No battery? No problem! Without a battery connected, the Power Dock behaves almost like the Expansion Dock. You can provide power with a short Micro USB cable and the regulator circuits on the Dock will ensure the Omega always receives the stable 3.3V it needs to operate optimally.
Note that the Power Dock does not have include USB-to-Serial chip, so you will need to use SSH or the Console over WiFi to connect to your Omega. See the links below on how to do this.
The Dock exposes several of the Omega's features to the user:
The Omega's GPIOs are exposed on the Expansion Header. Use the header to plug in Onion Expansions or connect to external circuits
Connect USB devices directly to your Omega
Control the RGB LED on the Dock using the Omega's GPIOs
Press the Reset Button to reboot your Omega, hold it for 10 seconds to perform a factory restore
Turn your Omega on and off with the Power Switch
Compatible with all Omega Expansions. Extend the functionality of...