I would like to power the Electron on four AA batteries because sometimes out in the field it would easier to replace four AA batteries than swap out a LiPo battery. Below are the features just documented on power management for the Electron. Which of the features would still work with four AA batteries plugged into VIN and GND?
Cellular communication requires a different current consumption profile than Wi-Fi communication, so we’ve included an attachable Li-Po battery (2,000mAH) and battery management system to make product creation easier.
JST connector. Each Electron includes a JST connector to make attaching an external battery quick and simple. All batteries we sell come with compatible connectors.
Charge Management. The Electron includes a very powerful charge management IC that handles all of the charge/discharge responsibilities of the device.
Battery Indicator LED. An additional red LED lets you know when your device is accumulating charge and when it’s all filled up.
Fuel Gauge. The Electron’s fuel gauge makes it very easy to monitor power levels in software so your device can save power when it needs it most.