PiZ-EzConnect – Connect Pi Zero to the Real World

Overview
Features
Datasheet
Downloads
Recommended Peripherals
Supported Models

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PiZ-EzConnect with header pins and additional terminal blocks

Overview
PiZ-EzConnect allows connection to any Raspberry Pi header pins via a terminal block. Like the Pi-EzConnect board, PiZ-EzConnect conforms to the Pi Zero dimensions, making this a nice, compact, easy to use and connect GPIO’s to a Pi. Pi Zero with a PiZ-EzConnect footprint

PiZ-EzConnect exposes the 40-pin header available on a Raspberry Pi. All odd numbered pins are accessible via terminal blocks Pins 2, 4 and 6 are exposed via a terminal block as those pins provide Power and Ground. Other even numbered pins are left to the discretion of the user.

A male header block is included for Pi Zero or Pi Zero W users.

PiZ-EzConnect can be used wherever the Pi-EzConnect is used. The compact form factor makes it convenient for use with Pi Zero, Pi Zero W, Pi 2, Pi 3 or other Raspberry Pi clones conforming to the Pi-HAT standards. These include OrangePi, Asus Tinker Boards and other boards.

Additional terminal blocks can be added to PiZ-EzConnect board. These terminal blocks are standard 3.5mm terminal blocks (3.5mm is the distance between the pins). These terminal blocks are readily available from any electronic component supply places.

Using a PiZ-EzConnect board, it is possible to connect multiple sensors and other electronic
devices / components to multiple GPIOs on a Raspberry Pi. With PiZ-EzConnect, you can
leverage the full capability of a Raspberry Pi.

Raspberry Pi 40pin Header layout pertaining to PIZ-EzConnect

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Features

  • Exposes Raspberry Pi Zero headers with easy to connect terminal-blocks.
  • Solderless and secure connections for all GPIO’s via terminal blocks.
  • Power and Ground are marked. 3.3V, 5V power terminalblocks are presoldered.
  • Power connections – 5V, 3.3V and ground connections.
  • Fits Pi Zero, Pi Zero W, Pi 2, Pi 3 or other Pi clones (e.g. Asus, OrangePi) with 40 pin headers.
  • Compact footprint.
  • Fully documented pins.
  • Includes male headers for Pi Zero and two additional 2-port terminal blocks for additional connections.
  • Terminal blocks can be soldered on bottom layer as well as top layer.

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Recommended Peripherals
The following peripherals are recommended.

PiZ-UpTime: UPS for a Pi using one Li-Ion 14500 battery, ideal for Pi Zero. UPS 5V via header or USB Power out. A micro-USB to micro-USB cable is provided for Pi Zeros which do not have the header installed.

Pi-UpTimeUPS: UPS for Pi-2 or Pi-3 using one/two 18650 batteries. Provides UPS 3.3V and 5V. Includes reset switch and provision for external reset switch. Pi-BB: Bread board with 300 connect points. Use this board to add other breakout boards with the Pi.

Pi-BB-RPS: Dual DC RPS-power breadboard, including 7-24V and USB power. 5V and 3.3V generated on board. Dual power provides Redundant Power Supply (RPS). Combine RPS with UPS power by connecting the Power out port on the Pi-BB-RPS to the power in port on Pi-UpTimeUPS. Also use the bread board for connecting other breakout ports. Use available 7V to 24V power to power the whole system. Use the over 240 connection points with breakout boards such as a Real-Time-Clock for off-grid uses.

Pi-BB: Bread board with 300 connect points. Power Pi and electronics. 5V and 3.3V Power bus is provided. Use the over 300 connection points with breakout boards such as a Real-Time-Clock for off-grid uses.

Pi-16ADC for 16 bit, 16 channel Analog to digital converter board for attaching analog sensors or monitoring other capabilities on the Raspberry Pi.

Pi-EzConnect: Secure GPIO connections for Pi-2 and Pi-3.

PiZ-EzConnect: Secure GPIO connections for Pi Zero. Can also be used with Pi-2 and Pi-3. Small compact Pi Zero format.

PiZ-EzConnect KIT: Build your own connector for Pi Zero or Pi-2, Pi-3 using PiZ-EzConnect board. Soldering required.

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Pi Models Supported

Supported Pi ModelsBy default, we ship the larger, 40 pin connectors which works with the Raspberry Pi+ (models A+, B+, Pi-2 and Pi-3, and other vendors adhering to the HAT standard). Pi-Zero is also supported, as long as a 40 pin header is soldered onto the Pi-Zero. The mounting holes for the standoff for Pi-zero are such that only two standoffs can be connected.

Older models of the Raspberry Pi with a 26 pin header are not supported

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