So I have a Photon and plugged in the LiPo to power it.
I have a WAVGAT Ublox NEO-6M GPS Module connected to it (dont ask why I dont use the Asset shield, it’s not reliable so I had to), but when I power it using the LiPo, it does not provide power to it.
I was powering it using USB and it worked with no issues prior.
That suggests you are using a shield (e.g. Particle Power Shield or Seeedstudio Battery Shield) - which?
One reason might be that LiPos only provide 3.7~4.2V while USB provides 5V.
Also, how have you wired the GPS?
My bad, it’s not a Photon, it’s an Electron… So it’s out of the box.
The GPS is wired:
GND > GND
VIN > VIN
TX > RX
RX > TX
So that would mean LiPo can only power the Electron not the excess hardware?
Any recommendations in terms of powering it with external battery?
I had a SparkFun dev thing which had it’s USB plug tore off the board after my device crashed (physically), so I’m a bit afraid something like that might happen here too.
With the LiPo alone you won’t have any voltage out of Vin, but you can use 3v3 and - if required - a boost converter to go from 3.3V to 5V