Circuit Diagram

Wired Conenctions

Follow the circuit diagram above to reference the connections for each component. The parts are not to scale but should give you a visual idea of the circuit.

Battery Holder
Positive > UBEC  Positive
Negative > UBEC Negative

HDMI Backpack
GND > UBEC negative
+5V USB > UBEC postive

The positive wire on the battery is connected to the slide switch and postive wire on the UBEC (from the short wires). The short negative wire from the ubec is connected to the negative wire on the battery holder.

The +5V and GND pads next to USB port are connected to a female JST cable. A slide switch is connected to the -25mA pad on the HDMI display backpack. 

Cut the 'Open for -25mA' jumper before soldering connection to slide switch.

Powering with USB only

Optionally plug in a micro USB cable to the HDMI display backpack to power from a batterybank or wall outlet using a USB adapter.

You can optionally convert the UBEC into a microUSB cable using an DIY connector plug. Look up the pinouts for wiring and be careful to get it right!

This guide was first published on Dec 10, 2014. It was last updated on Dec 10, 2014. This page (Circuit Diagram) was last updated on Aug 17, 2019.