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Products => MKR Boards => MKR1000 => Topic started by: testpresta2 on Nov 01, 2017, 07:11 pm

Title: LIPO battery charging safety
Post by: testpresta2 on Nov 01, 2017, 07:11 pm
Hello,

I want to charge my LIPO battery through MKR1000. I will plug a power supply (iPhone charger) on USB connector and i will plug my LIPO battery to small connector.
In this case, i will see an orange LED (charging) on MKR1000.
What i want to know is if MKR1000 will automatically stop the charge. I do not want the LIPO battery to explode or burn

Thanks
Title: Re: LIPO battery charging safety
Post by: ballscrewbob on Nov 01, 2017, 09:31 pm
Yes it will stop charging.
If you review the schematic for the MKR1000 you can see what and how it does this.
The light will also change state to let you know it is charged.

Title: Re: LIPO battery charging safety
Post by: testpresta2 on Nov 01, 2017, 10:07 pm
Are you absolutly sure there will be no damage ?
Title: Re: LIPO battery charging safety
Post by: ballscrewbob on Nov 02, 2017, 02:09 am
I have two MKR1000 here and a few different LiPo packs.
Not one of them has ever got warm let alone hot.

As I said look at the schematics and if that doesn't do it for you read the specs or some of the other posts in this section.



Title: Re: LIPO battery charging safety
Post by: Asulliv54 on Jan 20, 2018, 01:14 am
What kind of connector are you guys using on the lipo batteries with the MKR1000 I can't find a name,please help me
Title: Re: LIPO battery charging safety
Post by: ballscrewbob on Jan 21, 2018, 08:20 pm
"JST2"

But double check that positive and negative are correctly orientated BEFORE plugging in and swap over the two leads if needed.

Its quite easy to do and I just use a needle to gently pry the locking tab up to slide out the connector if I have to do it.