Pimoroni LiPo Amigo Pro - LiPo/LiIon Battery Charger

SKU: PIM612 Brand: Pimoroni

A compact, convenient USB-C LiPo/LiIon battery charger, perfect for feeding hungry batteries...

$17.85 AUD, inc GST
$16.23 AUD, exc GST

In stock, ships same business day if ordered before 2PM
Delivered by Tue, 5th of Mar

Quantity Discounts:

  • 10-25 $15.58 (exc GST)
  • 25+ $15.09 (exc GST)
- +

11 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

Shipping:

  • $6+ Standard (5+ days*, tracked)
  • $10+ Express (2+ days*, tracked)
  • FREE Pickup (Newcastle only - must order online*)

Shipping costs may increase for heavy products or large orders.

Exact shipping can be calculated on the view cart page.

*Conditions apply, see shipping tab below.

A range of compact, convenient USB-C LiPo/LiIon battery chargers, perfect for feeding hungry batteries.

Pimoroni has spent quite a lot of time at Pirate HQ over the last few weeks figuring out ways to charge up batteries for our Badger 2040s, and Pimoroni has come up with all sorts of horrible solutions. Good news though - you won't have to make do with dubious bits of left over prototype, because Pimoroni has made some straightforward, small LiPo battery chargers that are just the job.

LiPo Amigo is a stamp sized board with a USB-C connector on one end and a JST-PH connector at the other so you can plug in a LiPo or LiIon battery. Betwixt the two, you can find a perky red LED that will light up to tell you when battery charging is happening. Simples!

LiPo Amigo Pro is a bit larger and has some additional tricks up its sleeves. It's got two JST-PH connectors so you can charge your battery and power your device at the same time (and switch seamlessly between USB and battery power). It also has a power on/off button and extra built in battery protection.

Both are compatible with any of our LiPo batteries (batteries are sold separately).

Features

  • MCP73831 charger with 200mA* charging current (datasheet)
  • USB-C connector for power
  • 2 pin JST-PH connector for plugging in a LiPo/LiIon battery
  • Charge LED
  • XB6096I2S battery protector (datasheet) (Pro only)
  • Additional 2 pin JST-PH connector for powering an up to 4.2V tolerant device** (Pro only)
  • Power on/off button and associated LED (Pro only)
  • Comes fully assembled.
  • LiPo Amigo Pro schematic

Obligatory LiPo warning

LiPo and LiIon batteries can be dangerous if not treated with respect! You should only use LiPo Amigo boards to charge 3.7V LiPo or LiIon batteries, and you should make sure that any project involving LiPos is sufficiently protected from being dented, bent, punctured or crushed.

We recommend only using LiPo batteries that have own internal protection against overcharge, over discharge and short circuits (all the ones we sell do).

If you're using a battery bought from elsewhere, make sure the polarity of the wires matches the markings on our board before you plug it in!

Notes

  • Measurements: (LxWxH, including connectors)
    • LiPo Amigo - 26 x 21 x 7 mm
    • LiPo Amigo Pro- 36 x 23 x 7 mm
  • * The pads on the back labelled FAST CHARGE can be bridged with solder to allow charging at up to 500mA (instead of the default 200mA). Don't do this if you're using an unprotected battery.
  • The pads marked NO PROTECT can be bridged to disable the battery protection IC on LiPo Amigo Pro
  • ** You should only use the DEVICE connector on LiPo Amigo Pro for powering devices that can handle up to 4.2V - that's the potential voltage that can be supplied by a fully charged LiPo. Don't plug in things like micro:bits that can't deal with LiPo voltages!
  • For connecting your device to LiPo Amigo Pro, we'd suggest using this JST-PH wire assembly (requires soldering).
  • Because we hate leaving unused space on our PCBs, Pimoroni has broken out a bunch of other headers that you might find it useful to solder things up to. The ones marked with an LED can be used to connect up an external LED to show charging or on/off status - useful if you're building your battery charger into an enclosure. The headers marked SW can be used to add an external on/off switch to LiPo Amigo Pro.

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Power & Batteries>Battery Chargers

Product Comments

Exact shipping can be calculated on the view cart page (no login required).

Products that weigh more than 0.5 KG may cost more than what's shown (for example, test equipment, machines, >500mL liquids, etc).

We deliver Australia-wide with these options (depends on the final destination - you can get a quote on the view cart page):

  • $3+ for Stamped Mail (typically 10+ business days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
  • $6+ for Standard Post (typically 6+ business days, tracked)
  • $10+ for Express Post (typically 2+ business days, tracked)
  • Pickup - Free! Only available to customers who live in the Newcastle region (must order online and only pickup after we email to notify you the order is ready). Orders placed after 2PM may not be ready until the following business day.

Non-metro addresses in WA, NT, SA & TAS can take 2+ days in addition to the above information.

Some batteries (such as LiPo) can't be shipped by Air. During checkout, Express Post and International Methods will not be an option if you have that type of battery in your shopping cart.

International Orders - the following rates are for New Zealand and will vary for other countries:

  • $11+ for Pack and Track (3+ days, tracked)
  • $16+ for Express International (2-5 days, tracked)

If you order lots of gear, the postage amount will increase based on the weight of your order.

Our physical address (here's a PDF which includes other key business details):

Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
Adamstown
NSW, 2289
Australia

Take a look at our customer service page if you have other questions such as "do we do purchase orders" (yes!) or "are prices GST inclusive" (yes they are!). We're here to help - get in touch with us to talk shop.

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