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X1200 V1.2 Packing List
X1200 V1.2
X1200 V1.2
X1200 V1.2 with Raspberry Pi 5
X1200 V1.2 with Raspberry Pi 5
X1200 V1.2 with Raspberry Pi 5 & Active Cooler

Safety Instructions & Warnings

  • It is essential to read and understand these safety instructions and warnings before charging your batteries.
  • Lithium Polymer and Li-ion batteries are volatile. Failure to read and follow the instructions below may result in fire, personal injury, and damage to property if charged or used improperly.
  • Never make a wrong polarity connection when charging or discharging battery packs. Always double-check the polarity of the battery's connector to ensure that "+" is connected to "+" and "-" is connected to "-".
  • Do not mix and use old batteries with new batteries, or batteries with different brand names.
  • Lithium batteries have a limited cycle life. Please replace old batteries with new ones when they reach their service life or when they are two years old, whichever comes first.
  • When charging the Battery Pack, please place the battery in a fireproof container. Do not leave the UPS shield on wood material or carpet unattended.
  • Keep the UPS shield away from children to ensure their safety.
  • Please watch Main Video and Tutorial Video regarding 18650 batteries at: https://www.staysafebattery.com/en/
  • Battery Recommend for Geekworm UPS board, please refer to: File:NCR18650B.pdf


X1200 is an innovative uninterruptible power supply (UPS) expansion board designed specifically for the Raspberry Pi 5. With its advanced features and robust power backup capabilities, the X1200 is perfect for even the most demanding Raspberry Pi setups.

Model Compatible with Position Battery Holder NO. How to Power Note
X1200 Raspberry Pi 5 Bottom 2-Cell 5Vdc 5A via USB Type-C of X1200 /
X1201 Raspberry Pi 5 Bottom 2-Cell 5Vdc 5A via USB Type-C of X1201 Ultra-thin
X1202 Raspberry Pi 5 Bottom 4-Cell 5Vdc 5A via USB Type-C of X1202; OR 6-18Vdc, ≥3A via DC 5521 power jack of X1202 /

Reliable Power Backup: The X1200 provides a stable 5.1V 5000mA power backup, ensuring uninterrupted operation of your Raspberry Pi. Whether you are running resource-intensive applications or powering multiple peripherals, the X1200 delivers reliable and consistent power supply.

Enhanced Power Management: One of the standout features of the X1200 is its enhanced power management system. It intelligently monitors the power status of the Raspberry Pi and automatically cuts off power when the Pi is shut down. This helps optimize battery life by entering an ultra-low standby power consumption mode. It ensures efficient operation and maximizes the lifespan of the UPS battery.

Seamless Power Switching: Equipped with AC power loss and power adapter failure detection, the X1200 seamlessly switches to backup power in the event of a power outage or power adapter failure. This feature guarantees that your Raspberry Pi remains operational and protected from unexpected power disruptions.

Convenient Features: The X1200 offers convenient features such as auto power-on, enabling your Raspberry Pi to automatically boot up when power is restored. It also supports full power-off from software, allowing you to safely shut down your Raspberry Pi without manual intervention.

Fast Charging: With fast charging capabilities of up to 3000mA, the X1200 ensures quick recharging of the UPS, making it ready to provide backup power whenever needed.

Versatile Design: The X1200 is designed to be attached on bottom and don't use the 40-pin header, enabling easy stacking with other Raspberry Pi accessory boards. This versatility allows you to expand the functionality of your Raspberry Pi and create enhanced applications tailored to your specific needs.

Seamless Data Backup: The X1200 is compatible with our range of storage products, providing seamless integration for safe and reliable data backup. Your valuable data remains protected, even in the event of a power failure.

Enhance the reliability and performance of your Raspberry Pi 5B with the X1200 UPS expansion board. Experience peace of mind with its advanced features and robust power backup capabilities. Trust the X1200 to ensure uninterrupted operation and safeguard your valuable data.


