Battery Drain


If you shutdown Raspberry Pi B+ for a period of time with the PiBorg and battery pack connected what if any level of battery drain will there be?

Also does PiBorg make use of a diode that allows current to flow in one direction only?

Please advise.


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We measured the following power drain from a shutdown Raspberry Pi B+
BattBorg with 8x rechargeable AAs → 52 mA

There is no protection diode on BattBorg to prevent reverse powering, so do not plug the 5v power cable and a BattBorg in at the same time ^_^

That's an interesting tidbit. I may have to see if I can work it into my recharging system somehow. ;)

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