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LiPo Charging and Data
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LiPo Charging and Data

by negativek on Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:59 pm


I'm looking to build a really basic data logger that will be brought in each night for charging and data dumping -- preferably over the same line for simplicity. From the LiPo chargers and shields that I've seen, the USB data lines are never available when charging the LiPo battery.

Am I incorrect? Is there a relatively simple way charge a LiPo battery while simultaneously using the Arduino's serial line?

The other option I'm considering is the passive PoE kits that are available, but there's a cost and code size hit there.

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Re: LiPo Charging and Data

by adafruit_support_bill on Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:04 am

The data lines on our USB LiPo chargers are not connected. There is nothing to prevent you from using them while charging.

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