Raspberry Pi is back with a surprise announcement!
What better way to start your week than with a new product announcement? This morning the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced their new PoE+ HAT and we wanted to showcase the new board, so without further ado, let's take a closer look!
The Raspberry Pi PoE+ HAT is designed to replace the existing Raspberry Pi PoE HAT in all new and existing designs. Like the original, the PoE+ HAT allows you to power your Raspberry Pi using Power over Ethernet networks. The PoE+ HAT meets all the requirements of the IEEE 802.3af (802.3at Type 1, PoE+) specifications. This ups the power the network can supply from 15.4 watts (PoE) to 25.5 Watts (PoE+) over CAT5 cable.
No modification to the main Raspberry Pi board is needed for the PoE+ HAT to work but you will need to ensure that your Pi’s software is up to date for all functionality to be available. The only thing that you will need to supply is your own Raspberry Pi!
We are beginning to accept pre-orders for the PoE+ HAT today and expect to start shipping boards in late June. Please be aware that we (as well as most people in our community) are still feeling the effects of several global supply chain shortages, so the expected ship date could slide out a bit. We'll be sure to keep you informed in case anything happens!