Powering the Project

I power my Circuit Playground Express with a Micro-USB cable and external battery.

USB cable - USB A to Micro-B

PRODUCT ID: 592
This here is your standard A to micro-B USB cable, for USB 1.1 or 2.0. Perfect for connecting a PC to your Metro, Feather, Raspberry Pi or other dev-board or...
$2.95
IN STOCK

USB Battery Pack - 2200 mAh Capacity - 5V 1A Output

PRODUCT ID: 1959
A smaller-sized rechargeable battery pack for your Raspberry Pi or Raspberry...
$14.95
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However, if you want to make the project more portable and compact, you can grab a lithium rechargeable battery and a switch that will fit nicely inside the case. Directions on that here.

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Adding a battery and switch
This guide was first published on Mar 28, 2018. It was last updated on Mar 28, 2018. This page (Powering the Project) was last updated on Oct 02, 2019.