Powering the beaglebone black with a battery.


I would like to power the board with a 5V supply using an adapter (similar to a mobile charger). The battery is there to allow the beaglebone to shutdown correctly…shutdown procedure is initiated immediately after the power (+5VDC) fails.

I read this article on battery powering the beaglebone black…http://www.element14.com/community/community/knode/single-board_computers/next-gen_beaglebone/blog/2013/08/10/bbb–rechargeable-on-board-battery-system, Please suggest if this is OK…

Is it possible to charge +3.3V non-lithium based battery by connecting to the battery pin TP5 (+ve) and TP8 (-ve) ??