Using a PowerBoost and LiPo Charger with a #BeagleBoneBlack #PowerBoost @TXInstruments @BeagleBoardOrg
Jay Doscher has been sharing a few projects on his Polyideas.com site using Adafruit pieces, including the above video featuring the use of a PowerBoost Breakout to power a BeagleBone Black with a LiPoly battery. The video below shows his approach to assembling the Adafruit PowerBoost.
I’m working on a new BeagleBone Black project that includes a portable power supply- and the Adafruit Powerboost lets me run the setup off a single LiPo battery. Here’s the first couple videos in the process.
Now that we’ve got the PowerBoost assembled, we can string together some of the basics. There’s more to see in the near future, but this video gives you an idea of the direction we’re going.
PowerBoost 1000 Basic – 5V USB Boost @ 1000mA from 1.8V+: PowerBoost is the perfect power supply for your power-hungry portable project! This little DC/DC boost converter module can run from 1.8V batteries or higher, and convert that voltage to 5.2V DC for running your 5V projects. With a beefy 4A DC/DC converter, it can give you 1A+ from as low as 2V.
Like our popular 5V 1A USB wall adapter, we tweaked the output to be 5.2V instead of a straight-up 5.0V so that there’s a little bit of ‘headroom’ long cables, high draw, the addition of a diode on the output if you wish, etc. The 5.2V is safe for all 5V-powered electronics like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, or Beagle Bone while preventing icky brown-outs during high current draw because of USB cable resistance. (read more)
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