I purchased two Kano computer kit compete’s from Costco because they were on sale. I’m trying to use one of them to monitor network resources. The problem I’ve had is that it randomly powers off.
It only happens when it’s running with the power switch and battery. If I plug the Kano & screen directly into a usb power source it doesn’t happen. I tried running it on Raspbian instead of the Kano OS and it has the same problem.
I thought it might be an issue with my battery or power switch so I contacted Kano and they sent out a replacement switch and battery twice. Both of the replacements have the same problem. The second kit also has the same problem. I think it’s an issue with the battery. It has a built in defect that randomly cuts the power.
I’m not sure how the battery works. You can’t plug a device into the output USB-A. There’s no power delivery. Somehow when you push the power button, it requests power from the battery. I think that’s where the problem lies. At some point the battery thinks it shouldn’t deliver any power and it shuts it off.
Anyone have any idea what’s going on here? I like the idea of using the Kano as a network monitor with it’s built in battery backup but with the power issue, it will not work.