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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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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How to handle / dispose of spent lithium primary cells [closed]

Disclaimer: This is a material safety question and not electrical. But it is electrical engineers who generally decide which type of battery to use when designing a system and other electrical ...
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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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Discharge limit on a 12V 9800mAh Lithium-ion Battery

I am running a 12V solar system that powers a 5050 LED light bar of 7.4W. Powered by a 25W mono PV and has a total 12V storage of: 1x 6800mAh 1x 9800mAh (Lithium-ion batteries in series) The ...
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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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Which are least likely to leak? DealExtreme “CR” coin cells, dollar-store “CR” cells, name-brand “CR” cells, or name-brand “BR” cells? [closed]

Please imagine this scenario. You own three watches. A $5 watch, a $20 watch, and a $30 watch. Each one uses a different size of lithium button-cell battery. You know that dead cells tend to leak ...
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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 ...
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Charging phones via solar battery chargers

For a school project, I want to make a solar iPhone charger (specifically for the iPhone 4) and I've spent about a week looking up stuff all over the Internet, and I'm stuck for the hundredth time. ...
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From Li-Ion to Li-Po battery: design a new battery pack for old mobile phone

I have an old working mobile phone. The battery, a compatible 3.6V 500mAh Li-Ion is almost dead (the original one was 800mAh). Is it possible replace the battery pack with a 1200mAh or so Li-Po ...
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Large battery, small component. Issues? [duplicate]

I have a basic question which I wanted to run by some better informed people than me. I'm planning on building a very simple circuit which takes a 12v feed from a broadcast camera and uses it to ...
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Lithium-ion rechargeable battery, shelf life

For Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, that have never been charged, or been charged like 2-3 times at most, some 2-3 years back, and having since-then been in packaged condition, what should I ...
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What are some good methods for adding charging control/signaling for a docking wireless system with a rechargeable battery?

I'm working on a device that will dock to charge very similarly to a cordless phone. The dock outputs 5V DC, which is already very low risk, but I would prefer to add a control pin that turns on the ...
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Li-Po shield for Arduino with in-line recharging, soft-off and voltage protection?

I'm looking for a shield for my Arduino (or a breakout board that I can adapt for the purpose). It should have these abilities: JST connector for my single-cell battery. Over- and Under-current ...
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Regulator and charging in a portable device

There are quite a few similar posts on this subject but I'm a little confused about the best way to proceed in my specific project. All my previous regulators have been linear types (eg: 7805, LM317 ...
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replacing disposable lithium-thionyl batteries with rechargable lithium batteries?

I have a device that takes 2 disposable 3.6 V 1/2AA 1100 mAh lithium-thionyl batteries and I would like to replace them with rechargable ones. It is a device that measures angles in wireless mode, and ...
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Pulse-powering heavy loads with a coin cell

Lithium coin cells are rated for fairly low standard current draws, on the order of 1 to 5 mA. Also, while they allow greater pulsed current draws (i.e., periodic bursts), this appears to be ...
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Making a lithium polymer circuit

I want to create a circuit that will power my Raspberry Pi using Lithium Polymer. My knowledge of LiPo is rather low and I believe they can get dangerous if used incorrectly so I turn here. THe ...