Date Created: 2014-01-05 06:47:48 -0600 (Sun, 05 Jan 2014)
Thu Dec 14 02:54:49 EST 2017
 
Date Created: 2014-01-05 06:47:48 -0600 (Sun, 05 Jan 2014)

Date Created: 2013-12-09 06:18:24 -0600 (Mon, 09 Dec 2013)

PowerBoost 500 Charger

Overview

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 The PowerBoost 500C, from Adafruit, is a lipo battery charger. This guide shows how to assemble a enclosure for the PowerBoost 500 charger.

Bill of Materials

 

3d Printed Enclosure

See this project's OpenSCAD page for information on 3D printing the enclosure. Continue here once the enclosure is printed and ready for assembly.

Assembly

Assemble the charger enclosure and on/off button as follows:

Solder the on/off button to the EN and GRD pins on the PowerBoost charger board.

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Plug in the battery and verify that pressing the button toggles the on/off mode of the charger. Then unplug the charger for now.

Use E6000 to adhere the charger board to the two mounting stand offs. The board should rest with the two mounting holes directly above the two mounting stand offs.

Also apply some adhesive to the underside of the button to hold it to the button mount area.

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Wait for the E6000 to dry before proceeding.

Once the adhesive PowerBoost is dry, plug in the JST from the battery into the charger. Place the battery in the its slot on the enclosure.

Use E6000 again to adhere the battery to the enclosure.

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That is pretty much it to assembling this battery charger. Enjoy!

Photos of Assembled Chargers

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Resources

 

Bloopers

 Here is an image of the button soldered incorrectly. Don't do it this way!

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Date Created: 2017-10-03 11:18:36 -0500 (Tue, 03 Oct 2017)