Pinecil V2

  • Package: 15cm x 9cm x 2.2cm, white box (released Aug 2, 2022)

  • Dimensions: 155mm with solder tip or 103mm without solder tip x 12.8mm x 16.2mm

  • Weight: 28g with solder tip, 18g without solder tip

  • Soldering Tip: includes type ST-B2 (short tip), Length 86mm, weight 8.2g

  • Platform: Ralim’s IronOS build

  • Display: OLED White Color Monochrome Display 0.69" 96x16 pixels

  • Chipset: Bouffalo BL-706

  • CPU: 32-bit RV32IMAFC RISC-V "SiFive E24 Core" @ 144 MHz

  • Memory:

    • 192KB Internal ROM

    • 132KB SRAM System

  • Power Ports (12V-24V, 88 Watts):

    • Only use one power port at a time (USB or DC barrel)

    • USB type C: PD 12V-20V 3A and QC 3.0 12V-20V 3A (magnetic tip USB-C cables are not recommended, and not USB compliant)

    • Barrel Jack: DC5525, 12V-24V, minimum 3amps.

    • Trying to use an incorrect barrel jack, i.e., DC5521 will BREAK the connector (if it doesn’t go in easy, it doesn’t fit).

    • Recommend operating voltage 12-24V, but a 12V USB-C charger will not perform as well or heat as fast as a USB-C PD65W/20V/3amp charger.

    • Tentative support: EPR 140W/28V PD3.1 chargers + EPR cables are theoretically supported in hardware and IronOS firmware.

      • EPR is new technology in 2022. Theoretically Pinecil could get a max of 28V and 126W using EPR chargers & EPR cables (natural loss of 140W to 126W due to Tip ohms).

      • Bleeding edge users are using/testing this.

      • EPR is potentially the fastest/highest performance possible for V2; officially Pine Store states 12V-24V, 88W.

Pinecil V1

  • Package: 16.8cm x 11.8cm x 2.3cm, black box with clear plastic front (sold before Aug 2, 2022)

  • Dimensions: 170mm with solder tip or 98mm without solder tip x 12.8mm x 16.2mm

  • Weight: 30g with solder tip, 20g without solder tip

  • Display: 0.67" QUG 9616TSWCG02 96x16 Monochrome Matrix display

  • CPU: GD32VF103TB 32-bit RV32IMAC RISC-V "Bumblebee Core" @ 108 MHz

  • Memory:

    • 128KB Flash

    • 32KB SRAM

  • Power supply (12V -21V, 65W):

    • Only use one power port at a time (USB or DC barrel)

    • DC 12V-21V 5525 Barrel Jack. Do not try to use a larger 5521 (which requires excessive force). It will BREAK the connector.

    • USB-C 12-20V PD or QC3.0 (magnetic tip USB-C cables are not recommended, and not USB compliant)

    • Recommend operating voltage 12-21V, some components can tolerate higher voltages at "absolute maximum" but it’s very ill-advised


Thumb Screws

  • Originals screws are Phillips (source): two M2x3mm at the front, and one M2x4mm is the ground screw near the [-] minus button.

  • The bottom-front screw only holds the handle together and does not touch the tip, hence is a shorter m2x 3mm.

  • Thumb screws are popular upgrades: an M2 x 4mm thumb screw could replace both the front screen-side Tip holder screw and the ground screw in the rear of the handle.

  • It was found that an M2x3mm thumb screw for the tip is a hair too short, and just grazes the Tip and the longer m2 x 4mm is better on top.

If the screw is too long (for example with a length of 5mm) a metal file can be used lightly to shorten it a small amount. Stainless steel is recommended as the softer aluminum screws could mushroom as you tighten down the tip screw too much or over time.