Ant2 LiPo Charger

by Beast Devices

The tiniest USB Type-C LiPo charger

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.


$857 raised

of $1,000 goal

86% Funded

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$12

500 mA Ant2 USB-C Charger

Preconfigured to a 500 mA charging current


$13

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.


$12

100 mA Ant2 USB-C Charger

Preconfigured to a 100 mA charging current


$13

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


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