The PiSugar S and PiSugar S Pro bring battery power to the Raspberry Pi on the cheap
The PiSugar Kitchen has released a new set of battery add-ons for the Raspberry Pi and Raspberry Pi Zero. The company has called its new models the PiSugar S and PiSugar S Pro, which follow the first and second generation add-ons that it released in 2019 and 2020, respectively.
The PiSugar S is the smaller of the two add-ons and is the accessory that the PiSugar Kitchen has designed for the Raspberry Pi Zero W. The uninterruptible power supply (UPS) contains a 1,200 mAh battery and has an input and output of 5V/2A. The PiSugar Kitchen has included a GPIO button for turning on a Pi Zero and claims that you can expand the board with solar or wireless charging.
While the PiSugar S should provide more than six hours of battery life to the Zero W, the PiSugar S Pro should deliver up to ten hours to the Raspberry Pi 3B. Specifically, the PiSugar S Pro has a 5,000 mAh battery, along with a 5V/3A input and output. Like the PiSugar S, the PiSugar S Pro has a GPIO button for switching on a Raspberry Pi and supports solar/wireless charging expansion.
The PiSugar S Pro is available to order for US$29.99 through Tindie. By contrast, the PiSugar S costs US$27.99. Unfortunately, the latter is out of stock at the time of publication.