Hi, I’m looking to enable a controlled RasPi shutdown upon sudden power loss when car ignition is turned off on a RasPi, GPS Pi-screen application that needs to be very reliable. I’ve been looking reliable, long term, (3 to 5yr), cheap, simple, smallish plugin pcb solution.
Two options appear available; RasPi script to sense when power is suddenly disconnected, then temporary power supply via battery or SuperCap option.
After doing the research, I think a RasPi Supercap solution is the best option. If a unit has a rechargeable battery then it has to be charged at the very first power up to be reliable from the very start and this may not happen.
So anyone know of a board with supercaps, other than these ones ?
http://techniccontroller.ingwelt.com/mini-ups-for-raspberry-pi-zero/ ( possible option )
http://www.sensorsiot.org/safe-shutdown-for-raspberry-pi-with-super-capacitors-133/ (simple, reliable, safe?)
https://juice4halt.com/ (expensive, overcomplicated)
https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/5372/circuit-to-safely-power-down-pi (circuit only, possible, not tested)
Thanks for any suggestions.