DIY LiPo Supercharger! (Charge, Protect, 5V/12V Boost V2)

6. 12. 2020
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In this video I will present you my DIY LiPo Supercharger circuit, co-produced with @Elektor! If you connect a LiPo battery to it, then the circuit can charge it up with 1A of current through a USB Type-C port, it protects the battery from overcharge, over-discharge and a short circuit and it can even boost the battery voltage up to 5V or 12V with an output current of 1.5A and 0.75A respectively. This circuit is basically an improved version of my old Charge/Protect/5V Boost circuit. But this time you can even buy it as a kit! Let's get started!
2011 Lookalike by Bartlebeats

  • Get your DIY LiPo Supercharger here (shipped world-wide): (FYI, I do get a commission for every sold kit) My last article in Elektor’s print-magazine: Check out Elektor’s CSworld channel:

    GreatScott!GreatScott!Před 4 měsíci
    • that link to the kit appears to be broken

      leglessinozleglessinozPřed 2 měsíci
    • @Pat Graham The Bill of Materials is within the manual.

      Elektor TVElektor TVPřed 4 měsíci
    • @Evgen Evgen it has only two of them

      Anujith T PAnujith T PPřed 4 měsíci
    • Hello sir! I am an antenna designer, i need to DIY antenna analyzer, which can show Return loss, swr, and draw gain pattern of the antenna. I am wondering how it can be done.

      Arif KhanArif KhanPřed 4 měsíci
    • @Sašo Domadenik That's some very useful information, thanks!

      hellelujahhhellelujahhPřed 4 měsíci
  • Take a class on soldering!

    Haldor AsgirsonHaldor AsgirsonPřed 12 dny
  • Does this even work with a true USB-C Wall-Adapter? Because the CC-Pins lack the needed Pull-Down resistors in the schematic.

    HelyonHelyonPřed 12 dny
  • I’m making a voice box for my woody doll and I would like to know what does work for that?

    John KoesterJohn KoesterPřed 14 dny
  • Encountered 2 Ads when engrossed in video. Rather disturbing. So I immediately stopped the ads and reported as inappropriate. BTtW nice video.

    Jorj WillyJorj WillyPřed 15 dny
  • why do you have R15 in // with the 12V power LED (LED3)?

    Jerome DemersJerome DemersPřed 22 dny
  • can i use a 3000mAh lipo?

    luca berardiluca berardiPřed 22 dny
  • Ha man can help me how can i 150mah 3.7 v bettery to make 45mah 5v DC because my i7 bluetooth wireless headphone I want to hear it 4 hour

    MD. SAEYMMD. SAEYMPřed měsícem
    • You need a boost converter to convert 3.7v to 5v. There are many of them on aliexpress.

      Eugy08Eugy08Před 25 dny
  • 👍👍

    Gacheru MburuGacheru MburuPřed měsícem
  • can i use this as a charger for 18650?

    nieśmieszny montażystanieśmieszny montażystaPřed měsícem
    • Yes

      GreatScott!GreatScott!Před měsícem
  • Even though I'm probably not gonna use your design, due to not needing this, I'd to thank you for open sourcing it. The world would be cleaner if we'd have all the schematics

    egixegixPřed měsícem
  • Might just be me but I think the elektor link is broken however it is easy to find the project on their website though

    Daniel EverittDaniel EverittPřed měsícem
  • Elektor link to seems to be still broken. Discontinued already?

    Tadeusz PyśTadeusz PyśPřed měsícem
  • I could hear you breathe in after every sentence, my weird ass brain noticed it for whatever reason Haha

    Huntz KusheHuntz KushePřed měsícem
  • From the schematics I can't understand where B- is connected.

    Miguel WonMiguel WonPřed měsícem
  • I tried to buy it from Amazon, but i couldn't get it......😭😭

    Sidharth TKSidharth TKPřed měsícem
  • Congratulations on the success of your project. Is it possible to leave the circuit plugged in to keep the battery charged? I hear that this can damage LiPo batteries. I would like to build an uninterruptible power supply for a project I'm working on. Thanks

    BalokBalokPřed měsícem
  • I always thought he was Asian. Am I alone?

    MadinfamousMadinfamousPřed 2 měsíci
  • Both of the links in your description are broken for me also can't find your kit on Amazon us

    Nick PolachiNick PolachiPřed 2 měsíci
  • you need good soldering flux in smd soldering it make smd like 0805 0603 component a lot easier than without flux.

