DIN rail mounts or mountable enclosures for the Raspberry Pi have been available for years with products such as the RailPi 2.0 enclosure or TerraPi’s DIN rail mount, but PlasmaDan’s DINPi RACK adds another option that happens to be compatible with any Raspberry Pi board, be it model A, model B or Zero.
Since there’s no software involved, it will also with other SBCs with a 40-pin Raspberry Pi GPIO header and the same mounting holes as the Raspberry Pi SBCs, and DINPi RACK also supports one Raspberry Pi HAT or up to two Raspberry Pi pHATs, also known as uHATs (Micro HAT), plus there’s an extra 40-pin right angle for further example.
The board received CE & UKCA certifications, is RoHS compliant (lead-free), and is manufactured by a UL 796 certified manufacturer. This is what the DINPi RACK looks like with a Raspberry Pi Zero W and a Raspberry Pi HAT.
There’s no actual physical limit to the number of HAT you can connect to a Raspberry Pi when using the DINPi RACK in conjunction with one or more HAT RACKs besides the length of the DIN rail… Of course, at some points, power limitations will come into play, as well as potential incompatibilities between HATs if they use the same signals…
You’ll find the dimensions of the board and CE/UKCA certification documents on GitHub. The DINPi RACK is sold as a kit that you need to solder yourself or fully assembled with various optional accessories (DIN rail adapters, mounting spacers) on Tindie for $15 and up, as well as on PlasmaDan Electronics store for 12 GBP. You can also browse either store to find more DIN Rail mounting solutions for the Raspberry Pi, including the HAT RACK 90 shown above, as well as a few HAT and pHAT expansion boards.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.