A type of very common chemistry system used batteries using lead and sulfuric acid. fully charged it will have a voltage of 13.8 V. These batteries are used in automotive and robotics environments.

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Measuring internal resistance of a battery while it's being charged

I was startled to hear that there are devices out there that can measure the internal resistance of batteries, in circuit, while the batteries are being (trickle-)charged. For example, Hioki markets ...
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Charge condition of lead acid battery

I need to monitor the charge condition of an 8V lead acid battery. For monitoring purposes, I used a Beagle Bone Black running Linux. It is also supplied via this battery. The battery also supplies ...
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What is a safe max. discharge rate for a 12V lead acid battery?

I've got a 12V 2.4Ah lead acid battery which I plan to connect a water pump to. I've looked at various pumps, but the one I'm most interested in draws 2.2A. I'm not so interested in how long the ...
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What can be the consequences of charging a lead-acid battery with an excessive voltage?

In my field-operating device I use a simple PWM step-down to charge a 6V 3.9Ah lead-acid battery from a 5W solar cell with a voltage of 7.2V. Unfortunately the DC regulator got damaged today and the ...
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Can my dead Lead Acid batteries be reused?

I have two 12V 4.5Ah sealed Lead Acid batteries from an old electric scooter. The scooter is a decade old, and packed up a few months after purchase. The batteries were literally left as is for ...
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Lead Acid max discharge rate?

I am building a flashlight using a large(ish) 35W HID headlamp from a car, and I'm having troubles choosing a good battery technology. The inverter draws about 3.5A - 4A at 12V, tested on a large ...
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Plante Lead acid battery formatting/forming process

Is there a description anywhere that explains the physical process for Plante lead acid battery formatting?
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Equations to charge a lead acid battery with constant voltage strategy

Typically there are 3 zones to charge a lead acid batteries.In the first step, the battery would be charged with a constant current and after a specific SOC, constant voltage strategy would be applied ...
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Lead-acid battery charging [closed]

Have an unbranded lead-acid battery charger and a small 6Ah 12V battery. After about a year of purchasing the set I need to charge it for the first time. For car battery jump start I vaguely remember ...
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Charging 12V SLA from Single Solar Cell

I'm interested in charging a 12V Sealed Lead-Acid battery from a single monocrystalline solar cell. The solar cell's voltage is only 0.5V at maximum power point, but it supplies 8A. I will need a 32X ...
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Filtered Voltage for charging Lead acid battery

I am creating a temporary setup for a lead acid charger, using a rewound Microwave transformer, a bridge rectifier, and a giant filter capacitor (30,000µF). Wound turns until I got 14 volts filtered ...
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How do we charge a small 12V battery from a large 12V battery bank

In a youth organization that I am part of we are building a traveling stand alone system, which will be put up on various fairs and music festivals. On one of the festivals there is a wish that we can ...
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Please help me understand this charging algorithm

I am trying to plan a stand alone system, and for that I will need a charge controller. I am looking at a few models from the company MorningStar. I have understood what MPPT is, and decided to not ...
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What happens if I connect two lead acid batteries in series, one fully charged and one half charged?

I am interested in several things: What happens right when I connect them? How does this behavior affect the batteries, both short term and long term?
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Can be lead-acid battery charged using NiMH or NiCd charger?

I would like to check total capacity of 64Ah lead "car battery" ^ by fully charging it and currently I have only older intelligent charger (Robbe Power Peak 8467 – page can be switched to ...
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Why is balancing used for lithium batteries only?

I have never heard of a lead acid battery having any electronics to balance it's cells, or even any manual way to balance them. But I think all lithium batteries have, or at least lithium batteries ...
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how much time it will take to charge a 48v 35amphr battery using a solar panel of 20w

please help me out with this problem.I have tried several sites , but i didnt get a specipic method.please kindly include formulas used also.
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Charging lead acid (car) batteries with a common ground

I have three identical lead acid batteries. All three batteries are on a common ground since they power different components on a same circuit. I have three independent "intelligent" chargers whose ...
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Input voltage of LM317 drops when lead acid battery is connected on output

I have built a voltage regular circuit with LM317. Its input is connected to my solar panel. As in many circuit examples, there is a voltage divider to bias the adjust pin. Also, I have connected a ...
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Can I use LIPO battery voltage checker for 12V lead acid battery? [closed]

Can I use the LIPO battery voltage checker to monitor voltage of my 12V 7Ah lead acid sealed battery? Currently I use a multimeter to check the battery voltage frequently as I am experimenting with ...
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Effect of temperature on CC, CV, Float, Gaseous voltage of agm vrla battery

What are the temperature compensated values of Constant voltage, Constant current, Float voltage and Gassing Voltage for AGM VRLA batteries? What is the raise on each of the above parameters of AGM ...
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How good is the advice to run the car headlights before starting the car in cold weather?

I'll do my best to formulate this as a purely electrical problem so that it isn't claimed to be belonging to Vehicle Maintenance SE. We have a lead-acid starter battery (not a deep cycle fashion) ...
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What is the most efficient way to power a solar computer (5V) from a 12V lead acid battery?

My project: Power a Beaglebone Black (BBB) entirely from solar energy. Obviously energy efficiency is crucial here. My setup so far: PV panel connected to a deep-cycle lead acid battery. Now I need to ...
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What kind of capacitor should I use in Buck topology if the load is a lead-acid battery?

I'm using BQ2031 to charge lead-acid batteries. BQ2031 takes battery voltage as feed back and controls the switching element according to it. Now the load is not a passive element, instead it is a ...
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Can the terminal voltage of a lead acid battery be reversed?

