Charging lipo batteries


I got a couple of lipo packs from

but just realized I don’t have a way to charge them.

Given the scary warnings and the need to avoid a Samsung level disaster,
thought I’d ask here what chargers are compatible and whether pimoroni
stock them?


Looks like they do a couple:


Thanks Tomm, I did see those but also saw the caveat

“only for use with adafruit batteries”

and I’m too much of a noob to know if that’s a real thing.


Oh right, sorry I didn’t catch that. The voltages all seem to match up tho’ :S


FWIW Adafruit do seem to sell the same type of LiPo:


OK, I’ll do a bit of spec checking for peace of mind but that all sounds
reasonable. Thanks!


our Lipos are essentially the same as those sold by Adafruit. The chargers @major_tomm linked above are in fact what we recommend to use with them.


Just to add to this, I can confirm that I use one of the Adafruit chargers to charge our lipos, with no fieryness thus far. :-)


Thanks all, your lack of burns is reassuring.