Why so complicated?


I’m wondering why the Battery Capes use so much Pins?
Couldn’t I just plug in a 5V regulated current into the Pin for 5V on the board to power the BBB and also be able to use other Capes and the USB? Or is there more that it is not that simple?
Can someone explain that to me?


Yes, you can do that. In fact the System Reference Manual talks about that very option.