XIAO nRF52840 - Recharging 3V 18650 battery?

Hi guys,

If I understand correctly, this XIAO can recharge batteries through the VIN, right ?

1- In this case does it have to be 5V rechargeable batteries ? Or can I use 3V 18650 ?
2- Any super reliable battery you would recommend for this XIAO ? I need 800-1000ma . Should I use camera batteries ?
3- Any way to use a rechargeable magnet/induction plug on the XIAO ?
Thank you

Hi
For XIAO nRF52840 has a dedicated battery charger BQ25100 for the BAT+ and BAT- pin, which could used for charging 1 cell Li-Ion/Li-Polymer battery.

Q1: It support to charge 1 cell Li-Ion/Li-Polymer battery which the Battery charge voltage (Max) is 4.2V

For Q2 and Q3 I do not understand what your are looking for.
Q2: You have mentioned 800-1000ma current rating for what is purpose and usage?
Q3: Use a rechargeable magnet/induction plug on the XIAO for what is purpose and usage? is it for supplying power to XIAO?
Please check the datasheet of the bq25100 chapter 7 Specifications, it listed out the ratings about the charging chip.


Works GREAT! 18650 lasts for weeks…LOL
HTH
GL :slight_smile: