Cape battery charging

Hey Guys,

I want to make up my own cape. I just need to know if I power the Bbb through Vdd_5v if it will charge a lipo attached to the battery header on the board.


I suggest that you read the data sheet for the TPS65217 device before you connect a battery to it. It is designed to charge certain types of batteries, but you need to understand the limitations and requirements of doing so before you do so.

A peak at the schematic would also be advisable as well as reading the System Reference Manual.


Thanks Gerald. I have found a couple of good tutorials also about compatible battery types.