Blues, formerly known as Blues Wireless, has just launched a new product that's set to revolutionize the IoT landscape. Known for their cellular IoT products, particularly the Notecard, Blues has now introduced Scoop, a capacitor-based backup power add-on board.
Scoop is not your typical battery; it's a Lithium-Ion Capacitor (LIC). This LIC is a special type of capacitor that operates in a wider range of temperatures than LiPOs, has a lower self-discharge rate, and doesn't have the shipping restrictions associated with lithium-based batteries. These features make it an exciting addition to the Blues line and a potential game-changer for IoT devices.
The Scoop is designed to provide reliable power and stable delivery over a short period. It's equipped with JST battery connectors, wired for Adafruit-style packs, and a charge connector J1. The output connector ranges from 2.5 to 3.8 volts, with four pairs of through-hole mounted male header pins.
One of the key benefits of Scoop is its ability to detect power outages. This feature is crucial for mission-critical applications where a power outage could lead to significant issues. With Scoop, your IoT device can switch to backup power, detect the change in charge, and send a message alerting you to the power outage.
Priced at just $10, Scoop is an affordable solution for reliable backup power. It's a plug-and-play device ready to be incorporated into your IoT projects.
For more information about Scoop and other Blues products, visit the Blues website. You can also check out the Blues featured platform on Electromaker to see all the latest community projects featuring Blues hardware.