Lithium batteries are disposable/non-rechargeable batteries, often found in button/coin-cell form and sometimes in cylindrical cell form. Lithium batteries are used in portable consumer electronic devices, including watches, cameras, calculators, thermometers, etc.

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Trying to combine two power source into a single micro usb output

I had a power bank which is has 2 usb port that can charge simultaneously, the problem is both of it discharge at 5.1v and 0.5a. I would like to use 2 usb plug combined them in parallel into a single ...
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Charging batteries while powering device

This may be somewhat of a common question although there are some specific challenges in this one. I have a bluetooth speaker which no longer charges its internal Li-ion cell. Using a new cell I can ...
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Are Lithium Thionyl Chloride Battery usable in my vibrating environment? Are they safe?

I have to power a circuit subject to constant vibrations (10-15 Hz with an amplitude of ca 10 millimiters) with a battery and I was thinking of a Lithium Thionyl Chloride Battery. The circuit has to ...
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Specifications for a charger needed to charge LiFePo4

I have a project with three 4-Cell LiFePo4 batteries. The battery specs: 4S at 3.3V 4200mah 30C I want to charge all 3 batteries in a range of 45 - 75 min (Preferably one hour) What are the ...
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Excessive voltage after step up converter

We have 60w leds on 48vdc from a 24vdc 10ah lithium battery pack hooked up to a step up converter to 48-49vdc. When we turn the light on it shines bright for a second and then shines normal. We need ...
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battery management protection component

I have been looking at a lot of Battery management system/protection circuits lately and there are components that I can't identify. Can anyone tell what is the name and function of the component I ...
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Lithium batteries cycle life

We as a group have been trying to write an academic essay about advantages of lithium batteries. We have made some research about lithium batteries and found that lithium batteries have high cycle ...
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protection circuit Lithium-ion batteries

I am designing a lithium-ion battery in my project but I am a little confused in regards to certain aspects of the protection circuit of lithium-ion batteries.I know about the different stages of ...
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Charging board for 3 battery 3.6V used for supply an Arduino board

I would like to build an autonomous system that contains: - An Arduino board (later, it will be just the chip) - A LED strip I decided to use 3x3.6V lithium batteries in series. So, the idea is to ...
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How to power small solenoid with a 3.7V lithium battery pack

I've got a small 1.5V 2W pull-type spring-loaded solenoid I'm trying to fire with a 3.7V (45mAh at 1C) lithium pack for about 0.5 sec. I am able to get it to work using a (1.5A max) voltage source at ...
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Lithium battery Charger

I want to charge my battery pack faster. And I am dumb at electronics What I am planning to do is, take LiIon batteries with Protection and planning to charge them directly with 5v 2A Mobile ...
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How to verify the Energy and Capacity delivered by the Lithium Ion battery?

How to verify the Energy and Capacity delivered by the Lithium Ion battery? I have a Lithium ion batter with below configuration: Nominal Voltage 4.2 V Nominal capacity 2250 mAh I am calculating ...
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battery chargers - AGM and lithium

I am working on an inverter with a battery charger for a 24V,200AH AGM battery pack. The battery charger current can be adjusted from 10 to 50 amps. Now, I want to be able to also a charge a lithium ...
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Protection from AAA Lithium Battery

I am working on a system that uses a AAA alkaline battery but I am concerned that AAA lithium batteries that run at 3.7V exist (Amazon link). Can anyone suggest simple circuits that have a low leakage ...
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PWM lithium-ion charger

I want to make a custom lithium-ion 18650 standard cell charger as I will be charging 100s of them (recycling old laptop batteries). Base on my research, lithium-ion cells use constant-current, ...
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Battery simulator

I wanted to make battery simulator, used to test li ion charger, and i have the schematic of the one that i use at work. I turn the knob and adjust the voltage at P1 and i can measure sink current at ...
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wire gauge for solderless lithium batteries in series?

