I'm looking at the charging circuit for a lithium ion battery that was made by Adafruit. Here's an excerpt:
If there's a 5V rail from the USB port and a 470 Ohms resistor, is that limiting the current through the LED to 6 mA just to keep the brightness low? The datasheet for the charger has 470 Ohms resistors in the reference design too. I'm just not sure why.