Lithium battery pack captures power usage data for TI LaunchPad development platform

December 04, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
Distributor Farnell element14 has available the Texas Instruments Fuel Tank Boosterpack, compatible with TI LaunchPads. A rechargeable battery BoosterPack, the module incorporates a lithium polymer battery that will run existing TI LaunchPads

The Fuel Tank BoosterPack includes an onboard “gas gauge” that can output the critical parameters of the battery including temperature, charging state, and capacity. The Pack, priced at $26.99, is charged through an onboard USB connector. Features include:

3.7V 1200 mAH LiPo battery

Onboard BQ24210 LiPo charger

Onboard Bq27510-G2 Gas Gauge

Low battery indicator

USB charging

Battery state outputs including temperature, voltage, average current, charge state, design and remaining capacity.

Further details as they are finalised from element 14; www.element14.com/boosterpack