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SparkFun Photon Battery Shield

SKU: DEV-13626

$19.95 AUD, inc GST
$18.14 AUD, exc GST
SparkFun Photon Battery Shield
19.95 AUD

SKU: DEV-13626

$19.95 AUD, inc GST
$18.14 AUD, exc GST
2 reviews 0 5 4
In stock, with a short lead time. 51 units dispatch in 3 to 6 days (in addition to the shipping method you choose). Our timing and stock is accurate. Delivery to you by Fri, 27th of Oct with Express Post within Australia.

The SparkFun Photon Battery Shield provides you with an easy way to power your Photon module with a Lithium polymer battery. Not only can the Battery Shield power you Photon but you will also be able to charge a LiPo bettery through it as well. The board comes with a JST connector for your single cell LiPo battery and utilizes the Photons on-board micro-USB connector for the charge input.

This battery shield uses a MCP73831 for LiPo charging and a MAX1704X for fuel gauging. This is a very simple shield for your Photon to provide it basic and on-the-go power wherever and whenever you might need it! The SparkFun Photon Battery Shield comes with the headers already soldered on, so you can plug and play!

The Particle Photon is a tiny WiFi development kit for creating connected projects and products. Sporting a 120Mhz ARM Cortex M3 and built-in WiFi, the Photon is not only powerful, but easy to use. The small form factor is ideal for IoT projects with cloud-connectivity.

Note: This SparkFun Photon Battery Shield does not include a Photon module and is currently available for preorder with a tentative release date of June 2015.

Features:

  • Headers and Connectors Pre-Soldered
  • Compatible with Photon

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Documentation and Resources:
  • IoT Plant Monitor
  • So, my wife wanted to have some small plants in the house. I didn’t, so we compromised, and got some plants. The only thing is that neither of us remembers to water them, so I wanted to build a sensor array to monitor the moisture content of the soil, and notify us when they needed watering. We’ve got 3 plants, all fairly close to each other, and I wanted to create an IoT project so that it could send an email notifi...
  • IOT Shed
  • The driver behind this project is to allow the remote control of some of the equipment in my shed. I have a CNC router/laser cutter that uses my compressor and dust extractor whilst it is running, and well whats the point in having a computer comtrolled machine if you have to hang around and turn the other auxiliary bits on and off?!? There are a million ways to skin a cat, and the same is true about this project. However after ...
  • IoT Mailbox
  • Getting letters and parcels is awesome, what’s not so awesome though is when you miss the postman and you don’t know if that important bit of mail arrived or not. Such a frustrating, yet mundane problem can be solved by creating an Internet of Things mailbox!...
  • IoT House
  • These days we can do just about anything on our phone, we can control so many aspects of our lives using the technology in our pocket, but the most mundane aspects of our lives; opening the garage door, blindly reaching for the light switch in the dark, opening the front door when we get home, still relies on manual interaction. So I created the Particle IoT House, which contains servo motors to open and close the front and gara...

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Customer Reviews

  1. Review by Chris verified purchaser
    Rating
    60

    Works well, but it has an awkward profile. It would be a bit better if it were slimmer. (Posted on 18/04/2017)

  2. Review by Marlon verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    This battery shield is perfect for the Particle Photon as it not only enables the device to be powered by a LiPo battery but you can charge it as well when connecting via the micro USB port. It has a library to monitor the status of the battery -- charge capacity, voltage and custom alert based on threshold value. (Posted on 30/03/2017)

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