I recently acquired a used riding mower. I figured it was dead, so hooked it up to a trickle charge overnight. Next morning, still totally dead. I stuck my voltmeter on it, and measured -11.8V. Check ...
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Stopping criterion of lead-acid battery charging operation with SMPS

I'm trying to charge a lead-acid battery. The input DC voltage is too high, so I used a 400W SMPS to drop it down to a more convenient (currently not decided) voltage level. Battery capacity is not ...
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Is it okay to charge a VRLA with a AGM charger?

I have a 1000mA charger meant for a 10Ah, AGM SLA battery. I picked up a VRLA, which is 17Ah and I am wondering if the charger is OK for it. When I tried to charge it, the green light never came on, ...
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Decrease a voltage from 24-27VDC into 18VDC using a 7812 and a bunch of other home supply parts

I have one 7812 1A linear regulator, bunch of resistors and zeners at home. My input voltage is 27VDC from two 12V lead batteries. Desired output voltage is 18V and the maximum current consumption of ...
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Is there an instrument that can measure the capacity of lead acid batteries

Background I have an electrical scooter with 6 x 12Volt lead acid batteries (72 Volts total), which are now in such a condition that they can barely get me to my work and back. I got a bunch of used ...
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Will a trickle charge lead-acid battery system last?

If I were to implement a simple battery backup system like this to power several WiFi radios in a field situation, how would the battery handle it? Would trickle charging it like that wear it out ...
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Solar cell trickle charging lead-acid without charge controller

Can somebody comment on sizing a solar cell for trickle charging a lead-acid battery bank without a charge controller for several months? I found a non-authoritative source that claimed that cells ...
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How to detect low battery of a lead-acid battery?

I've heard that discharging a lead-acid battery to 0% is bad and wears it out. I have a 10Ah 12v lead-acid battery, is there a circuit to tell me when the battery is low?
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Connector for a certain type of lead-acid battery

I need to connect some lead-acid batteries together, to form a bank. A fair amount of current will be drawn from them. However, I haven't seen the terminals used in those batteries before. What ...
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Battery Monitoring IC for 24V 480Ahr SLA

I'm building a battery monitoring system for a large automotive application. Is there any IC tuned to measure a Lead-Acid battery pack's voltage, current and state of charge? The closest I got was ...
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Decreasing voltage without decreasing the current

I have got two 12 V 7.2 Ah lead-Acid batteries, which are connected in Series (26 V after charging). The batteries are connected to a step-up / boost module which have to be 2 V higher than the input. ...
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12v lead acid to 5v USB using Car cigarette converter [closed]

I am trying to power up a Raspberry Pi outdoors. So I got a lead cell battery and a car cigarette lighter to USB converter (12v-to-5v step down converter). Unfortunately, before even connecting the ...
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How does one determine Lead-Acid battery end-of-life?

Have a lead-acid (deep-discharge) battery bank (small bank with only 2 batteries, in series), whose terminal voltage reads 26.5V. My past method of determining the need to change batteries is based on ...
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How to design and build intelligent controller for a power pack made of recycled lead-acid batteries?

I am quite ignorant in electronics, but I am now building a small off-the-grid installation to be freely cloned (CC-BY) in rural areas of Eastern Poland (and perhaps Ukraine). The vital part of it is ...
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How to measure the car battery charge with good precision

My goal is to replace the analog battery gauge in the dashboard - with a more accurate, digital gauge. My first idea was to look for a specialized IC. I'm familiar with battery gauges for LiPo ...
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What should the voltage of a fully charged lead acid battery be?

I don't have a proper lead acid battery charger... But I own a small Yuasa 7Ah battery. I am using a 13volt 1.5A wall wart to charge it. And I have a volt-meter to check the voltage. At what ...
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What's the max discharge (in “C”) of a Pb-acid and LiFePO4 (lithium iron phosphate)?

I know that lead acid batteries can handle massive loads, and they are even used to power houses with solar panels, but what is the maximum safe discharge for one of these? I've done some Googling ...
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Can I charge a 12v sealed lead acid with an old wall-wart (not made for charging)?

Will it hurt the battery? If I left it overnight would I run the risk of "exploding" the battery? I have a 7Ah SLA battery that I need to charge, but I don't have a charger and I don't want rake out ...
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Are sealed lead acid batteries water-resistant?

I am going on a climbing trip in the Canadian Rockies for 20 days starting this weekend. I am bringing a 12volt 7Ah SLA battery that I am going to use to charge my GPS, iPod, Camera, and Sat Phone. ...
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Why are Li-Ion battery so much safer than lead-acid?

Recently I asked how to charge a (lead-acid) car battery at home and looks like the answer is very dangerous, don't do it unless you really really have to. Meanwhile people charge Li-Ion batteries of ...
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Maximum operating temperatures of different lead acid batteries

What are the (generally) safe maximum operating temperatures of various lead acid batteries such as wet cells, sealed lead acid, glass mat? I'm looking for a battery that can withstand around 60 ...
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A Battery Charger which can extend LEAD ACID Battery life

I am making a battery charger for a 45AH LEAD Acid Car Battery. That I will use with 100 W (1 A 100 V AC) UPS. I need to know that what things I should keep in mind so that the battery charger ...
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Why are lead-acid batteries preferable for submarines?

According to Wikipedia article lead-acid batteries are used for running submarines propulsion engines. Submarines are used by the military and the military can afford very expensive toys. Lead-acid ...
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Charging lead-acid batteries?

Are there any special requirements for charging lead-acid batteries?