General-purpose industrial gateway box
based on the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
The BH3 comes with an internal regulator that provides a stable 5V power supply through its
circuit or the Raspberry Pi pin header. Although there
has previously been concerned over the power supply for Raspberry Pi, this enhancement allows it to operate with more stability. The high-internal resistance MicroUSB
port is not for power supply.
Watch Dog Timer
This makes it very unlikely that the system will hang on
you while you are out in the field.
Simple UPS Function
A simple UPS function with an electric double-layer
capacitor allows the device to operate without power for approximately 30 seconds. If a power loss is detected, a
safe shutdown process can be performed during this time, which significantly reduces damage to the Micro SD card.
The GPIO port of the Raspberry Pi generates mV noise at a level in the hundreds which can
cause it to malfunction if it
is touched. Through the use of a metal case and a
grounding process, we have managed to reduce the noise level to a mere few tens of mV.
Compliance & Safety
with the Bare Metal Raspberry Pi 3B
|Items||Raspberry Pi 3 Model B||BH3|
|1*||Protects SD card content from
momentary power failures
|No||10 times or more without issue|
|2*||Power supply||microUSB||Pin header|
|4*||Device power surges and static
|5*||Physical pin noise level||Hundreds of mV||Tens of mV|
- *1 The BH3 uses a shutdown process to avoid momentary power failures and thereby protect the SD card.
- *2 Power is supplied by converting the 7.5V/3A adapter to 5V/3A on the internal circuit board.It automatically switches to a simple UPS with an electric double-layer capacitor if a power failure occurs.
- *3 The RTC is backed-up by a battery.
- *4 See the Technical Note for test results.
- *5 The GPIO port of the Raspberry Pi generates hundreds of mV of noise which can cause
The noise level has been reduced by using a metal case and performing grounding.
- *6 This makes it very unlikely that the system will hang on you while you are out in the field.
- *7 The BH3 is designed to prevent thermal runaway and has a temperature range of 0 to 40°C.
|Based CPU board||Raspberry Pi 3 Model B|
|OS||Raspberry Pi OS(Downloadable BH setup tool provided)|
|CPU||1.2GHz / 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 CPU|
|GPU||400MHz/Broadcom VideoCore IV|
|Audio Out||3.5mm Audio Jack ／ Full-HDMI ／ USB Port|
|I/O Connectors||GPIO 40Pins (3 GPIO ports are reserved for the power supply circuit and RTC.
5 ports for general-purpose switches can be selected to be used or unused.
|Network||10/100Mbps Ethernet IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.1 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)|
|Card Slot||Micro SD card slot|
|Strage||Dependent on the micro SD card, (8GB reserved for OS)|
|AC adapter||AC100-240V、50/60Hz , DC 7.5V 3A|
|Size||32 x 89 x115mm, 1.26 x 3.50 x 4.53inch (Excluding protrusions)|
|Weight||420 g, 0.93 lb (Not including AC adapters)|
|Operating Temperature||0°C～40°C, 32°F～104°F (Non-condensed)|
|LED||General-purpose LED (Program controllable)|
(Guaranteed performance value)
|Lightning surge (Noise Laboratory Co., Ltd. LSS-15AX-C3)||±2kV for AC power supply lines|
|ESD(Noise Laboratory Co., Ltd. ESS-2000 & TC-815R)||Contact discharge : 8KV/Air discharge : 15kV|
|Operating temperature(ESPEC CORP. PL-4KP)||0 to 40°C|
Explanation of each part
- LAN Cable socket
- USB plug-in socket
- HDMI plug-in socket
- AC adapter plug-in socket
- Running application LED (Orange)
- OS activation LED(Green)
- Operation mode selector switch
- Power switch
- Lead-time for shipment
- Less than 100 set : 7days
Over 100 sets : 60 days
Over 500 sets : 90 days
- Shipping method
- Express mail service,Courier service,Other method is available on request
- BH3 unit (Includes Raspberry Pi) and AC adapter
- Demonstration unit
- We will offer a demo unit at a special price
- OEM,customized service
- Available on request.
OEM and customization are possible depending on the conditions such as quantity and specifications.
For example, we can supply BH3 without Raspberry Pi. Please feel free to contact us for OEM and customization.
- Warranty period
- The warranty period is one year from the Invoice date. (Except for Raspberry Pi).
An extended warranty period is available upon request.
We will quote separately regarding the requested warranty period.
- We will repair or replace it free of charge during the warranty period.
However, you will be responsible for the return shipping charges within the warranty period, and we will be responsible for the shipping charges for repaired or replaced products.
The repair period is approximately 5 days.
- Repair response period
- The repair response period depends on the product life of the Raspberry Pi.
Therefore, the repair response period is not set.
About OS and functions
- Is it possible to install the functions for the BH series on the OS that I set up myself?
- It is possible. The operation of RASPBIAN 3.18 or later OS has been confirmed. RTC / Watch Dock Timer / Shutdown settings can be installed.
- Do you disclose the source code of OS for BH series?
- We disclose the source code and description of the functions added to Raspbian. You can modify it if necessary.
- Are there any restrictions on the applications and settings to install?
- There are no particular restrictions.
- BH3 uses a metal case. Will the signal strength of WiFi and BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) be weaker than the case made of plastic resin? Are there any measures to be taken when the signal strength is weakened with a metal case?
- Since BH3 is a metal case, it has been confirmed by actual measurement that the radio field intensity is attenuated by about 20%. In particular, we believe that BLE has an impact on its use at a distance. In that case, please use an external BLE dongle. It is difficult to define the distance unconditionally, but in our experience it is practical unless the distance is far or space intricate.
- Please tell us about the test conditions for the environmental test of BH3.
- The test conditions are "24 hours operation in a constant temperature bath at 0 degrees, 24 hours operation in a constant temperature bath at 50 degrees". A test that operates for 24 hours with temperature changes. 1) From 25 degrees to 0 degrees over 30 minutes and keep 0 degrees for 6 hours 2) From 0 degrees to 5 hours to 50 degrees and keep 50 degrees for 6 hours 3) From 50 degrees to 30 minutes to 25 degrees keep 25 degree for 6 hours
- Can BH3 be customized for PoE power supply?
- Unfortunately, customization is not possible.
About power supply and voltage
- If it is shut down due to a power failure, is it possible to automatically start BH3 when the power is restored?
- It is possible. Automatically starts when the power is restored
- I have a question about the operating time of 30 seconds when the power is turned off. What is the power consumption of the Raspberry Pi?
- The internal backup capacity is approximately 4200mAsec (actual measurement). In our shutdown process, the power supply to USB is stopped immediately after the power interruption. In this state, the Raspberry Pi consumes about 200mA or less, so it is assumed that it will operate for about 30 seconds.
- Please tell us about the life of the electric double layer capacitor mounted on BH2 / BH3.
About other hardware
- What is the assigned GPIO number?
- GPIO2, 3, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27 have been assigned.
- Is it waterproof or dustproof?
- It is not waterproof or dustproof.
- ■For BH series developers
- Setup tool:bh-tools-latest.tar.gz
- Sample source of a program using a general-purpose switch:bhButton.zip
- General-purpose LED sample source:bhLED.zip
Compliance & Safety
- ■Test Report
- FCC Part 15 subpart B:2019, Class A ICES-009 Issue 6: 2016 +Amendment 1: 2017, Class A
- CB Report IEC 62368-1:2014(Additionally evaluated to EN 62368-1:2014/ A11:2017)
- UL/cUL 62368-1 (Certificate Number E509685)
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