    Godfrey CarinoGodfrey CarinoPřed 2 měsíci
    • those soldering are horrible that will be fixed with a good plenty of flux and not rely on the flux of the solder

      Godfrey CarinoGodfrey CarinoPřed 2 měsíci

    Aji AnAji AnPřed 2 měsíci
  • Hey, I bought the kit and charging the battery works absoluteley fine, but when I switch the module to output mode there is voltage at battery level on both 5/12V and GND pads. There is no connection between these pads (just the capacitors between them), but there seems to be one at bat+ behind the switch to ground. I desoldered the capacitors C6 and C5 but there still is a connection. I can't tell where this connection is. Does anybody have the same problem?

    schnitzeltypschnitzeltypPřed 2 měsíci
  • Can I charge the battery in the same time when we are using the battery?

  • Hi .. nice meet you again !!

    Andhi TriyantoAndhi TriyantoPřed 3 měsíci
  • I am wondering if this dip discharge voltage of 2.5 is ok for let say continuous operation, cycle after cycle to discharge a battery to this level ?

    Peter MedvešekPeter MedvešekPřed 3 měsíci
  • honestly... i like the older one better (the one glued to the battery) Space is a commodity, and the newer "improved" version, is almost twice the size, just to add switching between 5v, and 12v, and USBC

    ArcAiN6ArcAiN6Před 3 měsíci
  • Although i didn't get to comment for a kit version of this, internally i was thinking if it would become a reality. And the dream came true and better. I absolutely love this video. :)

    Ricardo AssisRicardo AssisPřed 3 měsíci
  • Thank you, I love this kind of kit from your very useful project, placed order for the kit. Other project like soft-starter is also useful.

    Johnson LamJohnson LamPřed 3 měsíci
  • Can I charge Li ion battery with this

    Shreyas PansareShreyas PansarePřed 3 měsíci
  • can i use it with solar pannel in the place of lipo battery ?

    Essaadi AbdellahEssaadi AbdellahPřed 3 měsíci
  • If you could create this LiPo charger board but for a 3S pack with BMS that would be amazing!

    James GraingerJames GraingerPřed 3 měsíci
  • A 3.3V output would have made sense for micro controllers. Maybe V3?

    SirJMDDKSirJMDDKPřed 3 měsíci

    JetGyrotechJetGyrotechPřed 3 měsíci
  • Who copied whom? Wer kopierte von wem?

    yt3dkraftyt3dkraftPřed 3 měsíci
  • what when did you show ur face

    sohaib bayatisohaib bayatiPřed 3 měsíci
  • Nice video, and project... I'm working on something similar. Mine has more charge current, but less protections (BQ24092DGQR IC looks good), and surely worst quality ;). Anyway, I like to do it by myself and learn how to made it better, because is easy to copy a project but is a pride to do it by yourself.

    Daniel Carrasco MarínDaniel Carrasco MarínPřed 3 měsíci
  • Cool project. Would it be possible for you to do a video on a circuit for hot swapping batteries? Maybe to power a raspberry pi with it? Keep up the good work.

    Inert Productions AlternateInert Productions AlternatePřed 3 měsíci
  • Congratulations on the collaborative project!

    jim40135jim40135Před 3 měsíci
  • Can you make rgb led nixie clock

    nonamenonamePřed 3 měsíci
  • Hey bro I have a question but I can't find any solution of it. please make video on Basic Ele. Calculator.. Calculator is looking simple but which components are used? Can we make DIY Ele. calculator ? (or we should buy it?) 😋

    CV-61g7X02CV-61g7X02Před 3 měsíci
  • I hope you will help me with a tiny problem... Which esc pins out of the three black red and white do i have to short so that my esc board runs the motor.??

    原田ゲリン原田ゲリンPřed 3 měsíci
  • 2.5V for the low battery ? Isn't that a bit low ?

    No ViviNo ViviPřed 4 měsíci
  • What's a sootkit

    MDKVideoMDKVideoPřed 4 měsíci
  • It's really nice to see this project, especially the USB C plug! By the way, you should do something against those iron tips. They look like they could use some good flux or something like that

    Vincent GuttmannVincent GuttmannPřed 4 měsíci
  • Why is there no battery included?

    Moritz MeyerMoritz MeyerPřed 4 měsíci
  • i would like to see how you would design a mppt circuit for a bicycle hub dynamo.

