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This xCHIP module houses 2 AA batteries to supply power to other connected xCHIPS. The PB04 makes use of the INA199A2 current sensor and MAX11647 Analog to Digital Converter. These two low-cost precision sensors allows for accurately measuring power usage, battery voltage and current draw.
The PB04 features an AAT1217 which is a high efficiency, synchronous, fixed frequency, step-up converter designed for battery-powered applications. The high 1.2 MHz switching frequency and completely integrated control circuitry maintains excellent regulation, ripple, and transient response throughout the full load range.
Light load mode operation and low quiescent current allow the AAT1217 to maintain high efficiency performance for light load conditions. With a 1.2A peak inductor current limit, the AAT1217 is capable of delivering 400mA from dual AA cells batteries.
This xCHIP has no batteries included
Dual AA Intelligent Battery Power Pack
See this tutorial to get XinaBox ready for micro:bit in English
See this tutorial to get XinaBox ready for micro:bit in Chinese
XinaBox is pronounced as X-in-a-Box!
The XinaBox range currently includes over 80 sensors, bridges, cores, interfaces and other types of peripherals, and it is growing all the time. These ‘xChips’ will help you to super-charge your BBC micro:bit:
Micro:bit ready: see here for full details
The connection - plug and play, no wire
Build simple and complex circuits quickly and easily. The modular system allows you to connect xChips like building blocks - anyone can build a circuit in seconds, with no need for soldering irons, breadboards or consumables. And when you are done, disassemble the circuit and start again! It takes seconds when you know how.