Electron Vin vs Battery connection


#1

Just to make sure.

If I attach the positive lead of a lipo battery to the Vin pin and the neg to a gnd is that the same thing as plugging the battery into the battery connector. For both powering the board and charging with the USB?

THANKS!


#2

It will power the electron but not recharge the battery when a USB is plugged in. You should use the battery connector.


#3

Thanks!


#4

If you need to solder the LiPo, you can use the Li+ solder point right next to the Vin pin.

https://docs.particle.io/datasheets/electron-(cellular)/electron-datasheet/#pin-and-button-definition


#5

Hi
I wold like to power my Electron with a PV panel. The voltage can go as high as 18.5 volts. Can this harm the device.

Regards,
dan


#6

Yes, see the maximum ranges in the data sheet

https://docs.particle.io/datasheets/cellular/electron-datasheet/#power

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