Duhjoker wrote:I've been using the powerboost for a while now and it works great. I got 5 1/2 hours from a 4000mah 3.7v.
Like I mentioned earlier the two test pads are really small and if not carefully done you'll burn it.
You could solder to the fuse pad side closest to the edge of the board. The fuse pad is the largest pad on the whole board I think.
Duhjoker wrote: From what I'm told from adafruit the powerboost Will Not exceed 5.2v output which it sends through the micro-USB. If the gpio couldn't handle the extra .2v then the Micro USB port could not either. If anything I was told the voltage would drop, which of course it does anyway as the battery is consumed.
The problem I was referring to was current not voltage. But that of course will depend on what is attached to the RPi.
Duhjoker wrote: I would still like an onboard charger and battery port. I know that prolly will not happen but maybe we can talk them into changing the orientation of the micro USB to face the side of the Pi instead of down or up.
If by "them" you mean the RPi board manufactures then they do provide a customization service but you will have to order several thousand boards at likely a much higher price each.
Unless specified otherwise my response is based on the latest and fully updated Raspbian Buster w/ Desktop OS.