The Great Search: Single-LiPoly Battery Charge Monitor #TheGreatSearch #DigiKey @DigiKey
Surprise! It’s another episode of The Great Search (video) where we desperately search for parts that will let us get a design out the door. This time its the ESP32-S2 Feather, where the battery monitor chip is EOL, and completely unavailable now. We want to release this board in the next, oh 12 months – so what can we pick that we have a shot of getting?
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