Jump 500mAh Mini Lipo
Bridge the 500mAh
connection on the micro lipo usb lipoly charger by applying a good amount of solder to the two golden pads.
This will make it so you charge the battery at 500mAh for a fast charge rate
Set JST Wire
Grab a set of wires with a JST male connector that's about 60mm in length (you probably have the one that came with the miniLipo charger!) Insert the positive and negative wires through the right mounting hole. Strip the wires and place the exposed wire into the GND
Solder JST to MiniLipo
Flip the charger over and solder the black wire to GND
pin and red wire to BAT
This cable will let you connect to the PowerBoost easily
Check 5V LED
Plug in the battery with a JST connector to the MiniLipo charger. Plug the JST from the charger to the PowerBoost 500. Check to see if the green LED lights up on the PowerBoost. If it does, it totally works and is Boosting fine!
On Off switch
The boost converter has true-disconnect capability so we can just tie the ENable pin low to do a complete power shutdown
PowerBoost 500 Switch
Secure the PCB to a third-helping hand and position the two wires from the slide switch wire to GND
Solder Switch to PowerBoost 500
Flip the PCB over and bend the exposed wires down to secure them while you solder the EN
With the switch now soldered to the EN pin, it can safety power on and off! Try flipping the switch to see the green LED turn on and off
Power Circuit Setup
With the parts all wired up, you can insert the slide switch into the piboy-bottom.stl
part through the switch hole on the side.
Feel free to take a break after completing this section and play some Mario Kart or have a refreshing drink
This guide was first published on Jul 02, 2014. It was last
updated on Nov 19, 2018.
This page (Power Circuit) was last updated on May 04, 2015.
2200 Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery
This battery may come with a set of two wires that have a male JST connector. You'll need to trim that wire down to about 6mm and solder it to the set of wires that are soldered to the end of the battery. Be sure to tin the wires and use heat shrink tubing!