Battery kit-3.7V 520mAh contains two items: a 520mAh lithium-ion battery and a battery power detector to measure the power remain in a li-ion battery.
The li-ion battery is very slim, light and cost effective. It output 3.7 V voltage(nominal). You can also charge it with a specialized charger which has maximum input current 520 mA and maximum input voltage 4.2V. This battery comes with pre-attached JST 1.0 connector which is handy to click in and out. It also has built-in overcurrent protection to protect against output short circuit. Although, please still take caution and do not abuse the battery in usage. Never charge or use it unattended.
The battery power detector can detect the input voltage range of 3–4.2 volts. There are three JST sockets (JST 1.0, JST 2.0 and JST 2.0) and two battery-soldering pads which will adapt to those batteries with a different connector. As you connect a battery to this battery power detector, the on-board four LEDs will indicate remaining power in percentage (0–25%, 26–50%, 51–75%, 76–100%). Another LED will be on if you plug the connector of battery in the wrong way.
Note that there is only one battery reliable to be tested at the same time.
Note that it will damage this battery power detector as the input voltage is above 9 volts.
Note that never use the battery when it is being charged.
|Product version||Release date||Support status||Notes|
|Battery kit-3.7V 520 mAh(first version)||May 2016||Supported||None|
|Nominal output voltage(DC)||3.7 volts|
|Maximum Charge Current||520 mA|
|Protection||Short circuit protection for output circuit|
|Input voltage||3 – 4.2V|
|Operating current||15 mA|
|Indication manner||Four LEDs(we will detail it later)|
|Sockets||Three sockets for different battery connector and two battery-soldering pads(we will detail it later)|
|Notes||Only connect a single battery to this module; The input voltage to this module should less than 9 volts, or that will damage this module.|
|Platform||Seeeduino/Arduino||Rasberry Pi||Beaglebone||LinkIt ONE|
|Supported status||Supported||Not supported||Supported(only with Grove Base Cape for Beaglebone)||Not supported|
|Notes||If no version number is not represented for a specific platform, it means this product support all versions within this platform.|
This section shows descriptions for components on batter power detector.
|Li-ion battery||1 piece|
|Battery power detector||1 piece|
Connect battery and battery power detector as following image. You can see LEDs are on indicates actual power remains.