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Description: If you need to charge LiPo batteries, this simple charger will do just that. It is designed to charge single-cell Li-Ion or Li-Polymer batteries. Check the datasheet below to see if it will work with your battery.
The board incorporates a charging circuit, status LED, connector for your battery (JST-type used in the batteries we carry), and a mini-USB connector.
Note: This version uses a mini-USB cable. We also have this charger with a micro-USB connection as well.
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The device doesn’t have load sharing, meaning that it’s not designed to be used in an embedded system, i.e., charging the battery while also powering the battery-powered circuit. If your load circuit consumes too much current (not tested, but guessing on the order of a milliamp), the charge may never “finish”. The data sheet shows a simple circuit modification to allow this. The device works as designed, just keep that in mind.
small, expensive and works