    Heron von TremoniaHeron von TremoniaPřed 4 měsíci
  • 1A is really low these days; a RPi4 takes 3A to operate without problems; many tablets and phones take 2 and 2.5A when doing multimedia over wifi.The voltage is the easy parameter to boost or down with lots of tiny inexpensive dc-dc converters

    Juan FonsecaJuan FonsecaPřed 4 měsíci
  • Hey Scott, im a mechatronics student and an aspiring engineer and I've been loving your content ever since i came accross your channel! I want to ask if you could share some of your background (universities/degrees). Also, you have so much stuff in your workshop! So many (and most importantly expensive) machinery. You look so young so I was wondering if you could share your age. (I understand that these are rather personal questions so I would understand if you don't want to answer!) Nevertheless, keep up the great content!

    Miroslav BlagoevMiroslav BlagoevPřed 4 měsíci
  • Are you a scottish guy in Germany or a german guy in germany? GreatScott..... Rather a scottish guy I think

    RandomDoughRandomDoughPřed 4 měsíci
  • Hey, 4 adds before ur video? Whats happening to you man!

    Dylan JIMÉNEZDylan JIMÉNEZPřed 4 měsíci
  • Hi Scott. Where i can download project files.??

    orion 2011orion 2011Před 4 měsíci
  • When are you moving to Rumble? I am dropping CSworld soon and hope to be able to continue to see your outstanding videos there.

    Mike VarsMike VarsPřed 4 měsíci
  • Finalllllllllllllllllly you explore your face

    own dreamown dreamPřed 4 měsíci
  • That’s what i would have nedded a few days ago... converted a 12V 4G home router into a mobile one

    TroniX FiXTroniX FiXPřed 4 měsíci
  • I have one word for you: Flux, dear Scott. Flux! (Great job ;) )

    Daniel MelendrezDaniel MelendrezPřed 4 měsíci
  • Great project, but in my sadly not enough output power...

    Unintentional GoodUnintentional GoodPřed 4 měsíci
  • Awesome project bro i recommend that you try to use the pam8403 and try to get rid of the noise that generated by the ic

    AymanAymanPřed 4 měsíci
  • Available in the US?

    MakoMakoPřed 4 měsíci
  • Also, to show my support for your great work, I placed order no: 4000239041

    Heider SatiHeider SatiPřed 4 měsíci
  • Absolutely love your work Scott Can’t wait for your next project

    Heider SatiHeider SatiPřed 4 měsíci
  • Looks like a great kit, but at about $80 AUD posted, a bit exe... maybe next pay. A good idea, getting your projects available online.

    John KellyJohn KellyPřed 4 měsíci
  • I was so busy, got the notification, but wanted to watch it relaxed, while having my coffee - here I'm now, always interesting video - thanks GREAT 👍👍👍 SCOTT!!!

    Jawad AhmadJawad AhmadPřed 4 měsíci
  • This is a great circuit, i love the 5v 12v combo.

    DelaliDelaliPřed 4 měsíci
  • This video has more likes than my entire DIY channel has😂😂😂😂

    DelaliDelaliPřed 4 měsíci
  • 06:30 A bit of advice: do yourself a favor and get a flux pen so you can solder trough-hole components and give the solder a chance to flow so you'll end up with a small fillet that looks nice and is stronger than the ball-of-solder.

    zapro_dkzapro_dkPřed 4 měsíci
  • I love you great Scott ⚡❤️👍

    ツElectric Dragon GGツElectric Dragon GGPřed 4 měsíci
  • tnx for face cam

    Abdul KaiumAbdul KaiumPřed 4 měsíci
  • Is this the official face reveal?

    4NM19EC155 SHAMANTH K S4NM19EC155 SHAMANTH K SPřed 4 měsíci
  • Is this the official face reveal?

    4NM19EC155 SHAMANTH K S4NM19EC155 SHAMANTH K SPřed 4 měsíci
  • I have just one maybe stupid question when it comes to soldering SMD components, especially SMD LED. When you showed heating of soldering iron it hit 360 degrees. From my experience that temperature and how long you keep soldering iron in contact with SMD components, you can easily damage them and indeed an SMD LED are in the greatest danger from such work. So the question is, is that temperature of soldering iron at 5:55 real temperature you used or just for show? Anyway great DIY kit, great video so as always, supper like.

    Fanta BHFanta BHPřed 4 měsíci
  • Great project!

    ARTARTPřed 4 měsíci
  • I want all of your projects as kit😂

    Mohammad FaakhirMohammad FaakhirPřed 4 měsíci
  • Where’s the 9V?

