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How can I switch between battery tracking mode and input voltage regulation mode on the BQ24210?

I'm trying to create a circuit in which a BQ24210 automatically switches between charging a battery via battery tracking mode and charging it via input voltage regulation mode. This is done by having ...
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KiCAD PWR_FLAG issue on DW01A circuit

I am building a TP4056 based battery charger circuit on KiCad. The ERC check throws the error as per the screenshot. Do I need to add the PWR_FLAG on VBAT- and VBAT+ nets as well or is there any other ...
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Current concept doubt (charging/discharging) [closed]

Current concept confuses me alot in electronics, have some questions regarding the same- Suppose my battery rating is 5V 1A (1000mAh) and suppose there is an Rpi to which i want to power and its ...
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How can I improve this smart 12v battery charger circuit? [closed]

I am a beginner so I need help on figuring this out I got it in this condition but I think by fixing it will help me learn a lot I've built a few things with success and I've worked on many electrical ...
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LiFEpo4 issues and concern

I have a 200AH LiFEpo4 battery and I bought an inverter, my inverter has 4 output AC socket if I connected the 1st socket to airconditioneer and and the 2nd socket to the charger continue charging ...
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Load cycler circuit analysis

Hello I am attempting to build a simple load cycler that will charge and discharge 3.7 V 18650 batteries for a certain number of cycles. I would like to program it to do something like this: I'm not ...
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How to measure battery voltage during charging?

I have a slight confusion regarding the battery. Suppose I have to charge a battery of initially 12V to 14.2V (full charge). My charger has open circuit voltage of 15V. When I connect it what voltage ...
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Creating a 12.6 V 3S Lithium-ion Charging Circuit from 5 V USB-C

I have some questions about what is considered standard for a charging circuit, as this is something I have not much experience in. I am constrained to the following: 3S lithium-ion battery of 2600 ...
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Impact of high-power USB-C chargers on Li-ion battery longevity

Context: I have a 24 Ah 65 W power bank. I use a USB-A 5 W charger and it takes over 12 hours to charge it. Considering buying a more expensive USB-C fast-charger + cable, as this power bank can take ...
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Protection against inrush current on battery charger

I'm designing a PCB for a battery powered robot. This battery must manage both the charge of and discharge of a 8S (29 V nominal) Li-ion battery. The voltages of the application cause big inrush peaks ...
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Charging a battery using solar panels, and IV curve of the solar panel

I am aware that a solar panel has a fixed IV curve, and the load resistance can move the operating point of the solar panel along the IV curve. If a solar panel was used to directly charge a battery ...
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Why we can not recharge alkaline batteries to their former voltage values

When a 1.5V alkaline battery drops to around 1V, it is usually insufficient for the operation of most battery-demanding technological devices. Couldn't batteries that have fallen to 1V and are now &...
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How to design a battery charging circuit for solar panels and USB

I'm working on a low-power project using an esp32 and an e-paper display which will be used indoors. It uses a lithium ion battery. I want to harness solar power so the battery has be manually charged ...
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How can I determine the capacity of a lithium iron phosphate battery?

I recently bought a 12 V 7 Ah lithium iron phosphate battery (LiFePO4). I want to know if I can keep track of the capacity of this battery. For example, if I have a 1 ampere load connected to this ...
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How would I go about supplying the measurement circuit with multiple batteries ouputting microAmps of current

If I am doing a test for lithium-ion batteries where I am trying to measure a small current when I apply a small load (on the order of microAmps) How would I go about using this same current to power ...
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Switching between two power sources and charging a battery pack

I am designing a circuit, which can use either the power from the normal socket (230V) to charge a battery pack and power a arduno uno R3 at the same time when a spst switch is on. When the switch is ...
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Is it safe to use a battery charger with an output voltage higher than the battery voltage? [closed]

I apologise in advance for any erroneous or obvious points or terms I may use. I have a Remington beard grooming razor, which originally contained a 1.2V 700mAh NiMH rechargeable AAA battery, which ...
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Would thermal vias under an Inductor be effective at dissipating heat?

I'm designing a BMS board that will be capable of charging my 1S2P battery back. I'll be using the 21700 Li-Ion cells, which will mean my batter pack will have a total capacity of 10000 mAh. The ...
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Can I charge multipe 18650 lithium cells at fixed 4.2?

This question is edited. I am currently working on an emergency light and I want to power it with 4 18650 cells in parallel. I've tried using TP4056, but that is really slow. It takes well above 10 ...
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Is a Voltage Sensitive Relay (VSR) inherently flawed?

A VSR is described by Jaycar: This device will allow two batteries to be charged from your engine alternator at the same time. When your engine is on and the start battery is sufficiently charged the ...
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USB-C module configuration pins in parallel connection

I have received a lot of help from several members of this site. After trying to wire two charging ports on the same device and investigating the diode OR-ing configurations and the power mux ...
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Question about DC pin in USB C module. Is it possible to connect two USB C and Micro USB connectors in parallel to charge the same battery?

Good morning everyone, I received help from several members of this page regarding my goal of adding a USB-C connector to a tablet that already has a micro USB connector for charging. After ...
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How to turn a home battery on or off based on net voltage [closed]

sorry in advance for this probably trivial question. I'm not much familiar with EE yet. My parents are running a farm in the Netherlands, but during milking in winter, the voltage gets so low that ...
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What is the correct way to drop voltage in circuit?

I designed the schematic shown below for my automotive GPS tracker. