F.A.Q.

Can I use the PowerBoost without a battery attached?

No. Please note that this board is designed to be used only with a LiPoly attached, it won't work without a battery.

When I plug into the microUSB jack the PowerBoost gets really hot!

Yep, that is normal - the charging circuit will draw up to 1000mA to charge the battery fast, the charger chip will get very hot! It has internal thermal protection but it is not unsual for it to get too hot to touch

When I am charging the battery while also boosting, the PowerBoost gets really hot!

Yep, that is normal - the charging circuit will draw up to 1800mA to charge the battery and also supply current to the boost circuitry, the charger chip will get very hot! It has internal thermal protection but it is not unsual for it to get too hot to touch

Can I use the LBO output to automatically turn off the Powerboost when the battery level is low?

No - you cannot!

This guide was first published on Apr 21, 2015. It was last updated on Apr 21, 2015. This page (F.A.Q.) was last updated on Sep 15, 2019.