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Modified solar minty boost
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Modified solar minty boost

by tetramer on Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:46 am

I am looking to purchase and construct 25 solar Minty Boost kits, but need to minimize the soldering involved. I plan to purchase all the items in the writeup; the LiPO battery, charger, and DC jack, PV panel, and Minty Boost, but...

1) Are there any newer suggestions for a pre-assembled MintyBoost kit?
2) Is it possible to get the kit piecemeal from AdaFruit so the AA battery holder is not included? This is not useful if I am using the LiPO with charge controller. I found the parts list for the MintyBoost, but wish to get the components from a single source.

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Re: Modified solar minty boost

by adafruit_support_bill on Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:01 pm

We do have the PowerBoost 500 which is a more up-to-date design than the MintyBoost. This comes assembled except for the connectors. You can plug your LiPos directly into the JST connector:
https://www.adafruit.com/products/1903

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Re: Modified solar minty boost

by tetramer on Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:21 pm

That is superb news! I found the PowerBoost 500, but wasn't sure if it was comparable to the Minty. This is great! Thanks you!

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