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DUINO => PINGUINO => Topic started by: xpertbg on November 09, 2015, 08:53:33 pm

Title: Battery for FOSDEM-85
Post by: xpertbg on November 09, 2015, 08:53:33 pm
Hi,

I have a few unused Nokia batteries, and I was wondering if I can use them to power a FOSDEM-85 Arduino, or even something bigger.
The batteries are BP-3L, 3.7V, 1300mAh, 4.8Wh. They have 3 connectors, (+) (-) (O).
Does anyone knows if it's OK to ignore the third connector?
Is this connector just a simple temperature sensor or a communication protocol?
Any advice will be much appreciated.

Thanks,
Hristo
Title: Re: Battery for FOSDEM-85
Post by: LubOlimex on March 25, 2016, 01:50:20 pm
Hey,

Why not? Use them.

The third pin (o) is the temperature sensor and you can ignore it. It is there as a protection mechanism - so you can monitor the temperature of the battery when you charge the battery (if it gets too hot stop charging).

Best regards,
Lub/OLIMEX