The PIBK01 breakout provides a convenient method to connect to a Raspberry Pi and mount it on a DIN rail. The right-angle DIN mount bracket minimizes the amount of DIN rail space required.
After plugging a Raspberry Pi into the socket header on the bottom side, signals may be conveniently accessed at terminal blocks. If a hat is needed, it can be plugged into the pin header on the top side (-STK version only).
A number of convenient design features, such as a prototype area and pads that accommodate a DC-DC converter* for operation from higher supply voltages, facilitate the inclusion of a Raspberry Pi in a variety of projects.
*See app note section for more information. DC-DC converter is not included with PIBK01.
In general, signal connections are self-explanatory. Each signal on the Raspbery Pi main header is brought out to a terminal block position. In addition, the signals are present on the top-side pin header so that a hat can be installed (-STK version).
In the case of a few signals (Ground, 5V, and 3.3V), the signals are available at multiple thru-hole locations and terminal block positions.
The -STK version (stacking version) has a 2x20 header with long pins going thru the PCB, allowing the user to add their own hat / bonnet. The -NSTK version (non-stacking version) has a 2x20 header with standard-length pins, so there is no capability for stacking a hat / bonnet.
Nylon standoffs (F-F, #2-56 thread, qty 4) and screws (qty 8) are included with this product. The standoff length (9/16") is appropriate for mounting a Raspberry Pi to the PIBK01.
When mounting a hat onto the PIBK01 (-STK version only), additional standoffs (M-F) should be acquired and used to provide a secure mounting. Due to the variety of hat designs and socket headers used on the hats, there is not one particular standoff height that is appropriate for all hats. Please refer to the documentation for the hat that is to be used to determine the height of the hat's socket header, and then please refer to the PIBK01 application note for information on a suitable standoff length.
Winford Engineering sells threaded standoffs that are suitable for various hats.
Pin Protector (-STK version only): A piece of styrofoam is used to protect the long header pins during shipping. Please remove the styrofoam block prior to use.
A breakout board is sometimes referred to as a "transition module", "terminal board", "terminal block", "breakout box", "breakout adapter", "terminator", or "interface module".
Pricing and Ordering
|Product #||Description||1+||10+||RoHS||Buy Now|
|PIBK01-NSTK-DIN||Breakout for Raspberry Pi, Non-Stacking Header, DIN mount||$53.00||$50.00||Yes|
|PIBK01-STK-DIN||Breakout board for Raspberry Pi, with Stacking Header, DIN mount||$55.00||$52.00||Yes|
All of the above items are normally stocked. Please call us if you need to verify availability for a specific quantity, or for pricing at higher quantities. Please visit our ordering page for our ordering policies and a list of ordering methods.