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SparkFun Photon Battery Shield

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Key Features

  • Easy way to power your Photon module with a Lithium Polymer (LiPo) battery
  • JST connector for your single-cell LiPo battery
  • Level shifting between 3.3V and 5V
  • Compatible with the Photon and the Core

The SparkFun Photon Battery Shield provides you with an easy way to power your Photon module with a Lithium Polymer (LiPo) battery. Not only can the Battery Shield power your Photon, but you will also be able to charge a LiPo battery through it. The board comes with a JST connector for your single-cell LiPo battery and utilizes the Photon's on-board micro-USB connector for the charge input.

This battery shield uses a MCP73831 for LiPo charging and a MAX1704X for fuel gauging. This is a very simple shield for your Photon to provide it basic and on-the-go power wherever and whenever you might need it! The SparkFun Photon Battery Shield comes with the headers already soldered on, so you can plug and play!

Since the I/O banks can operate between 1.2V and 3.6V (5.5V tolerant) independent of both the core and each other, this device can also work as a level-shifter. The SX1509 breakout makes it easy to prototype so you can add more I/O onto your Arduino or I/O limited controller.

Item Specific
500mA charge rate
Headers and Connectors Pre-Soldered
Compatible with Particle Core
Basic electrical prototyping skills required