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Feb 27, 2019, 10:44 pm Last Edit: Feb 27, 2019, 10:45 pm by djLukas
I am looking to use a single cell lipo for powering the Vidor, but I was wondering how the charging circuit is managed? I looked at the schematic and it looks like the charging is being controlled by one of the NX18P3001 chips, but I'm not sure. Regardless, is there a way to monitor the voltage of the battery during charging/use from the SAMD? I would like to have some way of making a low-voltage alert as well as a way to check for over-charging to ensure the safe operation of the lipo. Also, does anyone know what the default charging voltage cutoff is at? 3.7v?




The battery charging is managed by this:

U12 bq24195 I2C Controlled 2.5-A /4.5-A Single Cell USB/Adapter Charger
with 5.1 V at 1 A /5.1 V at 2.1 A Synchronous Boost Operation

Datasheet is here:

John W.


Default full charge voltage with lipo batteries is 4.2v



NP Darius.

This week I've been looking at a project that has the BQ2060; I tried the i2master on the Vidor - but of course that can't work (at least not without a lot of work...)

So, it'd be nice to see some libs/examples for U12.

John W.

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