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PiFace PiRack Circuit Rack for Raspberry Pi

Code: A60NK

  • A board with multiple empty GPIO slots
  • Expands a single Raspberry Pi GPIO
  • Improves connectivity for bigger and better applications and projects

Product details

PiFace PiRack Circuit Rack for Raspberry Pi

• A board with multiple empty GPIO slots
• Expands a single Raspberry Pi GPIO
• Improves connectivity for bigger and better applications and projects
• Create an even longer GPIO board by connecting with other PiRacks
• Optional additional power socket for breakout boards
• Compatible with Raspberry Pi models with 26 pins or above

What functionality does the PiFace PiRack add to my Raspberry Pi?
The PiRack from PiFace offers the next step in connectivity and hardware projects for your Raspberry Pi board. The PiRack has five rows of GPIO pins, consisting of one row of female connectors and four rows of male pin connectors. The female connector row plugs into the GPIO header on the Raspberry Pi. The four rows of male pins are for plugging in multiple breakout boards to be controlled by a single Raspberry Pi.

The PiRack came about as a solution to the fact that the majority of Raspberry Pi breakout boards are not stackable, restricting you to one board at a time. The PiRack borrows the idea of multiple detachable slots in a desktop PC and applies that principle to your Raspberry Pi, allowing you to connect and disconnect four breakout boards with ease.

What could I achieve with the PiFace PiRack?
The PiRack allows you to connect multiple boards to the Raspberry Pi and power them in a way that was previously not possible. If you wish to supply additional power to the multiple boards attached, the PiRack comes with a 5V DC power socket. This is an essential feature for power hungry breakout boards. The PiRack works with standard 5.5mm x 2.1mm DC power adapters as can be found here.

There is a lot of clearance between the boards, allowing for further connections to the breakout boards themselves. If the four additional slots are not enough, you can daisy-chain the PiRack boards by connecting them to each other. Connecting multiple PiRacks together gives you even more access to input/output devices for very large projects.

What is compatible with the PiFace PiRack?
The PiRack is compatible with all Raspberry Pi boards that have 26 or more GPIO pins including the models A, A+, B, B+ and version 2.

The PiRack provides the ability to access multiple Pi Face Digital pins. Examples of how to do this and other information on using the PiRack can be found at this link.

Specifications
Type of devices PiRack
Compatible with which Pi's? A, A+, B, B+ and B V2
Pin outs N/A
Sockets GPIO
Voltage 3.3V from Raspberry Pi
Current 1 A minimum
Switching current N/A
Assembly required No
Soldering required No
Package Contents
PiRack Board

Bulk Prices

Item code Item name Quantity Price
A60NK PiFace PiRack Circuit Rack for Raspberry Pi (1+) £14.99

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