Electronic enthusiasts, hobbyists and makers looking for a USB-C battery charger board for Lithium Ion and Lithium Polymer batteries, will be pleased to know that one is now available from the Adafruit online store. Battery charging boards are great for battery-powered projects and allow you to easily recharge integrated batteries in your projects. Adafruit explains a little more :
“Oh so handy, this little lipo charger is so small and easy to use you can keep it on your desk or mount it easily into any project! Simply plug it via any USB C cable into a USB port and a 3.7V/4.2V lithium polymer or lithium ion rechargeable battery into the JST plug on the other end. There are two LEDs – one red and one green. While charging, the red LED is lit. When the battery is fully charged and ready for use, the green LED turns on. Seriously, it could not get more easy.”
The USB-C battery charger board is now available to purchase priced at $5.95 and offers an easy way for you to charge your project batteries using a USB-C connection offering a 100mA charge current, adjustable to 500mA.
Features of the USB-C Micro-Lipo Charger for LiPoly battery :
– Comes assembled and ready to rock out of the box
– 0.1″ Breakout pads with 5V, D- and D+ data lines, GND and VBAT
– 5V input via USB Type C USB connector
– For charging single Lithium Ion/Lithium Polymer 3.7/4.2v batteries (not for older 3.6/4.1v cells)
– 100mA charge current, adjustable to 500mA by soldering a jumper closed
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