LiPo USB Charger Hookup Guide

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We love LiPo batteries! They pack a walloping, power-supplying punch in a tiny, flat package. And, they're incredibly easy to recharge, when that time comes. If you're looking to make your project mobile and easily rechargeable, we can't recommend this pairing enough: an 850 mAh LiPo battery and an embeddable USB LiPo charger.

SparkFun USB LiPoly Charger - Single Cell

SparkFun USB LiPoly Charger - Single Cell


This tutorial will explain how to use the USB LiPo Charger with any of our single-cell LiPo batteries. We'll focus on the LiPo Charger and Battery Retail kit, but this information can be applied to that charger and any compatible battery.

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