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 ====== Add Powerdevices and Buttons to your Raspberry ====== ====== Add Powerdevices and Buttons to your Raspberry ======
  
-To keep the price down, the Raspberry Pi Baird doesn't ship with a power button, yet it's easy to add your own! This guide will show you how to add a power button to your Raspberry Pi that can turn on/off your BATOCERA system. +To keep the price down, the Raspberry Pi board doesn't ship with a power button, yet it's easy to add your own! This guide will show you how to add a power button to your Raspberry Pi that can turn on/off your BATOCERA system. 
  
 If you don’t want to build your own, several popular commercial options are available. They will add a power switch to your Raspberry Pu, sometimes provide a temperature-controller fan... and add a stylish look to your board.  If you don’t want to build your own, several popular commercial options are available. They will add a power switch to your Raspberry Pu, sometimes provide a temperature-controller fan... and add a stylish look to your board. 
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 >Note: When we "shut down" the Pi, it will send it into a halt state, which still consumes a very small amount of power. This is similar to how all modern computers work. In this guide walk through the process of adding a power button that will both halt and wake the Pi up from a halted state. Additionally, after your Pi has shut down, you can safely disconnect the power supply (should you desire) without the worry of data corruption. >Note: When we "shut down" the Pi, it will send it into a halt state, which still consumes a very small amount of power. This is similar to how all modern computers work. In this guide walk through the process of adding a power button that will both halt and wake the Pi up from a halted state. Additionally, after your Pi has shut down, you can safely disconnect the power supply (should you desire) without the worry of data corruption.
  
-====== Commercial Power Switches ======+==== Commercial Power Switches ====
  
 Here are some commercial powerdevices that are currently supported. These offer a real power cut, that means the Raspberry is really switched off. Usually these small power devices are plugged on top of the Raspberry using it's 40 Pin header. For further install instruction use the links provided. Here are some commercial powerdevices that are currently supported. These offer a real power cut, that means the Raspberry is really switched off. Usually these small power devices are plugged on top of the Raspberry using it's 40 Pin header. For further install instruction use the links provided.
  
-^Device Name                 ^system.power.switch   ^Where to buy and additional help to install                                       ^SideNotes^ +Here are the values you can put as ''system.power.switch=<value_below>'' in ''batocera.conf'':
-|ATXRaspi                    |ATX_RASPI_R2_6        |http://lowpowerlab.com/atxraspi/#installation|                                    | +
-|Mausberry Circuits          |MAUSBERRY             |http://mausberry-circuits.myshopify.com/pages/setup|                              | +
-|Pimorini OnOffShim          |ONOFFSHIM             |https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/onoff-shim|                                    | +
-|msldigital PiBoard r2013    |REMOTEPIBOARD_2003    |http://www.msldigital.com/pages/support-for-remotepi-board-2013|                  | +
-|msldigital PiBoard r2015    |REMOTEPIBOARD_2005    |http://www.msldigital.com/pages/support-for-remotepi-board-plus-2015|             | +
-|UUGear Witty Pi             |WITTYPI               |http://www.uugear.com/witty-pi-realtime-clock-power-management-for-raspberry-pi| +
-|Retroflag Cases             |RETROFLAG             |http://www.retroflag.com                                                          |enable UART in config.txt for LED action| +
-|Argon One for RPi4          |ARGONONE              |https://www.argon40.com/argon-one-raspberry-pi-4-case.html                        |define your own temperature/fan speed ladder in ''/userdata/system/configs/argonone.conf''|+
  
 +^ Device Name               ^ system.power.switch  ^ Where to buy and additional manufacturer information                                      ^ Notes BATOCERA related ^
 +| ATXRaspi                  | ATX_RASPI_R2_6       | http://lowpowerlab.com/atxraspi/#installation                                    |                             |
 +| Mausberry Circuits        | MAUSBERRY            | http://mausberry-circuits.myshopify.com/pages/setup                              |                             |
 +| Pimoroni OnOffShim        | ONOFFSHIM            | https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/onoff-shim                                    |                             |
 +| msldigital PiBoard r2013  | REMOTEPIBOARD_2003   | http://www.msldigital.com/pages/support-for-remotepi-board-2013                  |                             |
 +| msldigital PiBoard r2015  | REMOTEPIBOARD_2005   | http://www.msldigital.com/pages/support-for-remotepi-board-plus-2015                                         |
 +| UUGear Witty Pi           | WITTYPI              | http://www.uugear.com/witty-pi-realtime-clock-power-management-for-raspberry-pi  | Script uses WiringPi        |
 +| Retroflag Cases           | RETROFLAG            | http://www.retroflag.com                                                         | **NEW** NESPi4 support! [[add_powerdevices_rpi_only#retroflag|Get more details here]]     |
 +| Retroflag Cases with button | RETROFLAG_ADV            | http://www.retroflag.com                                                         | Same as the previous one, except the button can trigger actions, like stopping emulators    |
 +| Argon One for RPi4        | ARGONONE             | https://www.argon40.com/argon-one-raspberry-pi-4-case.html                       | [[add_powerdevices_rpi_only#argon_one|Get more details here]]  |
  
