RemotePi Board for Pi 3B and B+ (External IR and LED)


Turn any remote control into a power switch for your Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and Pi 3 Model B+

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Please note that this RemotePi Board is not fully compatible with the new Raspberry Pi 4 Model B, for more information about using this RemotePi Board with the Pi 4B, please read here.

We have another version of the RemotePi Board available for the Raspberry Pi 4 here.

Imagine an easier, more convenient way to use your Raspberry Pi media center, simply switching it on and off with a button of your remote, removing the annoyance to unplug power connectors or having to leave it on all the time.

The RemotePi Board is an intelligent infrared remote controlled power switch add-on board specifically designed for the Raspberry Pi 3B and Pi 3B+. It is mainly intended to remote control and power off/on a media center system, i.e LibreElec, OpenELEC, OSMC, XBian, RasPlex, Raspbian, etc. You do not even have to buy an additional remote !

This variant of the RemotePi Board has the IR receiver and a round 5mm dual color LED connected via a 20cm long cable (included in delivery). This is useful, if you want to use a non-transparent case or you want to mount the Raspberry Pi with the remote Pi Board out of sight.

Features :

  • This RemotePi Board has a built-in pushbutton, and a connector socket for an optional external illuminated pushbutton
  • You can use almost any remote to safely power your Raspberry Pi on and off. Raspberry Pi is completely cut off
  • Use the remote to control the user interface of LibreElec, OpenElec, OSMC, RasPlex, XBian, ...
  • Easy to install, fully assembled, no soldering required
  • Piggybacks onto the Raspberry Pi
  • No Raspberry Pi hardware modifications required
  • Does not occupy a USB port 
  • Very small footprint due to the use of SMD components
  • Long range infrared receiver (rated 45 meters)
  • Over-current and transient voltage protection on board (2.6 A polyfuse + transient voltage suppressor)
  • Power pad on the RemotePi Board PCB, you can solder external power cables
  • GPIO connector is only partly covered, this leaves pins free for other applications (for example I2C is available for other applications)
  • In addition to the pushbutton or using a remote, invoke power-shutdown from script or program
  • Illuminated pushbutton. Button glows red on standby and lights up when pressed
  • Firmware is user-upgradable !
  • The RemotePi Board is customizable !  Power-on LED is too bright for you ? Dim it ! Do you want the RemotePi Board to automatically switch on the RaspberryPi after a pre-defined time ? Set the power-on timer ! There are many more options to customize your RemotePi Board, see the configuration tool page for details
  • Comes with external IR receiver and LED cable assembly, mounting cap for LED case mount, and screws and nuts for mounting on Raspberry Pi
  • Pinout / schematics of the two on-board connectors is available on the support page in the section 'The Hardware'
  • New : New PCB Version 3.2 provides two pads (switched +5V and GND) to connect a fan (soldering required)

The RemotePi Board for Pi 3B and Pi 3B+ is also available in another variant with a built-in IR receiver and LED here.

We also have a GPIO adapter available, which could be useful, if you plan to use the RemotePi Board together with another Raspberry Pi add-on board, for example an audio card.


Please check out the RemotePi Board Compatibility Matrix to verify that you have selected the matching RemotePi Board for your Raspberry Pi Model.

This RemotePi Board is compatible with the following accessories :

Click here for more information about the RemotePi Board

Click here for support including installation and setup guide

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