This PCB simplifies the task of distributing power to the mini arcade's main components: LCD, amplifier, and Raspberry Pi (or other single board computer). This PCB is just a glorified hub with easy terminations for wire pairs and dc pigtails to make the task power wiring straight forward. This PCB can accept the common adjustable DC buck (step-down) converter for those who want to use a 12V DC input on their arcade. I've built enough mini arcades that I know wiring was still painful and confusing for beginners . Though not required, the Power Block PCB will make the task easier to manage and get things wired faster.
If you solder the appropriate resistors this PCB also functions as a high-current USB charger.
Works with all Pi's (Zero, 1, 2, 3, 3+).
I've only tested this voltage divided on the devices I have. The rest is unverified information from the internet- proceed with caution.
|2400mA||2.7||2.7||untested and risky for this module|
|Samsung phones/ PS4 controller||1.2||
|tested! and working fine|
|unknown||D- shorted||D+ shorted||untested|
All Full kits now include 3 (three) of these DC pigtail cables incase you decided to go with the arcade power block at a later time. If you have an older kit and need some extra DC pigtail cables, they are available.