BitScope Blade BB04 is a power and mounting solution for four Raspberry Pi and (optionally) Touchscreen Display.
It's perfect for building industrial strength large redundant servers and/or private clouds with Raspberry Pi.
BitScope Blade Quattro Pi is a rack and wall mountable power solution for up to four Raspberry Pi computers.
Quattro Pi solves the power problem when using Raspberry Pi in industrial and related mission critical applications.
It has a built-in 5V switch mode power supply capable of powering four Raspberry Pi and up to eight USB devices which are be connected via the Raspberry Pi.
Such devices can include almost any type of USB hard disk (HDD) or solid-state drive (SSD). Of course any USB powered BitScope (such as BitScope Micro) other peripherals such as keyboards, mice, WiFi and Bluetooth dongles can all be used.
Quattro Pi accepts supply voltages ranging from 9V to 48V making it compatible with 9V, 12V, 24V and 48V power sources.
It can be used with simple plug packs, 12V batteries, low cost uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and even passive power over ethernet (PoE) solutions. Quattro Pi can even be used to power and mount the Raspberry Pi 7" Touchscreen Display, four Raspberry Pi, and up to four BitScopes!
BitScope Blade Quattro Pi is custom designed to build servers and clusters.
Quattro Pi can be purchased configured as a 19" 1RU rack mount server with built-in five port network switch.
A set of five Pi can be configured as a 20 node compute cluster pack with Raspberry Pi.
The mounting plates are connected to V+ (top) and GND (base) on each blade.
The insulating mounting posts on the plates mean that by simply connecting 9V to 48V to the top plate, the entire cluster can be powered without any additional wiring. The base plate also has cut-outs to run HDMI cables allowing up to 5 monitors to be connected to each cluster.
Two Blade Packs can be mounted side-by-side in a 19" rack to build a Blade Rack 40 server just 7RU high.
|Product Name||BB04 BitScope Blade Quattro Pi|
|Compatible Raspberry Pi Models||Raspberry Pi 3, 2, B+, A+ and Pi Zero|
|Supports Raspberry Pi Display||Yes (optional wall mount).|
|Raspberry Pi per Unit||4|
|USB Ports per Unit||16|
|HDMI & sound outputs||Yes (Raspberry Pi slot 1)|
|Primary Power||5V (Raspberry Pi J8 & USB)|
|Auxilliary Power||Yes (5V via header)|
|Indicator LEDs||Board Power & Devices Available|
|Device power-down header||Yes|
|Blade mount tabs||Vcc & Gnd with M3 holes|
|Raspberry Pi mounts||M2.5 per HAT specification|
|Mounting feet included||Yes|
|19" rack compatible||7RU (with metalwork option)|
|DIN Rail compatible||Yes (with DIN rail option)|
|Power budget||4A (peak), 3A (continous)|
|UPS compatible||Yes (includes blocking diode)|
|PoE compatible||Yes (with passive PoE cable)|
|Power Requirement||9V (4A) ~ 48 V (500mA)|
|Operating Temperature||0 °C to 40 °C|
|Storage Requirements||-40 °C ~ +40 °C / 5 % ~ 95 % RH|
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||65 x 280 x 25 mm|
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