Raspberry Pi Pico Micro Python

Case Compatibility

  • DiP-Pi Plexi-Cut Case

System Monitoring

  • Battery Level via Raspberry Pi Pico ADC0 (GP26)
  • EPR Level via Raspberry Pi Pico ADC1 (GP27)

Informative LEDs

  • VB (VUSB)
  • VS (VSYS)
  • VE (VEPR)
  • CH (VCHR)
  • V3 (V3V3)

System Protection

  • Direct Raspberry Pi® Pico Hardware Reset Button
  • ESD Protection on EPR
  • Reverse Polarity Protection on EPR
  • PPTC 500mA@18V fuse on EPR
  • EPR/LDO Over Temperature protection
  • EPR/LDO Over Current protection

System Design

  • Designed and Simulated with PDA Analyzer with one of the most advanced CAD/CAM Tools – Altium Designer
  • Industrial Originated

PCB Construction

  • 2 ozcopper PCB manufactured for proper high current supply and cooling
  • 6 mils track/6 mils gap technology 2 layers PCB
  • PCB Surface Finishing – Immersion Gold
  • Multi-layer Copper Thermal Pipes for increased System Thermal Response and better passive cooling

Designed and Manufactured in Europe