I just started studying about batteries and battery chargers. I have this simple query so please help me out.
I am trying to charge my 3000mah li-ion battery. The battery voltage is around 3.6v and the charger regulates the 5v from the source to 4.2v. I connect the battery to the charger. Now what is the voltage at the output should I expect? Shouldn't the output voltage be at 4.2v so that the battery gradually charges to 4.2v ? I ask this because I am using Bq2057 IC and once I connect to the battery to the charger the output voltage is dropping to 3.63v.
My assumptions were, 1. I considered the charger as voltage source 2. Battery also as a voltage source
I experimented this buy connecting two DC voltage sources(5 and 3.3v) in parallel and measured the voltage at the node and it was 5v. So I was expecting the charger output to be 4.2v even when I connected my battery to it.