I've been discussing plans for an animated solar lantern with people online. The Adafruit bq24074 solar BMS looks to be an excellent battery controller to drive my lantern day and night.
Some people online claim that the unit requires a fuse to protect the rest of the board. They even suggested that the entire board would erupt in flames.
However, the Adafruit documentation doesn't mention the fuse precaution. Then I got silence from Libera.Chat, no further clarification there. So I am asking here that the wider community could help me to understand better.
Does it matter if the battery is planned to be a Samsung flat top 18650 Li-Ion nominal 3.6V, max 4.2V? The Adafruit product page stresses using Adafruit branded batteries at nominal 3.7V, max 4.2V.
The lantern scheme in question: