Super Boost charging my phone off of two AA batteries.
I think that is enough update posts for right now.
So I just finished building my first Super Boost. It converts 2.2V – 4.5V to a steady 5V source. This is perfect for charging a cell phone or any other device that charges via USB by using 2 AA batteries or a single cell lithium battery.
This design is inspired by the Minty Boost but it fixes some of the issues in that design. The Minty Boost is limited to 600mA due to the LT1302 chip. The Super Boost uses the LM2700 which can push up to 3.6A. This will enable iPhones to charge much more quickly.
Charging more quickly will drain and reduce the life span of AA batteries so lithium batteries are the ideal source.