Pinouts

Power Supply

The two amplifier chips use the 3V + 5V + GND power pin at the 'top' of the 2x20 header. If using 3W speakers, you can draw a significant amount of current, over 1.5 Amps! Make sure you power your Pi with a good wall adapter like our 2.4A microUSB power plug.

5V 2.5A Switching Power Supply with 20AWG MicroUSB Cable

PRODUCT ID: 1995
Our all-in-one 5V 2.5 Amp + MicroUSB cable power adapter is the perfect choice for powering single-board computers like Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone or anything else that's power...
$7.50
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Alternatively, if you really need a lot of power, use a 5V 4A power adapter and then a DC to micro USB adapter

5V 4A (4000mA) switching power supply - UL Listed

PRODUCT ID: 1466
Need a lot of 5V power? This switching supply gives a clean regulated 5V output at up to 4 Amps (4000mA). 110 or 240 input, so it works in any country. The plugs are "US...
$14.95
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MicroUSB Plug to 5.5/2.1mm DC Barrel Jack Adapter

PRODUCT ID: 2727
The premise of this MicroUSB Plug to 5.5/2.1mm Jack adapter is simple. There's a MicroUSB plug on one end and a 5.5mm/2.1mm DC barrel jack with center...
$1.95
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I2S Audio Data Pins

The Bonnet uses 3 data pins and they cannot be changed! Pins #18, #19 and #21 are used. All other pins are available

Speaker Outputs

This is the fun part, you get stereo output - one left and one right channel. Each one is Bridge-Tied-Load so do not connect both outputs together to get more volume!

You can use the JST 4-pin plug in the center if you're going to just plug in one of our enclosed speaker kits:

Stereo Enclosed Speaker Set - 3W 4 Ohm

PRODUCT ID: 1669
Listen up! This set of two 2.8" x 1.2" speakers are the perfect addition to any audio project where you need 4 ohm impedance and 3W or less of power. We particularly like...
$7.50
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OR

You can use the terminal block spots on the left & right to connect regular speaker cones. You'll need to solder wires on and such but this way you can use whatever speaker you like! We suggest 8 ohm 1W or 4 ohm 3W. For louder audio, but more power usage, use the 4 ohm speakers. For quieter audio, but less power usage, use the 8 ohm speakers

Speaker - 3" Diameter - 4 Ohm 3 Watt

PRODUCT ID: 1314
Listen up! This 3" diameter speaker cone is the perfect addition to any audio project where you need an 4 ohm impedance and 3W or less of power. We particularly like this cone as...
$1.95
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Speaker - 3" Diameter - 8 Ohm 1 Watt

PRODUCT ID: 1313
Listen up! This 3" diameter speaker cone is the perfect addition to any audio project where you need an 8 ohm impedance and 1W or less of power. We particularly like this cone as...
$1.95
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You can also use other 'audio' devices like sonic transducers! These are devices you can put down onto a surface like a table, to make it into a speaker.

Medium Surface Transducer with Wires - 4 Ohm 3 Watt

PRODUCT ID: 1785
Turn any surface/wall/table etc into a speaker with a surface transducer. This type of speaker does not have a moving cone like most speakers you've seen. Instead, a small metal...
$14.95
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This guide was first published on Dec 07, 2016. It was last updated on Dec 07, 2016. This page (Pinouts) was last updated on Aug 10, 2017.