Raspigamer
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Adafruit PowerBoost 1000 Charger

Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:42 pm

I have a few questions about the Adafruit PowerBoost 1000 Charger (https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-pow ... t/overview)

1. I can charge the battery and power the circuit at the same time correct?
2. I don't know if this is repetitive but you can use your circuit while the powerboost is in use


the battery I plan to use is (https://www.adafruit.com/products/353)

LeoWhite
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Re: Adafruit PowerBoost 1000 Charger

Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:48 am

Hi,
Raspigamer wrote:I have a few questions about the Adafruit PowerBoost 1000 Charger (https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-pow ... t/overview)

1. I can charge the battery and power the circuit at the same time correct?
Yes, when you connect a USB power cable to the PowerBoost it will start charging the battery as well as continuing to supply power to the USB port. (Assuming your power supply has enough amps to do both).
Raspigamer wrote: 2. I don't know if this is repetitive but you can use your circuit while the powerboost is in use
As long as either a USB power cable, or charged battery, is connected then it will provide power to the USB port.

So you can run your device from battery, plug in the USB power cable, unplug the battery to replace it with another one, and then unplug the USB power cable against without losing power.
Raspigamer wrote:the battery I plan to use is (https://www.adafruit.com/products/353)
I've not used that exact battery myself but I'd expect it to be fine (Looks the same as the one they use on the PowerBoost page itself).

Leo

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