Pads under pi 3 power plug

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Pads under pi 3 power plug

Post by Korn16ftl3 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:01 am

So I bought this nespi case: ... BAb5NY5XAC

The only thing I don't like about it is the fact it powers the pi threw the GPIO pins and it bypasses the overload protection circuit.

I got to looking and the micro usb power port and on the bottom side I noticed it had solder pads (pictured)
Pads under usb port
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Am I able to solder my ground and +5v line to 2 of these and power the pi threw the protected circuit?

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Re: Pads under pi 3 power plug

Post by tinkerBOY » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:52 am

Yes those are the right pads for protected 5v and gnd.
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Re: Pads under pi 3 power plug

Post by cainkirisgai » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:28 am

yes you can I am currently doing that now with my project that i am building. Feel free to take a look
Here is my little RP3 build still working on a name

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