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Basic - LiPo Micro-USB Charger

A stripped down basic charger designed to charge 3.7V LiPo cells at 500mA per hour. Designed to work with single-cell Li-Ion and Li-Polymer batteries.

Availability: In Stock.

2218 £6.50
(£7.80 incl VAT)

The Sparkfun USB LiPo charger basic is a stripped down, no nonsense, 3.7V LiPo cell charger, charging at 500mA per hour. The charger basic is designed to charge single cell Li-Ion or Li-Polymer batteries.

Consisting of a charging circuit, LED, connector for the battery and a micro-USB connector, there is also a small mounting hole allowing the charger to be easily embedded into a project.


  • Linear Charger Management Controller with integrated pass transistor, integrated current sense, and reverse discharge protection.
  • Charge Current: 500mA.
  • Thermal Regulation.
  • Temperature Range: -40C to +85C.


  • 1 x Sparkfun USB LiPo Charger Basic, with Micro-USB.

Possible applications include:

  • Lithium-Ion/Lithium-Polymer Battery Chargers.
  • Digital Cameras.


SparkFun Stock Code:

  • PRT-10217

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Posted by Lewis James, Friday, 2 December 2016 on product Basic - LiPo Micro-USB Charger
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    Hi Lewis, This charger is designed to charge a 3.7V LiPo battery via the JST connector

    Posted by Michael Lockhart on Friday, 2 December 2016
Posted by Rhys Bargh, Thursday, 15 September 2016 on product Basic - LiPo Micro-USB Charger
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    Hi Rhys, This product is designed to charge LiPo batteries via the JST connector using a micro USB connector. As such you wouldn’t be able to charge a mobile phone with this device.

    Posted by Michael Lockhart on Thursday, 15 September 2016
Posted by Jess, on product Basic - LiPo Micro-USB Charger

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