-====== Simple pushbutton or switches ======+ 
 +==== Simple pushbutton or switches ====
  
 It is possible to add a button to turn on and turn off your BATOCERA console properly! But how? It is possible to add a button to turn on and turn off your BATOCERA console properly! But how?
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 {{ batocera_pin56.png?400 |}} {{ batocera_pin56.png?400 |}}
  
-to connect the switch to the Raspberry Pi GPIO, plug a PIN on the GPIO3 (physical PIN 5 above on the left) and another on the mass located just to the right on the right (physical PIN 6):+to connect the switch to the Raspberry Pi GPIO, plug a PIN on the GPIO3 (physical PIN 5 above on the left) and another on the mass located just to the right on the right (physical PIN 6)
  
 ===== Activation of the switch ===== ===== Activation of the switch =====
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 Check in the table above what is the type of power switch you need.  Check in the table above what is the type of power switch you need. 
  
-Then, edit the config file ’’/userdata/system/batocera.conf’’ - in the example below with PIN56ONOFF. +Then, edit the config file ''/userdata/system/batocera.conf '' - in the example below with PIN56ONOFF. 
  
   * For a latching switch edit batocera.conf with your preferred text editor and add ''system.power.switch=PIN56ONOFF''   * For a latching switch edit batocera.conf with your preferred text editor and add ''system.power.switch=PIN56ONOFF''
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 +
 +==== Retroflag ====
 +
 +Retroflag is the manufacturer who takes focus on retro case for Raspberry Pi series and for origin looking retro game controllers. In the last years they've managed to bring some pretty nice looking housings to the market. These are inspired of gaming devices from the golden era of game consoles. If you are a proud owner of [[Retroflag GPicase|a GPicase]], then take a look here.
 +Besides the nice looking there are **always** working buttons for power and/or reset possible. But you have to take a few steps there.
 +
 +  - Enable the **Safe Shutdown Switch on the PCB**! This small switch depends on the used housing, refer to the shipped manual from Retroflag how to do this.
 +  - Edit ''batocera.conf'' and set the correct switch mode.
 +    - You can edit the config file from SAMBA share with your dedicated text editor
 +    - or use SSH and you can edit the config file with ''nano /userdata/system/batocera.conf''
 +    - or [[add_powerdevices_rpi_only#gui_menu_mode|use the GUI mode]], you need SSH for this method, too.
 +  - Activate or Select the correct powerswitch ''system.power.switch=RETROFLAG''
 +  - Reboot, this will activate the Safe Shutdown feature
 +
 +<WRAP center round info 80%>
 +**For the NESPi 4 case only**
 +
 +You have to do an additional reboot!
 +Sorry guys, but we need to make an autoconfig behind the scenes!
 +</WRAP>
 +
 +Also, for the NESPi4 case, you might experience some sluggishness using the HDD/SSD "cartridge". Here is [[https://www.reddit.com/r/RetroPie/comments/i9f45b/retroflag_nespi_4_ssd_boot_slowness_and_workaround/|a Reddit link]] that gives you a way to fix it (even if the reddit post was written for RetroPie, it has been reported as OK on Batocera too).
 +
 +==== Argon One ====
 +
 +Activate the Argon One fan by adding ''system.power.switch=ARGONONE'' in the configuration file ''batocera.conf''
 +
 +By default, the fan starts at 55 degrees Celsius. Your can define own temperature/fan speed ladder by editing the file ''/userdata/system/configs/argonone.conf'' (it can be also edited from the network, via the SHARE SMB folder).
 +
 +  # Configuration file for Argon One Pi4 case
 +  # temperatures are in Celsius
 +  # fan_speed are from 0-100 percent
 +  # syntax is: temp_threashold=fan_speed
 +  # default is:
 +  45=0
 +  55=10
 +  60=55
 +  65=100
 +
 +With this ladder, fan starts at 10% when reaching 55 degrees, and rises up to 100% when reaching 65 degrees Celsius. 
 +From the vendor recommendations, it is safe to start the fan at 55 degrees only. Less noisy. ;)
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