Lithium Polymer batteries

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3S 12A 11.1V li-ion BMS PCM Wiring [on hold]

I just received this BMS in the mail and want to make sure I am connecting it properly to my battery. Below is an image of my best guess based on the instructions provided. As you can see there is no ...
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Charging 3S LiPo 22000 mah with a 5V Mini USB 1A Lithium Battery Charging Board Charger Module

I am designing a bathroom Bluetooth Speaker that I want to mount on the wall and be able to charge it without removing the battery. I would like to use a USB charger module like this https://www....
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Lithium Ion Battery Capacity: Discharge Analysis

I have taken apart a battery module consisting A123 Systems ANR26650-M1A cells (they are technically Lithium-Iron-Phospate (LiFeo4) cells) that were used in a commercially controlled environment. ...
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Replacing Lithium batteries with larger ones

I have some background with electronics, but that was in the "old days", so my knowledge of lithium battery types and charging processes is very limited. I have a bunch of gadgets with one of those ...
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Rest time for testing lipo cells

My university's student electric racing team has to test a large number (250) of lipo cells before using them in our electric car. Our testing methodology will be approximately like this: Discharge....
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Can I convert L-ion battery backup to supercapacitor?

I have a RAID card in my home server and the battery went dead. It's a lithium ion chemistry with the circuits to tell the RAID card miscellaneous information. I could buy another L-Ion battery to ...
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Why MCP73871 lithium battery charger IC takes so long?

I'm working on a Microchip IC: MCP73871, a very small linear charger for lithium-based batteries. It has very nifty feature: a load-sharing system that gives priority to the load over the battery in ...
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Trouble Driving a Solenoid with a LiPo Battery

I am having trouble getting enough current to drive a bi-directional solenoid with two leads. I am using a half of a L293 (Quadruple Half-H Driver) to drive the solenoid back and forth. The solenoid ...
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Lithium Polymer battery puff sensing

I have an IoT application which requires > 20,000 mAh of battery capacity. This can either come from a single cell or a number of cells connected in parallel. The device is going to remain unattended ...
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How many battery cells in a smartphone?

Are most batteries built into smartphones (e.g. iPhone) single cell batteries? If so, why might that be?
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What type of fire extinguisher do I need for lithium polymer batteries?

I plan on using reasonably cheap powerbanks (like the Aukey Mini 3600mAh) with my own circuits, and - ideally - I'd like to have an appropriate fire extinguisher on hand in case I mess up. I know ...
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Charge Li-Po battery with TP4056? (Or what else?)

I bought a single cell Li-Po battery and two different charger modules (one without protective circuit and one with protective circuit) from AliExpress. The Li-Po battery has a protection circuit ...
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Monitoring Lithium Polymer Battery Voltage from Microcontroller

I am working on a project in which a microcontroller (specifically an RFduino) is powered by a LiPo battery and the microcontroller needs to monitor the voltage of the LiPo. Five of the RFduino pins ...
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Finding an ESC for a LiFePo4 Battery

I have a project that uses 12S LiFePo4 batteries, and I need an electronic speed controller. The main problem I have is that pretty much all the existing ones I've found are designed to work with Li-...
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Paralel charging two Lithium Polymer batteries on a MP3 player Colorfly C4

Is it a good idea to replace a built in lithium polymer battery rated: 3.7 V, 2000 mah with TWO x brand new 3.7 V, 1800 mah (...
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How to interpret step-up output current with respect to input/output voltage

I have a Pololu 12V step-up converter (U3V12F12) that I'm powering with a 3.7V 6600mAh lipo battery. The idea was to use it to power a dev board that requires a 12V input. The dev board draws about ...
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Lipo battery doesnt charge cell no 2 [closed]

I wasted a lipo battery earlier. I googled so I know that when it goes flat it is unusable. Then i bought another battery of same type 3s. After using it for a month or 2, it suddenly started showing ...
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Lithium Ion battery charging

Its just a simple Question Lets Say, I have 4 x Lithium Batteries each 6800mah capacity and Lithium Battery Charger IC BQ24618 from texas instruments. Will I be able to charge these batteries ...
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How do you protect a Li-ion / Li-polymer battery from over-dishcharge?

I'm setting up a power regulation system for a lithium polymer battery, but I'm aware that my LDO will continue to draw current from the battery even after it's fallen below an acceptable level of ...
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How can the SparkFun Lipo USB charger power other devices at the same time as charging?

How is this SparkFun charger capable of charging a LiPo at the same time as powering other devices? The Set up would look like this: This is what the schematic looks like. Basically, my confusion ...
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Is slowly charging a battery extending the lifetime? -why

Is slowly charging (like usb: 500mA) a battery of a cellphone/ tablet/ notebook increasing the overall lifetime of the battery itself? If yes: why is it ? Why do LiIon batteries lose capacity over ...
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Will it hurt a non-powered power supply to see 12/24V on the output?

For an RC (mostly LiPo) battery charging setup I've got a 48V Meanwell AC->DC PSU supplying power to the charger. I'm considering simple ways to power the charger either by this PSU or directly by a ...
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How to gauge safety of cheap Lipo batteries?

I see a ton of cheap 12V lipo batteries for sale on Ebay, but other than the mAh rating, I can't find any info or datasheets on how to safely operate them. I'm looking for a good battery to power a ...
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Charging questions, current limitation and voltage

I'm having few issues with chargers, current delivered to a device etc... just need to connect the dots I guess. When I connect a phone to a charger for example IPhone which is rated at (5v,1A max), ...
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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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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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Best way to power sensor circuit from LiPo

I want to make small (~cigarette pack size) oscillometric blood pressure monitor (with arm cuff). The device will be powered by single cell 3.7V LiPo battery with USB charger circuit, without LCD ...
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Adafruit trinket power question

I am reading the Adafruit Trinket tutorial here. It states that BAT+ is used for battery INPUT: If you want to power the trinket from a battery or power adapter or solar panel or any other kind ...
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Faster charging of Lithium Polymer battery possible?

I am designing a system which needs to run for 3 minutes, then charge as quickly as possible, then run for 3 minutes, then charge as quickly as possible, and so on. In order to reduce the charging ...
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Is there any way to control a 12Vdc relay using 60Vdc line

I have a 60V li-ion battery back with PCM board attached to it for protection. According to the PCM datasheet, under fault condition the PCM cuts off the load and thus isolates the battery bank. The ...
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How can I feed the right current to a superbright LED with a 3.7V LiPo battery?

I'm trying to do something that seemed simple at first but is proving to be complicated (shocker, right?) I want to power a super bright LED (Luxeon K2, Cool White, 350mA. It's discontinued, but the ...
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What battery has more capacity: Lithium Polymer or Lithium-ion battery?

In my project I need a battery with a cylinder of 10mm diameter and 35mm high. I thought only Lithium Polymer technology can create battery for this size. Now I discovery Lithium-ion can have the same ...
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How can I charge just one Lithium Polymer cell?

I have a small 3.7V 100mAh Lithium polymer battery. This is just like any other Li-Pol battery, but it is smaller. Like any rechargeable battery, I want to recharge it. From what I found online, I ...
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powering android phone from 3 AA battery directly (not USB!) [closed]

I have Sony Arc phone which was spoiled by me (story OutTopic) as it won't charge lion battery anymore. the phone itself works perfectly. I don't want to do the regular 3AA to USB charger way. Trying ...
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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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Intelligently Charging and Profiling Lithium Polymer Battery Packs

Lithium Polymer battery packs are widely used in Radio Controlled (RC) airplanes among other things for their charge/weight advantages. These packs typically consist of X series cells and Y parallel ...