I am making a prototype lithium battery of 2kw / 40 amps. it's 8p14s, and every bank of 8 parallel is joined with copper sheet in solderless contacts. I have bought some 0.1mm thick copper sheet and ...
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What is this Externally-Triggered Fuse?

In the datasheet for an overvoltage protector (TI BQ771815) there is a device I don't recognize: It is used in the datasheet as a fuse which can be opened by an external signal from the overvoltage ...
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charging circuit for series coin batteries

I am designing a circuit that will be powered by two rechargable coin cells in series, and I need to include a module to recharge them in-situ. I have had a look on RS at the range of rechargable ...
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How to design a Lithium-Ion battery pack?

I have a project that I am working on that requires the use of a rechargeable battery pack. The major issue I have is that the battery pack needs to be as slim as possible. So far all I could find are ...
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How to charge lithium-titanate battery with lower voltage

I would like to charge a lithium-titanate battery rated at 2.4V (capacity 50mah, max charge voltage 2.75V), which is lower than the typical li-ion battery (3.7/4.2V). Most charger ics seem to be ...
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lithium polymer battery connections

I'm trying to replace my tablet li po batteries and am trying to understand the connections. The following figure shows the 2 3.7v batteries connected in series. Most replacement batteries I've seen ...
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Lithium Battery Charger IC - Charging and Power

Basically, for the circuit I'm making, I need it to be powered by a Lithium battery. Also, this Lithium battery has to be able to be charged via USB. I have seen external chargers for doing so, ...
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Using LM2577 boost converter to charge the 2S lithium ion battery with an input of 15W at 5V

I am trying to design a Lithium ion battery charger that can charge a 2S battery. The input power will be 15W at 5V. I am thinking of using LM2577 boost converter to efficiently step the input up to ...
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280LM Led Headlamp needs FCC certificate?

Do I need FCC certification for my 280LM Led Headlamp with 1800MAH Lithium battery which is rechargeable only via USB? More details: Watts out: 3W Lithium-ion Cells: 103450 Energy Content:1800Mah ...
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Help with high current single cell lithium charging

I am designing a system to charge a single cell lithium battery. It requires pass-through, path-selection, over and under voltage protection. The bottom line is this system needs to power a device ...
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Options for 12v battery pack with charger

I have an amp that requires 12-20v dc power. I'm looking into a solution for a portable battery pack that I can charge while running the amp as well with discharge and overcharge protection. This is ...
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Are there any high energy density (i.e. zinc-air or lithium-manganese dioxide) batteries without high internal resistance?

For my wild life camera, I want a small cell that can provide 0.5W for 8 hours or more. It doesn't seems rechargeable lithium ion batteries have that energy density. I don't mind if the cell is ...
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Why are the charge and discharge rate of Lihium Polymer Batteries different?

I have a 3S 1.3MAH Lithium Polymer battery with a 25C discharge rate, and a 5C charge rate.From what i know, the discharge rate is the rate at which the battery can be safely ischarged( i.e how many ...
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Safe Lithium Battery Management

I'm building a device that needs to run from Lithium batteries. I am well aware they need to be charged/dis-charged properly to avoid damage and explosions. To my knowledge a charging system has ...
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Can I swap any two lithium cells on an MP3 player / camera, etc?

Lithium batteries commonly have +/- and temp monitor connections. I'm pretty sure I can swap a 290 mAh MP3 battery with a 1400 mAh battery, it will charge very slowly. Can I swap the temp sensor ...
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Difference between Lithium Polymer batteries of varying capacity and cell amount

I was looking to purchase a LiPo batteries online for a side project. Upon shopping around, and reading up on LiPo batteries, I have a fair understanding on what the numbers/letters on the battery ...
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Li-SoCl2 battery state of charge

I'm developing a data logger powered by Li-SoCl2 (http://www.100y.com.tw/pdf_file/02-SAFT-LS33600.pdf) battery and I have no idea on how to overcome the problem of estimating the residual charge of ...
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nexus 7 battery repurposing [closed]

I have just broken my nexus 7 and I was about to salvage the battery. I was thinking of using it maybe to power my raspi or arduino. My main question is how do I charge it? I was thinking of cutting ...
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What Lithium chemistry in phones' (now) 3.8V batteries?

