DMG Battery Gauge (v2)

$16.00

With this device you can you can monitor your Gameboy DMG’s LiPo battery or rechargeable AA batteries with RGB LEDs! It’s positioned just below the screen, the mode (AA/LiPo), LED brightness and colour are adjustable using the buttons (the colour applies to all LEDs).

Soldering is required. You need to supply your own wire. There is a known issue where the LEDs will quickly flash when the system is powered on. Consumes about 5.5mA on the lowest brightness and 15mA on the highest brightness.

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Build to order (usually 1-2 weeks before it ships)

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Description

How to use

Brightness
Press the left or right button to increase or decrease the brightness when on the default LED colour (2 red, 3 blue, 3 green).

Change mode
Change between the default LED colour and your custom colour by holding the left button for 1 second and releasing the button.

Customise the colour and changing battery measuring mode AA/LiPo
– Hold the right button for 1 second and release.
– A red LED will appear on the right, you can press the left/right button to adjust the red LED brightness. Hold the right button for 1 second and release to proceed to the next colour of green and then blue.
– After blue, either 2 or 4 red LEDs will appear on the left side, they indiciate the mode. 2 for AAs and 4 for LiPo. Hold the right button once more and release to go back to normal.

Installation (v2)

Have the 3 wires go through the middle hole where the capacitor is and use blu-tack or double sided tape on the capacitor/hole to hold it in place. Take care as you will be placing it on the LCD ribbon cable.

Connect 5V to the cartridge header pin 1 (red cable)
Connect GND to the battery negative terminal (blue cable)
Connect BATT to battery positive terminal (white cable)

LiPo – Voltage when LEDs turn on
LED1 – 3.15v
LED2 – 3.3v
LED3 – 3.4v
LED4 – 3.5v
LED5 – 3.6v
LED6 – 3.75v
LED7 – 3.9v
LED8 – 4v

Rechargeable AA (1.2v) – Voltage when LEDs turn on
LED1 – 3.9v
LED2 – 4.0v
LED3 – 4.1v
LED4 – 4.2v
LED5 – 4.5v
LED6 – 4.6v
LED7 – 4.7v
LED8 – 4.8v

Additional information

Weight 2 g
Battery to monitor

LiPo, Rechargable AA (1.2V)

Installation (old versions)

Installation (v1.1)

Take care as you will be placing it on the LCD ribbon cable.

Rechargable AAs / Non-fixed output LiPo

Fixed output LiPo packs

Installation (v1.0)

Connect 5V to the cartridge header pin 1 (red cable)
Connect GND to the battery negative terminal (blue cable)
Connect BATT to battery positive terminal (white cable)

Have the 3 wires go through the middle hole where the capacitor is and use blu-tack or double sided tape on the capacitor/hole to hold it in place. Take care as you will be placing it on the LCD ribbon cable.

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