MMmm Pi PoE – Power over Ethernet board for Raspberry Pi


This is my very popular Raspberry Pi 2 or 3 PoE prototype board.
Just plug this add-on board into your Raspberry Pi 2 or 3, and you can provide power and add network connectivity to your Pi with just the one cable.

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MMmm Pi PoE


The MMmm Pi PoE is an add-on board that simply combines with your Raspberry Pi and brings Power functionality together with a double sided Perfboard area for your own custom parts and sensors. No need for more stackable HAT boards when you can combine it all into one. This board along with a PoE network switch will allow you to power your Raspberry Pi and provide an Ethernet connection in any location with just a single cable. Perfect for removing the clutter of wires and for reliable use in remote locations.


Price: $57 AUD + $10 delivery (Australia Only)

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Backorders are available in case there is no stock remaining.

Product Description


The MMmm Pi PoE is an add-on board that simply combines with your Raspberry Pi and brings Power over Ethernet functionality together with a double sided Perfboard area for your own custom parts and sensors. No need for more stackable HAT boards when you can combine it all into one. This board along with a PoE network switch will allow you to power your Raspberry Pi and provide an Ethernet connection in any location with just a single cable. Perfect for removing the clutter of wires and for reliable use in remote locations.

This board can be a total power solution for things like media players or a part of your own custom project.
Once you take the reliance of power points or battery's out of the equation, anything is possible. Just imagine a Pi 2 running Windows 10 IoT Core in your letterbox that detects when new mail arrives and sends you a message or plays a sound to scare the postman. Oh the fun.

Specification


  • Fully 802.3af compliant active Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • Power indicator on the Ethernet jack
  • Contains physical layer power negotiation circuitry, presenting itself as a Class 0 device
  • Fully isolated switched mode power supply (SMPS) – 1500V isolation input to output
  • Short circuit protection
  • High efficiency (up to 87%) regulated output
  • Input voltage 36-56V. Output voltage 5V with maximum output power 9W (1.8 Amps)
  • All GPIO pins are available for use
  • Raspberry Pi I/O broken out next to the prototyping area
  • 196 soldering points available to place your own components on the board

Included


  • One fully assembled board
  • Two Pi mounting stand-offs so you can secure the board to your Raspberry Pi 2 or 3
  • A short Ethernet cable soldered onto the board that plugs into your Pi
  • Board dimension is 5.5cm.(W) x 6.5cm.(L) x 1.5cm.(H).

Background


Early carnations of the MMmm Pi came into life back in 2011 when I was making door locking systems. A major requirement of the system was that a single cable was sent to each door to aid in installation. This cable needed enough power for a microcontroller with a NFC reader and a door strike along with a secure connection for communications back to the server.

The MMmm Pi HAT was born.

With some Bread board space to add your own project and a powerful 5v 9w power supply which is ample for running the Pi along with some hardware, you will be able to get your Pi up and running quickly.

FAQ


How do I install the MMmm Pi?

It is simply plug and play. Plug in the board, clip in the network patch cable and plug in your network cable. Done.

Will this work with other Raspberry Pi's?

Yes. As long as pins 2,4 are +5v and pins 6,9,14,20,25,30,34,39 are ground. (Check out the board pin outs) It works fine with the first generation Pi (Remove the video connector) Please note that the mounting lugs will not all match the holes in other Pi’s

How could I power down the device?

The whole point is it allows you to run your Pi in a remote location. There is no point to have a power switch on the device. (You could install one easily if you had to) You could remotely restart your device by toggling the power though your PoE switch. (Even possibly script this) Backup plan is to just unplug the network cable.

How much space do I have for my projects?

There is a 24x8 grid where you can position and wire up your own sensors or relays. There are a total of 107 available pins that you can use.

What are the pin outs on the breakout board?

The hardware port numbers are printed on the board. There is also a port mapping image for reference.

Are bulk orders and pricing available?

Yes. Send me a message with your requirements and we can sort something out.