For use with

Raspberry Pi 5 Model B

Key Features

UPS Output

  • Provides continuous operation for up to 6 hours (duration depends on battery type and applications)
  • Supports a maximum current output of 5.1V 5000mA, suitable for most Raspberry Pi applications
  • Integrated Advanced Power MOSFET with an equivalent of 7mΩ RDS(ON) to minimize power loss
  • Convenient pogo pin connection for powering the Pi, eliminating the need for cabling and soldering

Battery Charging

  • Supports fast battery charging with a capacity of 3000mA
  • Battery charging control can be managed via GPIO
  • Provides protection against battery overcurrent and overvoltage
  • Built-in protection against reverse connection of battery cells
  • Integrated Maxim's fuel-gauge systems for reading battery voltage and percentage over i2c
  • On-board LEDs indicate battery charging and discharging levels of 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100%
  • Features a 2-cell 18650 battery holder

Power Input

  • Powered through the USB-C socket, eliminating the need to change your power adapter

Enhanced Power Management

  • Seamless power switching between backup power and power adapter
  • On-board push button performs the same actions as the Pi's power button
  • Automatically cuts off power when the Pi is shut down
  • On-board LED indicates power status and Pi detection
  • AC power loss and power adapter failure detection via GPIO
  • Auto power-on when power is applied or restored
  • Automatic safe shutdown when battery voltage is low (programmable)
  • Ultra-low standby power consumption to maximize battery life
  • Advanced system power-path management to minimize frequent charging and discharging of batteries


  • Connects to the Pi via convenient pogo pins, eliminating the need for additional cabling
  • Designed to be attached on the bottom, allowing the use of favorite HATs alongside it

Power&Charge input: 5Vdc 5A via USB Type-C of X1200

UPS output: 5.1V ±5% Max 5A

Battery charging current: Max 2.3-3.2A

Terminal Battery Voltage: 4.23V

Battery Recharge Threshold: 4.1V

Ports & Connectors:

  • USB Type-C socket x1
  • 18650 battery socket x2
  • 5V Power output connector x2 - XH2.54 2-pin

PCB Size: 85mm x 56mm

  • Do not apply power to your Raspberry Pi 5 via the Type-C USB socket.
  • Do not use 18650 battery with built-in protection circuit.

Packing List

  • X1200 UPS shield x1
  • M2.5 x 5 screws x4

User Manual


Q1: What battery is recommended for X1200?


Pls use high quality batteries from PANPASONIC, Toshiba, etc.

Do not use the battery with built-in protection circuit.

18650 battery size-2.jpg

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Anonymous user #5

one day 9 hours 43 minutes ago
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where to buy?


one day 7 hours 40 minutes ago
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Hi, X1200 is out of stock and is still in production.

Anonymous user #3

16 days ago
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It mentions above that "Battery charging control can be managed via GPIO". I cannot find any information on how to do this, does anyone have information about this? It would be nice if I could stop charging the cells at a configurable percentage.


15 days ago
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Hello,please refer toX1200 Hardware---Raspberry Pi GPIO used

Anonymous user #3

15 days ago
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For anyone else looking for the method to control the charging: "pinctrl set 16 op dl" will ENABLE charging the 18650 cells.

"pinctrl set 16 op dh" will DISABLE charging the 18650 cells.

Anonymous user #4

14 days ago
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Yes, that will work temporarily, but you should likely be using

'pinctrl set 16 pu' to stop charging and 'pinctrl set 16 pd' to start charging.


9 days ago
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Simple control of charging via GPIO16:

pinctrl set 16 op dh

- stops charging

pinctrl set 16 op dl

- starts charging

default is charging mode

Anonymous user #2

20 days ago
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Hi. Can this board be used for the Raspberry pi 4? I cannot use the 40 pin header as your 4 board does.


18 days ago
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Not support Pi4, because it power Pi5 via [pogo pin], you can use X-UPS1 or X703

Anonymous user #1

2 months ago
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Can Raspberry Pi 5 be powered thru the XH2.54 2-pin 5V Out connector only?


18 days ago
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There is no need to do this as the Pi5 can be powered via the pogo pins.