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Battery Charge Time
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Battery Charge Time

by greyguy1 on Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:24 pm

Hello, I currently have the charger seen in the photo (powerboost 500) hooked up to a 3700mah battery. It has been charging for 6 hours and the red light saying it still cannot provide a 3.2v output is still on. Is that normal? Also, the green and yellow light on the right are illuminated along with blue light on bottom left. Thank you!

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Re: Battery Charge Time

by adafruit_support_mike on Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:04 pm

If the yellow and green LEDs are both lit, that means the LiPo charger on the PowerBoost has detected a fault with the battery.

Post a photo showing your hardware and connections and we'll take a look. 800x600 images usually work best.

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Re: Battery Charge Time

by greyguy1 on Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:10 am

My apologies, I thought I attached the photo.
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Re: Battery Charge Time

by franklin97355 on Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:18 pm

It looks like the battery is in reverse polarity. Can you test for that?

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Re: Battery Charge Time

by greyguy1 on Wed Mar 17, 2021 3:09 pm

That was the culprit! Thank you! Charges perfect now.

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