You only need TWO wires for the slide switch. These will connect to EN and GND on the Powerboost.

Prep slide switch

Let's start by measuring three pieces of 26AWG silicone cover stranded-core wire to approximetly 11cm in length. We'll also need three pieces of heat shrink tubing.

Prep wires for slide switch

Strip off the ends of each wire using wire strippers. Secure the wire to a helping third hand. Tin the ends of each wire with solder - this will join the strands together.

You only TWO wires, NOT Three!

Slide switch wires

Each wire should have ends stripped and tinned with solder. The colors are nice and help tell connections apart but it's not required - use what ever you have.

Mount the slide switch to the Panavise Jr.

Place the slide switch into the Panavise Jr. with the terminals facing outward. 

Solder wires to slide switch

Secure a wire to the helping third hand and position it close to the terminals on the slide switch. Solder the end of wire to terminal. Repeat this for the other two wires and terminals. Ideally you want the red and white wires on the outside - green in the middle.

Only TWO wires, NOT THREE!

Add heat shrink tubing 

Insert the pieces of heat shrink tubing to each wire.

Heat shrink slide switch

Apply hot air to the heat shrink tubing to secure the exposed soldered wire connection.

Wire slide switch to Powerboost 500C

Mount the powerboost 500C to the panavise Jr. Insert a wire to END and the other to GND.

Solder wire connections and remove the excess wiring from underneath the PCB with wire cutters.

DO NOT connect any wires from slide switch to BAT!

Prep jumper wires

Ideally you want to use longer female/female or male/female jumper wires. 40 x 6" is suffice but the 3" may be too short. In my case I only had shorties so I combined two wires together to make longer cables.

Prep Jumper wires

Break off two pieces of jumper wires and cut off the ends from each wire, leaving just one female jumper connector. Strip the ends and tin with solder.

OMG, DO NOT connect any wires from slide switch to BAT on the powerboost.

Wire jumpers to Powerboost 500C

Insert the tinned ends of the jumper wires into the postive and negative pins on the Powerboost 500C. Solder wires in place.

Prep Battery

Carefully wrap the 2500mAh lithium polymer in gaffers tape. This will allow for more protection on the surface to prevent it from being punctured.

Test Power Circuit

Plug in the JST connector from the battery to the JST port on the Powerboost 500C. The blue LED should turn on. 

If the LED does not turn on, double check your wiring.

That's it for the power circuit! The next pages will walk through mounting the components to the enclosure.

This guide was first published on Jan 26, 2015. It was last updated on May 06, 2024.

This page (Power Circuit) was last updated on Jan 19, 2015.

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