Compatibility Information

This page provides information about the compatibility of our products with the various Raspberry Pi models.

Here is the legend for the compatibility icons:

The product is compatible with the corresponding Raspberry Pi model.
The product is compatible with the corresponding Raspberry Pi model. However, a bit of additional tinkering is needed to make the product work with the Pi.
The product is not compatible with the corresponding Raspberry Pi model.

PowerBlock

The PowerBlock works with all models of the Raspberry Pi when ordered after 09/04/2019. Some additional tinkering is needed to make it work with the Raspberry Pi 4 when ordered before that date.

ModelCompatibility
Raspberry Pi B
Raspberry Pi A+
Raspberry Pi 2
Raspberry Pi Zero
Raspberry Pi 3
Raspberry Pi 4 when ordered before 09/04/2019
Raspberry Pi 4 when ordered after 09/04/2019

To make the PowerBlock reliably work with the Raspberry Pi 4 you need to put a 10K resistor between GND (” – “) and the pin “S2” (GPIO pin 11). You can use any of the available GND pins, for example, “IN -” or “OUT -“.

ControlBlock

The ControlBlock works with all models of the Raspberry Pi when ordered after 09/04/2019. Some additional tinkering is needed to make it work with the Raspberry Pi 4 when ordered before that date.

ModelCompatibility
Raspberry Pi B
Raspberry Pi A+
Raspberry Pi 2
Raspberry Pi Zero
Raspberry Pi 3
Raspberry Pi 4 when ordered before 09/04/2019
Raspberry Pi 4 when ordered after 09/04/2019

To make the ControlBlock reliably work with the Raspberry Pi 4 you need to put a 10K resistor between GND (” – “) and pin 11 of the GPIO header. You can use any of the available GND pins, for example, pin 9, which is next to pin 11 on the same side of the GPIO header

GamepadBlock

The GamepadBlock works with all models of the Raspberry Pi.

ModelCompatibility
Raspberry Pi B
Raspberry Pi A+
Raspberry Pi 2
Raspberry Pi Zero
Raspberry Pi 3
Raspberry Pi 4
Raspberry Pi 4