External Supply for the 3pi


I’m planning on adding an external power supply to the 3pi. Is there any harm in feeding power directly into Vbat? I could find the circuit description of the “pushbutton power circuit” to check if that might damage something. I want to be able to switch the power on and off from outside without the need of pressing the power button.

- Kjion


It should be fine if your supply is in the range of what the batteries put out (4-6V) and if the batteries are not installed (otherwise, you might short the power supply to your batteries).

- Jan

I want to use an external 5V supply to power the 3pi, with the batteries removed of course. So it’ll be fine.

- Kjion