Portable Power for the Raspberry Pi and 7” Touchscreen

October 28, 2015 : TECHFacebooktwittergoogle_plusredditlinkedinmail

Following the eagerly anticipated Raspberry Pi screen launch back in October, our resident IT bod, Dan, couldn’t wait to get his hands on it.

Check out the video of Dan demonstrating how you can use the Proporta TurboCharger 12000 with your Raspberry Pi and Touchscreen, to make it perfectly portably powered in every way.

Using two of Proporta’s short USB leads (you can buy them here) Dan powered up both the Raspberry Pi and Touchscreen with ease. He used the high powered port for the screen and the lower powered port for the Raspberry Pi.

Based on the amperage of the screen and device vs. the power of the TurboCharger, we predicted that using both would give you 6 hours’ run time. However, when using a Wifi dongle Dan actually got 12 hours from the TurboCharger 12000. Pretty impressive.