Introduction: DIY LiPo Charge/Protect/5V Boost Circuit

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In this video I will show you how I combined a couple of ICs in order to create a charge/protect/5V boost circuit for a single cell LiPo battery. Along the way I will show you how I designed the PCB, how I ordered it and what kind of problems occured while soldering the components and testing the circuit. Let's get started!

Step 1: Watch the Video!

The video gives you all the information you need to create your own Charge/Protect/Boost circuit. In the next steps though I will present you some additional, helpful information.

Step 2: Order the Components!

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Step 3: Create the Circuit/Order the PCB

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Here you can find the schematic of the circuit and the Gerber files. You can use them to order the PCBs with JLCPCB:

Or you can simply open my EasyEDA project with my board design and click the fabrication output button:

Once you receive the PCBs, all you have to do is solder the components to it with the help of the schematic.

Step 4: Success!

You did it! You just created your own LiPo Charge/Protect/5V Boost circuit

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Satrah101 (author)2017-11-19

why did you choose 603 parts.

AndrásS26 made it! (author)2017-10-15

This was my first SMD attempt, and it worked like a dream!
My only "problem" is I didn't checked the number of components needed on circuit, and there is no 'pcs' before the parts list, so I'll run out of capacitors... :D


ClemRz (author)2017-09-14

Awesome! What should I change if I want the exact same characteristics but with an output of 3.3V?

emmseysquare (author)ClemRz2017-10-11

Try creating a voltage divider on the output of the circuit.

AllexandruP (author)ClemRz2017-09-15

but it s a boost converter ic , i don.t think you can get lower than the 4v or input voltage of i.c

AllexandruP (author)ClemRz2017-09-15

voltage divider maded by 2 resistort and midle to fb of boost ic .

AllexandruP (author)ClemRz2017-09-15

voltage divider man .

MindFly (author)2017-09-20

Would more than one amp (about two) be possible with some small changes?

comp73094 (author)MindFly2017-10-10

I've tested out boards from Amazon, and milled out my own version of Great Scott's, you can get 1amp easy with the MT3608. However, due to the current limiting factor of my lab bench power supply I could get it to only get to about 1.3amps or so. The power supply reaches the 3 amp current limit. Keep in mind if you are planning to pull 1amp or more from the MT3608, while possible, the chips get very warm, and the voltage drops to about 4.8vdc.

I would make sure the coil and schottky diode can handle the extra current. The diode that GS uses should be more than adequate. BTW, according to the MT3606 data sheet, the schottky diode recommendation formula is SQRT(Iout×Ipeak).

esports4losers made it! (author)2017-09-22

Learned a lot. Fun to build. Already thinking about customizing the board.

NiyaziT (author)2017-09-16

P4056, mt3608, fs8205 and fs312f-g components' libraries are available for Eagle. Do not forget they are not tested.

vesowarworld (author)2017-09-11

Hello, It is a good project. I have couple of LiPo batteries and I use them on same way but not on one board :(.

I use TP4056 with protection board DW01A and I solve the problem for low voltage protection for LiPo with use of voltage divider on 100 ohms resistor on pin that read VCC.

I see this from one Russian blogger, he use diodes for voltage drop, but I thing why to not add one resistor to ground :).

rpotts2 (author)2017-09-10

Stumbled over here looking for PCB tutorials. I always enjoy seeing a new 'ible from you! can wait to see the video!

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