Power Shield

**Note: If ordering internationally, this item can only ship via UPS, Fedex, or DHL (not USPS) according to the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service. 

If ordering 3 or more units of our Power Shield domestically, you must select UPS or Fedex during checkout. [more information] 

The Power Shield is the best way to—you guessed it—provide power to your mobile Particle projects. Based around the MCP73871 battery management controller, this shield allows you to simultaneously power a Photon and charge a connected Li-Ion or Li-Po battery. You'll also be able to monitor battery levels using the Photon itself, which makes the Power Shield the best way to untether your wireless project.

Besides the on-board USB port, you can also use an external DC power supply or solar-cell to charge the battery.

This shield ships with a 3.7V, 400mAh Li-Po battery and headers. 

Designed for use with the Photon, backwards compatible with the Core.

  • Specs:
  • Operating voltage: USB or External DC of 7 to 20V
  • Current consumption: 500mA max (USB) & 1.2A max (other DC sources)
  • Dimensions: 1" x 1.84"



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