An electric battery is a device consisting of one or more electrochemical cells that convert stored chemical energy into electrical energy

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Which type of power supply to equalize SLA battery?

I have some 6V SLA batteries wired in parallel and am wanting to apply a 7.5V (2.5V * 3 cells) equalization charge for a couple of hours. The problem is I'm trying to figure out which type of power ...
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What size/kind of diode to use for a lawn tractor charging circuit [on hold]

I have a lawn tractor which is not charging properly. I only see 25-28 V AC out of the engine to charge the battery. I can't seem to locate where the diode or rectifier is. When this fails, is it ...
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How power system is designed for extreme small system, such as google contact lens?

I just read this news and got very curious: http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/07/23/goodbye-finger-pricking-how-googles-smart-contact-lens-really-helps-diabetics Google is designing "Google ...
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How to calculate battery life with a given load?

I am not very good at electricity things so any help anyone could give me would be fantastic. Here goes: I have a battery (for power tools); it is 18v and 1500 mAh (imagine DC). I'm trying to get it ...
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Battery Ampere-hour rating vs Battery Amps (not an experienced user)

I have almost no experience whatsoever with the technical's of electronics so this is probably a very easy question for someone who does... Do you know if a battery with a 200Ah rating can put out ...
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Converting a 9v Battery powered Device to a 9v dc power supply [duplicate]

I have an old Vivanco MX300 mixer which runs of a 9v battery. I have it in the same place and it's an inconvenience having it run by batteries. Could I use an old AC/DC adapter that would supply 9v ...
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Measuring Remaining Battery Life

I am working on a project testing alkaline batteries and need a way to quickly measure remaining battery life. I would like to be able to estimate mA-h remaining in the battery. If I measure mA-h over ...
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Good volts and amps but phone still charging slowly

I am really new to the EE game and am still tinkering. I have built my own portable DC power source similar to a Minty Boost from scratch and plugged it into the USB port of my Galaxy S3 and it ...
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Charge/Discharge efficiency rate of a lead-acid battery

What is charge/discharge efficiency rate of a lead-acid battery and how can I calculate it? Lateral question: Is there any relations between lead-acid battery efficiency calculated via dissipated ...
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What depth of discharge does 0% on a UPS correspond to? [closed]

When a UPS like an APC Smart-UPS shows 0% charge remaining, does it mean the deep-cycle batteries are completely discharged or that they're at 20%?
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Isolating polarities on a series wired battery bank

Can anyone, with 100% certainty (that means you know what you are talking about) tell me how to "isolate" the positive from the negative posts electrically in one direction so I have a true 'positive' ...
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Lengthen charge times with batteries

Would replacing a 3.7v 1000mAh lithium ion battery with a 3.7v 5000mAh lithium ion batter make my projects last longer between charges?
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How to power my datalogger?

I am building GPS datalogger. It will consist of Arduino Pro Mini 3.3V, GPS module - GY-GPS6MV2 (GPS Ublox NEO-6M) (bypassing 3.3V regulator) or Skylab SKM53 (MT3329). Data will be written to SPI ...
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Do cell phone batteries contain protection circuits?

I have tens of old cell phone batteries lying around and I want to try to make use of them. I've googled around for the answer, but haven't able to come across anything consistent. LiPo batteries ...
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Storing batteries in a refrigerator

The electro-chemical reaction is more favorable at higher temperatures. Consequently, when it is warmer, the batteries will perform better. This is also evident from practice: old batteries do not ...
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30A power connector

I've never really used power connectors before. I am working on a project and saw there are power connectors in it. We had some issues and changed the manufactured power connector to a 30A power ...
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Need help explaining this circuit and how it is dimensioned and designed

I'm working on a project to school where I'm designing a battery charger with battery status indicator, and I found this circuit online: but to include it in the project, I must explain how it ...
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Replacing CR2032 batteries with AAs to power bathroom scales

My digital bathroom scales take 2 CR2032 batteries that I seem to have to replace all the time. Can I simply replace them with 4 AA (or AAA) batteries (assuming I can find room) or do I need to ...
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preventing blown fuses in simple circuit

I am trying to prevent blowing fuses in a simple circuit: that consists of a battery(12V), fuse, and 2 lights(50W). There are no switches; the lights are connected and disconnected from the live ...
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Battery setup for LED headlamp

I am a keen fisherman and always looking for new projects to work on in my spare time. My latest pet project is that I'm looking to increase the capacity of the batteries that power my 3W cree LED ...
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LVD solution with low power indication

I power my 3.3V circuit with step-up power converter. Input to the converter should be from two Ni-MH 1.2V batteries or alternatively from two 1.5V alkaline batteries. I need to indicate low battery ...
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Batteries in parallel

What will happen if 2 or more ideal batteries with different emfs are connected in parallel across a resistor? Just curious to know what folk around here think..
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How to calculate Li-Po battery discharge time?

