Mobile computer power using Pi 3B+ and PowerBoost 1000


I’d like to build a small and mobile computer running Linux. Something I can take anywhere with a small wireless keyboard and do programming. Purely for fun.

I have setup a Pi 3B+ running Debian Stretch Lite with the official 7" touch screen.

It running great and meets all my needs except the lack of mobility. I would like to build something like this to make for mobility…

But I’m concerned the PowerBoost 1000 Charger may not be suitable for the Pi 3B+

The tech spec state 2A internal switch (~2.5A peak limiting) means you can get 1000mA+ from a 3.7V LiPoly/LiIon battery

Does this mean it can NOT draw more than 2A or 2.5A max from the battery?

Components details below…

As an aside, I read another similar topic regarding the Pi 3B+ power requirements, and the answer of 2A would was sufficient. If this is the case, then perhaps the PowerBoost 1000 should be ok. I hope.

Hi Peter,

Thanks for dropping by! The PowerBoost 1000 will not work with the Pi3B+. We’ve shared performance tests with the Raspberry Pi 3 B+, when at load, it uses >1000mA.

Perhaps grab a USB Battery Pack from Officeworks or the like, hard to beat that value.