PowerBlock and ControlBlock Compatible with Raspberry Pi 5

ControlBlock USB-C Connector

We are pleased to announce that the PowerBlock and the ControlBlock are now fully compatible with the Raspberry Pi 5. This expands the capabilities of our users and opens new possibilities in your projects.

The Raspberry Pi 5, with its enhanced performance and capabilities, it redefines the Raspberry Pi experience. By integrating our PowerBlock and ControlBlock, giving even more possibilities. A key highlight of this compatibility is the enhanced capability to handle not just momentary buttons, but also latching buttons.

Top-view of the ControlBlock

Key Features

  • Advanced Button Handling: The PowerBlock and ControlBlock are equipped with advanced features that allow for the seamless integration of both momentary and latching buttons. This means you can now create more complex and interactive projects with ease.
  • Enhanced Performance: The Raspberry Pi 5’s increased processing power and memory allow for smoother operation and more complex projects.
  • Improved Connectivity: With its advanced networking capabilities, the Raspberry Pi 5 can connect to a wider range of devices and services, expanding the possibilities for your projects.
  • Expanded Compatibility: Our PowerBlock and ControlBlock are designed to be user-friendly and versatile, making them a perfect match for the Raspberry Pi 5’s capabilities.

Getting Started

To integrate the PowerBlock with your Raspberry Pi 5, follow these straightforward steps:

  1. Update Your Raspberry Pi: Ensure your Raspberry Pi is running the latest software updates.
  2. Connect the PowerBlock: Refer to the detailed instructions in our user manual for connecting the PowerBlock to the Raspberry Pi.

Explore New Possibilities: With the Raspberry Pi 5, you can now undertake more complex and powerful projects than ever before.


Should you have any questions or require assistance with your setup, we are here to help.

Thank you for your continued support and interest in PetrockBlock products. We look forward to seeing the projects you will create with the PowerBlock on the Raspberry Pi 5.

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