I want to calculate the time for a Li-Po battery (7.4 V, 2200 mAh, 30 C) to discharge. Battery powers up an embedded device, that requires 5 V, 147 mA. For this reason, I use a voltage regulator, in ...
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Battery pack for DSLR coupler

I am planning to make a battery pack, by using rechargable batteries, that i can use to power my DC-coupler for my DSLR camera. (Ref. Image) On my original camera battery it says 7.4V 1.2A but i ...
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Modifying a chip on a bought voltage measurer

I have bought a battery checker for my RC LiPo battery packs. The battery checker can measure and alarm at low voltages between 2.7 and 3.8 volts, however with LiPo batteries, the interesting range is ...
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Proper resistor for simple circuit

I have a potentially stupid question, but I have no idea how to handle the problem. I want to use 9V battery with a diode that requires 5V. So I need a resistor. How do I find the resistance if (as ...
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Finding batteries to make a stable 12 V battery-power supply

I want to make a stable 12 V battery-power supply for RPi and LED matrix. Schematic is something like: ...
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Sensor scraped from a pc battery pack

I scraped some battery cells off two old pc battery packs. In both packs there were a sensor but I can't figure out what kind of sensor it is. Can someone explain what kind of sensor these are? I have ...
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Battery supplying different voltage

I 'm trying to build a portable device running on battery. It needs power at 2 different voltage: 3v and 4.5v Is doing something like this a good idea ? if so, what type of diode should be used ...
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Can I embed this charger in a project?

I have been attempting to create a portable arduino gaming system. While I have tried normal 'AA' or 'AAA' batteries, they are too large, so have decided to use a lipo battery. I now have this, but I ...
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Charging battery using computer power supply?

I have new 600W ATX computer power supply unit. I have wired green and black together to make power supply turn on when plugged in. I wanted to charge my 12VDC empty battery, without dealing damage to ...
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What will happen on regulator as battery gets depleted?

I want to make a 5V-power source with four 1.5V-AA batteries. I think it can be done easily with 7805 regulator. What I am concerning is the case that batteries are getting depleted as time goes by. ...
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TLV431 as direct replacement of zener?

The answer here suggests using strings of suitable zener diodes to drop the cell-voltages of a battery stack down, to measure the individual voltages by standard (that is non-high voltage) ADCs. The ...
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Will voltage or current determine a diode drop for this battery charging circuit?

I am using a li-ion battery charger IC that regulates an output to 4.2V. I have a schottky diode in series with the output that then connects to the battery. How do I determine the voltage drop? If ...
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What do B+ and C+ mean on the wires of a Lifepo4 battery pack?

I bought this Lifepo4 battery pack. It came with its own charger. The seller told me the charger can be connected directly to the battery. There are 4 cables coming out of the battery: C+, C-, B+ and ...
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How can I modify the charging circuit of the solar powered system using super-capacitor with or without battery (diagram is attached)?

I 'm working on a device which according to the below diagram, has a solar panel witch gives at most 10v voltage and 30mA current (average 9v and 20mA) and also it has a 6v lead acid dry battery with ...
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What's the correct way to solder wires on that (LiPo) battery's terminals?

I need to solder a wire on each of the terminals on the battery shown below. They are approx. 15mm large. Should I solder the wires, of use some sort of clamp? It looks like the terminals are made of ...
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Efficient power utilization by MPPT battery charger

I am designing an MPPT solar charge controller to get more efficiency out of my system. At the moment I am at the conceptual stage and I have some questions about MPPT battery charging in general. ...
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What is the purpose of a battery on a GPS receiver?

My GPS receiver has a small MS621FE battery: Any ideas what might be the purpose of a battery on a GPS receiver?
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Battery Voltage Sensing Circuit (Voltage divider, buffer)

I've been trying to figure out a quick and easy circuit for sensing a battery's voltage, then translating that voltage to an 0-5v signal that could be read by a microcontroller like an Arduino. My ...
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Can a low current (low power) solar panel charge a battery?

I have a solar panel that provides max 7V and average 5.5V under the sun. But it cannot produce enough current even for a little 3V DC motor. Can this solar panel charge a 3V battery? Or maybe two 3V ...
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Simple low voltage disconnect circuit for Arduino

Preface: Under impression to need a low voltage cut out, to prevent 2x AA NIMH rechargeable battery from being drained too now, and damaging them. (right??) In deployment this circuit will commonly ...
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AAA batteries solar charging help needed

I have a project running on 2 regular AAA batteries, I'd like to convert it to NiMH or NiCd rechargable batteries using solar power. I wanna use a panel like this: ...
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How is time of supplied real time clock module maintained without battery?

I am thinking about purchasing this RTC ( real time clock ) module. Since this particular item comes supplied without a battery, I wonder how the time is being kept running in the chip since it's ...
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Most efficient way to power both 12V and 5V off a battery

I'm building a lighting project for Burning Man and I have both 12V inputs and 5V inputs that need to be powered off of batteries. Here are the max loads: ATmega328p - 25mA at 5V Addressable LEDs - ...
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Battery voltage changing drastically after use

I have a NiCd 2000mAh 7.2V battery that drives two motors. If I run the motors for 30 seconds, the voltage reduces from 7.60 to 5V. Once motors are stopped, it takes a minute to come back to 7.50V at ...
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Charging batteries in parallel when they are connected in series in the circuit

I've got two LIR2450 rechargeable 3.6v coin cells. These need to be connected in parallel to form a 7.2v current which is being regulated down to 5v to power an ATMEGA328P. I need to charge the two ...
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How many LEDs can I power with a 3.6V battery?

How can I calculate how many LEDs in parallel I can light with three 1.2V batteries in series? How long will 3.000mAh batteries last in that case? Do I have to put a resistor at only one of the ...
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Transmitting 12v DC over a long wire

I'm trying to charge my laptop through a 12V battery and 12-19V adapter over a long wire but I've noticed that the adapter makes some noise and doesn't work. On the other hand when I connect it close ...
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Getting closer to figuring out my battery requirements

I have been doing research for at least a week and am still a bit confused, but think I am getting to the point where I am close. I need to power 5V 3-5A. Some days this power source will hook up to ...