I am planning to charge my 12V sealed Lead Acid battery from AC to DC Converter. The output of the AC-DC Converter is adjustable so that I can set my voltage to be 14.7V(considering diode voltage drop) in order to charge the battery. The resistor 10 Ω is used to limit the charge current of 210mA.12V is mainly used to drive fan and other small circuits
My questions :
1.Once the battery is fully charged, the output across the battery would be 12.7V.I do not want to disconnect the battery or switch it over the float charging (13.6V) as I want my design to keep it simple. My only concern is overcharging the battery if left connected. Does it have any impact on its life. Do I need specific charging circuitry to charge the lead acid battery.
2.In case of power failure ,my battery delivers the power required to the system. Since my voltage regulator requires minimum input voltage greater than 2V of expected output, my Linear regulator does not work. So I have to modify my design to use either LDO /Switching regulator. Another option is give the unregulated output of the battery to my fan(it can work anywhere from 10V) during normal conditions. So I can power small circuits using 5V. Does it work perfectly?Please give ur suugestions.