I'm specifically looking for the discharge tolerances...can communicate with the charge controller on the phone and want to increase the discharge depth from 3.5V to say 3.1-3V for longer battery ...
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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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Confusion regarding the design of Lithium Ion PCB

From this site and many others, it seems to be universally recommended that a lithium ion battery not be discharged lower than 3.0 volts. Most actually recommend to stop discharging at around 3.3 ...
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Why do batteries leak/explode, and how can I prevent it? [closed]

I've been the owner of many-a-battery which blew up, particularly inside of flashlights. I've recently purchased a fairly-decent-quality flashlight, and I'd greatly like to prevent the battery from ...
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How to charge double cell lipo battery with single cell charger?

My setup is simple: I have this bluetooth module with a built in single-cell Lithium ion/polymer battery charger. I have this double cell LiPo battery and I also have an arduino nano that I will have ...
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Need to charge a lithium power pack from USB

I need to charge a small lithium power pack from a device that was originally charged using a 5v USB connection. The connector on the device is damaged so I need to charge the power pack directly. ...
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Upgrade a cordless screwdriver (16.8 V) to Li-Poly [closed]

I'd like to upgrade my cordless screwdriver/drill to use lithium polymer batteries. Problem is, the screwdriver uses 16.8 V at the moment (14 NiMh 1.2 V cells). So, using lithium polymer batteries ...
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Will a device charger with higher current output necessarily charge an electronic device faster?

Charger specs Charger type : USB Charger Voltage : 5V Amp : 2 Amp Freq : 60 Hz Battery specs Type : Li-ion Power : 7.4 Wh Current : 2 Ah Discharge Voltage : 3.7 V Charging limit voltage : ...
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How should I connect multiple Lithium Polymer battery packs in parallel?

I have an application for which I need a relatively high amount of current @5V. I was thinking of connecting four external USB battery packs like these in parallel, as they output a nice regulated 5V ...
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Is it safe to have 4V continuously supplied to a lithium battery?

I have a compact digital photo camera that will be on for very long periods(for a time-lapse video). It is powered by a Lithium-Ion 3,7V, 720mAh battery I want to supply 4V to the battery terminals, ...
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What are the possible causes of sudden extremely high internal resistances in Lithium batteries?

Not a duplicate, just to separated a good question from Does a crude Li-ion 18650 battery have internal thermal (mechanic?) protection? Short history long: I extracted 6 18650 (Sanyo) batteries from ...
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Does a crude Li-ion 18650 battery have internal thermal (mechanic?) protection?

For clarification: crude means "it does not have any protection circuit attached". Short history long: I extracted 6 18650 (Sanyo) batteries from an Acer battery pack. They had more than 3V each and ...
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Isolation between cells for battery charging & testing

I want to charge Lipo battery packs and possibly other chemistries too. Six cell packs for starters. But hope to handle more and less. Perhaps a lot more cells. For electric vehicles, skateboards, ...
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Boosting a Lithium Coin Cell

I made a board recently and just started checking it out yesterday. I used a typical lithium coin cell and a boost converter (Microchip MCP1640). With a battery plugged in I get no voltage out of the ...
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In circuit 2S Lithium Charging

I'm designing a board with a micro that controls a hobby servo. The circuit is usually powered from 12VDC but may be disconnected at any point, thus we have 2 lithium cells in series providing ~7.4V ...
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How to Calculate Theoretical Capacity and Energy Density of Li Ion Battery

Specifically if the cathode and anode are known materials how do you calculate the theoretical capacity and energy density of the full cell? For example if you have a Lithium Iron Phosphate cathode ...