Charging lipo batteries


#1

I got a couple of lipo packs from https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/lipo-battery-pack

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?


#2

Looks like they do a couple:



#3

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.


#4

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


#5

FWIW Adafruit do seem to sell the same type of LiPo: https://www.adafruit.com/categories/574


#6

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


#7

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.


#8

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. :-)


#9

Thanks all, your lack of burns is reassuring.