Will the battery bank board from Dextech's original battery run work as the charger for mintyPi?

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Will the battery bank board from Dextech's original battery run work as the charger for mintyPi?

Post by muniosi » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:59 pm

Hi guys. When @Dextech did his first run of GBZ batteries, they were packaged as "battery banks" and thus contained a small circuit for charging and using the battery. The circuit looks like this:
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It has the number "HKS-818H-02" inscribed on it. Can someone tell me if this board will work in place of the microlipo for a mintyPi?
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Re: Will the battery bank board from Dextech's original battery run work as the charger for mintyPi?

Post by rodocop » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:00 pm

if you can get it to fit it should work. Also, the TP5046 is another alternative to the adafruit micro lipo and is much cheaper.

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Re: Will the battery bank board from Dextech's original battery run work as the charger for mintyPi?

Post by muniosi » Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:15 pm

Thanks for the reply. Do you think it will be able to charge and play at the same time? Is there any way of knowing how fast it will charge?
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Re: Will the battery bank board from Dextech's original battery run work as the charger for mintyPi?

Post by rodocop » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:10 pm

I'm not sure about charge and play, you'll have to try it out and let us know how it works.

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Re: Will the battery bank board from Dextech's original battery run work as the charger for mintyPi?

Post by Helder » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:05 pm

Charge and play will work as long as the charger has 2A or more output so it can power the battery and the Pi.
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Re: Will the battery bank board from Dextech's original battery run work as the charger for mintyPi?

Post by muniosi » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:48 pm

Awesome, thanks guys. I'll do some testing.
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