Ant2 LiPo Charger

by Beast Devices

The tiniest USB Type-C LiPo charger

Jun 11, 2021

Chargers Have Shipped to Crowd Supply!

Good news! We are happy to let you know that we have tested, packed, and shipped all Ant2 chargers to Crowd Supply's warehouse for final distribution. In this update, we are also sharing some photos of the production Ant2 boards, a test fixture, and our product packaging. Read the full update.


Apr 29, 2021

Boards Incoming!

We are pleased to announce that all of the components for Ant2 LiPo charger made it to our assembly provider, who was able to send us fully-assembled boards last Friday. We expect to receive them this week and will send you photos when we do! Read the full update.


Apr 19, 2021

Production Delay

Unfortunately, we have been affected by ongoing component shortages and were recently informed by our manufacturer that our production will be delayed. Our manufacturer estimates that they will receive the remaining components on the 26th of April and that assembly will take five working days. Read the full update.


Mar 22, 2021

Manufacturing News

Our campaign has been successfully funded, and we would like to thank you for the support! We have placed our manufacturing order with the supplier, and we expect to receive assembled boards in mid-April. Meanwhile, stay tuned! Read the full update.


Feb 26, 2021

Hacking a wireless remote to make it USB-C rechargeable

There is a popular IKEA wireless remote for lighting that uses a CR2032 battery, which tends to run flat every couple of months. Fortunately, the device has enough space to fit the tiny Ant2 LiPo charger. This update walks through the steps I took to make it rechargeable, including the creation of a custom, 3D-printed lid. Read the full update.


Feb 18, 2021

Charge a battery and power a load simultaneously

We have received a few questions about the possibility of charging a battery and powering a load at the same time. The Ant2 doesn't provide any power path management, but that doesn't mean that it's not possible to simultaneously charge the battery and power the load. Click through to the full update for details! Read the full update.


Feb 11, 2021

How To Change Battery Charging Current

We would like to thank our backers for supporting this project. We are getting close to reaching the goal! Meanwhile, we made a quick guide on how to change the battery charging current. Click through to to the full update for details and pictures! Read the full update.


Jan 30, 2021

Crowdfunding Has Begun

We are happy to announce that today we begin the crowdfunding campaign for Ant2 - the tiniest USB Type-C LiPo charger. It is barely larger than the USB Type-C connector and is perfect for your miniature battery powered projects. Participate in the campaign and get Ant2 for your creative and exciting projects! Read the full update.


$2,081 raised

of $1,000 goal

208% Funded! Order Below

Product Choices

$14

500 mA Ant2 USB-C Charger with Mounting Screws

Preconfigured to a 500 mA charging current. Includes 2 pcs of M3 x 4 mm and 2 pcs of M3 x 6 mm Torx button screws in A2 steel.


$14

100 mA Ant2 USB-C Charger with Mounting Screws

Preconfigured to a 100 mA charging current. Includes 2 pcs of M3 x 4 mm and 2 pcs of M3 x 6 mm Torx button screws in A2 steel.

Credits

Beast Devices

Beast Devices is a tech blog and an open hardware designer


Andrejs Bondarevs

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