The Intel® Edison is an ultra small computing platform that will change the way you look at embedded electronics. Each Edison is packed with a huge amount of tech goodies into a tiny package while still providing the same robust strength of your go-to single board computer. Powered by the Intel® Atom™ SoC dual-core CPU and including an integrated WiFi, Bluetooth LE, and a 70-pin connector to attach a veritable slew of shield-like “Blocks” which can be stacked on top of each other. It’s no wonder how this little guy is lowering the barrier of entry on the world of electronics!
The Power Block brings you an easy way to power your Intel® Edison stack without the need to use a battery. This block, which is identical to the Battery block in every way except the battery itself, can be used with an external power source for your Edison which can be plugged in with a micro USB cable to deliver a 500mA charge current. This board provides you with the option of either not having to use a battery at all while still allowing you the choice to add your own 3.7V battery if you so choose. If you choose to not include a battery, the expansion header will remain exposed allowing you to continue stacking blocks.
If you are looking to add a little more stability to your Intel® Edison stack, check out this Hardware Pack. It will provide you with increased mechanical strength for stacking Blocks on your Edison!
Note: This Block requires specific stacking considerations when attaching it to other SparkFun Edison Blocks. Check the Hookup Guide in the Documents section below for more information.