Thursday, May 1, 2008
Lithium Backpack: Charging it
The Lithium backpack not only is a heap of coulombs powering your Arduino based [____ ] but according to the orange status LED, it can also be charged too!
This is how you charge it from 5v...
Plug the Lithium Backpack into the Arduino through the red and black wires (shown above) while the Arduino is powered by USB. The Lithium Backpack automatically senses a power source and charges the battery. Optionally, you can charge through it's USB mini plug.
1000mAH provides a nice helping of juice for a mobile project.
Charging is completed when the orange LED shuts off, making a completely dead battery ready to go in just a couple of hours, which is perfect during your afternoon nap.