I’m planning on building a 220v AC powerbank, using 3.7v - 4.2v 2600mah Li Ion Cells (18650 type).
My plan is to have 3 groups, each containing 6 cells in parallel. These groups are then placed in series to make 12v DC, which will then be stepped up to 220v AC. Each group is removable from the circuit and is charged independantly. Each group also has its own TP4056 soldered to the battery holder - this isn’t removable. This is so i can have 2 parts charging at the same time, since i have a few micro usb’s. This cuts down charging time significantly.
Notes: - The batteries I’m buying are capable of such high discharge rates, so this isn’t an issue. - This is also very expensive, i know - Alternative to the removable sections is using a switch, but I’d rather they be removable.
My questions are: 1. Any problems with this idea? Any improvements or changes to the type of battery recommended? 2. What happens if I didn’t remove one section when charging, i left it in the circuit, with the other packs also there (the other packs are not being charged)? 3. What if I, again, left all the packs in the circuit, but this time all three are plugged to the power simultaneously while in the circuit.
Edit: I have placed diodes in the circuit as shown in this picture: https://myfunwhispers.tumblr.com/post/171651819540 . Will this now allow me to have all three inputs plugged in simultaneously, or will a short circuit still occur? 2.Also, considering that the transformer has no current protection, i should add a fuse @12.5 Amps somewhere after the batteries, shouldn’t I?