    Lachlan LauLachlan LauPřed 4 měsíci
  • You always use too much solder.

    samsamm777samsamm777Před 4 měsíci
  • very nice

    Crap I BuiltCrap I BuiltPřed 4 měsíci
  • scott how i reduce a lipo bat on 2.8-3V with 3A loads in the tinyest and cheapest way?

    Toni DeckerToni DeckerPřed 4 měsíci
  • Are there USB C and micro USB sockets in the kit? There are still many devices with micro USB! P.S. the only experience I had with a USB C was with a Note8 (it lasted about ten months) and it didn't feel very sturdy

    zola tanaffazola tanaffaPřed 4 měsíci
  • I made two of the old PCB. Not too happy indeed about the tiny sizes you choose, especially for the LED's. Also, the boost converter is not working on both. I'll try to make some more and see if it will work eventually. So the new kit might be an improvement, but is waaayyyy to expensive. But I guess that's in the hands of Elektor.

    Diving QuokkaDiving QuokkaPřed 4 měsíci
  • thx

    Rhenzteam 7Rhenzteam 7Před 4 měsíci
  • I would like to order module of this, not a kit. Even this is great, i would like to use it more than to play with it for this moment :-) .

    nukelukasnukelukasPřed 4 měsíci
  • this kit looks promisingly useful. apparently it's quite expensive if converting it to our currency

    Kenneth Paul CalangiKenneth Paul CalangiPřed 4 měsíci
  • Hello.. please make a video on how to make IR thermometer as commercial ones are not that accurate. Thanks in advance. ❤️

    Shishir GuptaShishir GuptaPřed 4 měsíci
  • congrats on the kit. Looks useful !!

    TDT RecordsTDT RecordsPřed 4 měsíci
  • Ouch went to order and the shipping cost almost as much. Now I'm undecided. I really want a usb c PD board like this or a pd powerbank kit buck converter with balancing, without having to spend hundreds to teardown assembled banks or having huge device. I have lots of lithium cells already I've harvested. Maybe a future vid?

    Justin LaCapriaJustin LaCapriaPřed 4 měsíci
  • Honestly the old board had me tempted I have no interest in a board this large. Its not going to fit into any of my portable projects. Micro USB is just fine since not all of us have completely switched over to USB C.

    Tonberry HunterTonberry HunterPřed 4 měsíci
  • How many ampers ? I need for portable Bluetooth speaker ? I need something above 3amp

    DefaultDefaultPřed 4 měsíci
  • too expensive

    H SH SPřed 4 měsíci
  • How difficult would it be to do a DIY or Buy on something similiar to that Olight charger that can detect NiMH vs Li Ion and also compensate for polarity?

    DaltonDaltonPřed 4 měsíci
  • Bldc generator kit please

    Jon NupeJon NupePřed 4 měsíci
  • Why do you say supercharger when the charging power is only 5W?

    Dzorz's Top'sDzorz's Top'sPřed 4 měsíci
  • like

    RAPEXARAPEXAPřed 4 měsíci
  • Li-ion battery Charger tutorial!!!!!

    RatingManableRatingManablePřed 4 měsíci
    • This can also charge li-ion

      GreatScott!GreatScott!Před 4 měsíci
  • hmm u relize not everione can solderthing like you? maybe make plug and play version? if possible

    SaltyTechnoYTSaltyTechnoYTPřed 4 měsíci
  • I'll buy the 18650 version

    Davide C.Davide C.Před 4 měsíci
    • @GreatScott! is it possible to use it with 2p 18650? I need a balancer? The best 18650 discharge voltage wasn't 3V?

      Davide C.Davide C.Před 4 měsíci
    • Works with li-ion as well

      GreatScott!GreatScott!Před 4 měsíci
  • Freaking Expensive!!!

    J CMJ CMPřed 4 měsíci
  • Will it be possible to add a potentiometer instead of just having two set voltages?

    Dream it Do itDream it Do itPřed 4 měsíci

    Gianluca458Gianluca458Před 4 měsíci
  • Wow...face reveal blew my mind

    alex lowealex lowePřed 4 měsíci
  • Gotta find an ECE major at my UNI to try and rescale this down because I need something rather tiny :p

    George BizosGeorge BizosPřed 4 měsíci
  • Gnd isolated !?

    Prem kumar APrem kumar APřed 4 měsíci