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.

Without the battery installed, both CHG and DONE LEDs are lit!

This is normal, the charger chip dimly lights both LEDs if it cannot detect a battery, this lets you know that it is waiting for a battery to be plugged in!

We don't recommend running the PB500C without a battery, its not going to work very well since there's no 'power path' from USB in to USB!

This guide was first published on Jun 20, 2014. It was last updated on Jun 20, 2014. This page (F.A.Q.) was last updated on Oct 13, 2019.