RemotePi Board for Pi 4 (External IR and LED)


Turn any remote control into a power switch for your Raspberry Pi 4 Model B

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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 4 Model B, it is mainly intended to remote control and power off/on a media center system. i.e LibreElec, OpenELEC, OSMC, RasPlex, Raspbian, Volumio, RetroPie, Recalbox, etc. You do not even have to buy an additional remote ! 

This variant of the RemotePi Board has the IR receiver and a round 5 mm dual color LED connected via a 20 cm long cable (included). 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.

This RemotePi Board can also be used with the Raspberry Pi 3B+, Pi 3B, Pi 2B, P 1B+ or Pi 1A+ under certain circumstances. Please read the comments on our RemotePi Board Compatibility Matrix page for more information. 

Features :

  • This RemotePi Board has a built-in pushbutton, and a connector socket for an optional external illuminated pushbutton
  • You can use almost any IR remote to safely power your Raspberry Pi on and off. Power to the Raspberry Pi is completely cut off
  • Use the remote to control the user interface of LibreElec, OpenElec, OSMC, RasPlex, Volumio, RetroPie, Recalbox, ...
  • 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)
  • Transient overvoltage protection on board (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
  • In addition to the pushbutton or using a remote, you can 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 screw and nuts for mounting on Raspberry Pi
  • Pinout / schematics of the three on-board connectors is available on the support page in the section 'The Hardware'
  • New : Improved power connection reliability, the RemotePi Board for Pi 4 features a USB-C connector for power, the same as the Raspberry Pi 4B
  • New : The RemotePi Board for Pi 4 can handle much higher currents than the earlier RemotePi Boards, more than enough for the full 3A current provided by the USB-C power supply. We recommend using the official Raspberry Pi 4 power supply
  • New : The board has a 2 pin PH2.0 connector to power an optional 5V fan. The fan is only running, when the Raspberry Pi is on. We have a matching fan available here

This variant of the RemotePi Board for Pi 4 has the IR receiver and LED connected to a 20 cm long extension cable. It is also available in another variant with the IR receiver and LED built-in.

We offer a fan that can be connected to this RemotePi Board for active cooling.

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


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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