Is it possible to run the BBB off cheap rechargeable batteries?

I have been trying to figure out a way to run the BBB off cheap rechargeable batteries, either 9V or 6 to 8 AAs. I have been successful in running the BBB off a 3-cell Lipo with a 7805 5V regulator circuit. However, when I use the same design with cheaper batteries the board continuously reset. My suspicion is that the batteries can not provide the necessary current.

Does anybody know of the BBB working with cheap rechargeable batteries? And if so, what is the power supply circuit design that is used?

Running a BBB off rechargeable batteries can be a cost-effective solution. It’s great that you’ve had success with a 3-cell LiPo and regulator circuit.
To make it work with cheaper rechargeable batteries, you might need a more robust power supply circuit. You can consider using a dedicated voltage regulator or even a power bank designed for devices like the BBB. These options are often better at maintaining a stable voltage and current, reducing the chances of resets.
Also, you might want to explore energy storage solutions like the ones at They could provide a reliable and sustainable power source for your BBB.