LiPo USB Charger Hookup Guide
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Resources and Going Further
- LiPo Battery Care Tutorial -- An older tutorial, but much of this info still holds true. This will give you some info on strain relief, and some hints on safely disconnecting a battery from the charger.
- USB LiPo Charger Schematic -- If you have any circuit-level questions about the LiPo charger, check out the schematic.
- MCP73831 Datasheet -- Get the low-down on the MCP73831 single-cell LiPo charge management IC.
- USB LiPo Charger GitHub Repository -- This is where we keep the most up-to-date design files.
Now that you've got a replenishable source of power, how are you going to use it? Need some inspiration? Check out these tutorials:
- Uh-Oh Battery-Level Indicator Hookup Guide -- Learn how to assemble and use the Uh-Oh Battery Level Indicator Kit. You'll be notified if your battery voltage falls too low.
- MYST Linking Book -- Use a LiPo to power your very own Linking Book from the classic computer game, MYST.
- Sunny Buddy Solar Charger Hookup Guide -- If you ever want to replace the LiPo USB Charger with a solar charger, check out the Sunny Buddy!