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Charging Batteries

The charger that was provided with each kit was from Sparkfun:https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12711The batteries that were provided with each kit from Adafruit: https://www.adafruit.com/product/353

There is an LED on the battery charger that indicates that the charging cycle is finished.  The LED will be on when charging and off when complete.  A description is provided on the Sparkfun website along with schematics if you are interested. A datasheet for the chip they are using that provides even more detail as to how it works can be found here.

Sometiems the charger will not go into the charging mode when the battery is first plugged in for some reason.  You may have to cycle the battery in and out of the connector to get the charging mode to start.  A fully charged battery will measure 4.2 volts as measured with a volt meter with the battery disconnected from anything.