Bring your next Omega2 project on the go with the Power Dock! Equipped with on-board battery management, the Power Dock allows you to recharge and monitor battery levels, while providing a header to connect Onion Expansions.
The Power Dock provides power to the Omega2 via a lithium polymer battery. It also comes with a charging circuit to allow you to charge your battery. The Power Dock does not come with a USB-to-serial chip but the GPIOs are broken out so you can use Expansions.
The Power Dock has a 30 pin Expansion Header, allowing you to use all of your Onion Expansions. It provides the Omega with the 3.3V it needs to run, while also providing 5V for the Expansions and USB Host port.
The Power Dock is flexible: it can run off just a battery or just by drawing power from the Micro USB port. Charging the battery requires having both the battery and the Micro USB plugged in. Don’t worry, the Omega will still work with no interruptions while charging.
The Micro-USB port supplies 5V to the Dock. This voltage is stepped down to the required 3.3V required to power the Omega, and also provides 5V to the Expansions and USB Host port. The Micro-USB Port is used to supply power to the Power Dock. Connect the Dock to a power source such as a computer or a USB wall adapter to recharge your battery, or to use your board without a battery.
Note: The Omega2 power dock does not include a battery or cables.
- Micro-USB port - Port is used to supply power to the Power Dock
- No-USB-to-Serial - connect to your Omega’s terminal with SSH instead of micro USB
- Power Switch - The power switch has no effect on the battery charging
- Battery connector - For use with a 3.7V LiPo Battery with a standard 2-pin JST-PH connector
- Reset button - Reboot and factory restore
- Omega USB Port - USB 2.0, and is a type A connector
- 4 x LED - Battery Level Indicators
Differences from the Expansion Dock
The main differences between the power dock and the expansion dock are: * Addition of battery management circuits and battery level indicator LEDs * Addition of 2-pin JST-PH connector for batteries * All circuit components are surface-mount * No USB-to-Serial Chip * No RGB LED