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VERY NAIEVE BATTERY QUESTION
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VERY NAIEVE BATTERY QUESTION

by mindwave65 on Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:33 pm

Ok,

This is going to show my naiveté in certain areas, but here goes:

When your creating an active powered project, is there a difference between "building a power cell/battery pack (fill in appropriate words here): to power the project when not plugged in:

As opposed to using a 10,000Mah Power Bank?

Like this, for example:
https://www.amazon.com/10000mAh-Portabl ... 160&sr=8-8

Now I know that creating your own allows you to make SURE that the parts are premium and will truly provide what you need when you need it, but a lot of power banks are under $20.

I'm sure that there is something about the power banks that Im missing, like LEARNING, but sometimes in the essence of time.......

For example, started putting a PiTALK together this week, using a raspberry pi powerboost circuit and hat and its all very cool. but Ive also got about 6 RASPIs setup around the house doing things, and FL in the late summer early fall has more than our fair share of lightening storms.

So maybe battery powering some of them, might be a good idea.

Im all about learning so if theres a lesson here, please let me know

thanks

J

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Re: VERY NAIEVE BATTERY QUESTION

by adafruit_support_bill on Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:17 pm

If you can buy something off the shelf that suits your needs and meets your budget, then it makes perfect sense to do so.

Valid reasons for choosing the DIY approach are;
* You need some special function or capability
* You want more flexibility for integrating the components into your project
* You want more control over the quality of the components
* You want to learn about the individual components and how they work together

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