Lithium Polymer batteries

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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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What is the relative mass of a LiPo cathode?

Relative to the mass of a LiPo battery cell, how much is the mass of the cathode? That is, what is the percentage-mass of a LiPo battery's cathode?
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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 ...
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Obtaining +- 1.5V, +- 20V, and 3V from single LiPo [closed]

I want to use a 3.7 volt LiPo to power a portable device. What's the best (efficient and small) way to get ± 1.5V, ± 20V, and 3V from a single cell LiPo? Here are some specs about the ...