How to Power Off Your Raspberry Pi with Safe Shutdown and What Do You Need?

by Cindy Ding on March 06, 2019

Geekworm Raspberry Products with Safe Shutdown Function: X720 V1.0, X730 V1.1 and X830 V2.0.

From the year 2017 to the year 2018, Geekworm team get a lot of feedback with the requirement of Raspberry Pi safe shutdown and Raspberry Pi full power off function to protect the Raspberry Pi board to be safely power off after the unexpected power down.

We are willing to accept any prodcut feeback and new requirement of what function you need from all over the world, and of course we will consider the public demand. If you have any advice or good ideas, please contact us by .

In the year 2017, we release two products: X850 mSATA and X820 SATA extension module for the raspberry pi storage solutions.



For the X850 mSATA SSD storage expansion board, it has updated two times to the latest HAT size X850 V3.0 version to install a mSATA interface solid-state drive (SSD). The X850 V3.0 mSATA SSD USB 3.0 Storage Expansion Board is released in the year 2018.

For the X820 2.5 inch SATA HDD/SSD storage expansion board, it also has several update to the lateset X820 V3.0 version to install a 2.5 inch SATA interface hard disk drives (HDD) or solid-state drive (SSD). The original version is X800. We (Geekworm) cooperated with Suptronics, accept the customer feeback and email adivce from all over the world, modify and update the X800 to X820 V1.3 to X820 V3.0 to meet the most Raspberry Pi fans demand and requirement.

In the middle year of 2018, we release the X830 V1.1 version 3.5 inch SATA HDD storage
expansion board to install a 3.5 inch SATA interface hard disk drives (HDD). And now at the beginning of 2019, the X830 V2.0 version with safe shutdown fuction released. It means that your Raspberry Pi can be power off safely by the power control button on the X830 V2.0 board or through install the power switch on the board and the metal case.
X830 V2.0:

X830 V1.1:

For the safe shutdown script of X830 V2.0 board, you can refer to:

But please note that we only test this shell script base official Raspbian '2018-11-13-raspbian-stretch.img' version;

From time to time, we get more and more Raspberry Pi user requirement of Raspberry Pi
safeshutdown function and full power off. So the new rasoberry pi extension board:X720 V1.0, X730 V1.1 with safe shutdwon board is released with multi-functions.

For the X720 UPS HAT (18650 Power)+Safe Shutdown+Wake on Lan+RTC Power Management expansion board, it added with the following features:
Smart Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
Intelligent and safe power management
Integrated second 10/100M fast ethernet
Integrated Hardware Real Time Clock (RTC) with Battery Back-Up
Reserved 40-pin stackable Header for Add-On Boards

After launch this X720 board, it is popular with raspberry pi lovers with its combination of
multiple functions.

For the shell script for X720, include safe shutdown and real time clock script, you can refer to: , and we test this shell script base official Raspbian '2018-11-13-raspbian-stretch.img' version;

Also there is a X720 aluminum case is specially designed to intall X720 board and your
Raspberry Pi with all LEDs status still visible, it looks very delicate and beautiful

Another thing is that this X720 board can be used with the X820 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD extension shield for safe data backup and safe power off. But you need to be careful to power the whole kit.

For the X730 Safe Shutdown Auto Cooling Power Management expansion board, it is a simple safe shutdown with an automatic temperature controlled cooling fan board to control the Raspberry Pi to safe power off and cooling the Raspberry Pi. The X730 also reserves the 40- pin header that can be stacked with other Raspberry Pi accessory boards for enhanced applications.

But please note that the X730 board can not be used with the X820 v3.0 2.5 inch SATA HDD/SSD storage module, but perfect to use with the X850 v3.0 mSATA SSD storage module. You can refer to here for the details:

Raspberry Pi X730 Safeshutdown Auto Cooling Module+X850 mSATA Storage Module+Acrylic Case Kit

For the shell script for X730, you can refer to here:

One thing to be noted is that we only test this shell script base official Raspbian '2018-11-13-raspbian-stretch.img' version;

And now the X735 board with safe shutdown function is under develped to be suitable to use with X820 V3.0 board on Raspberry Pi.
Also we will update the X820 V3.0 use metal case to intall the X735 board, X820 V3.0 board and your Raspberry Pi to be safe data backup and safe power off to pretect the Pi and data.

How do you like these new boards designed for Raspberry Pi?
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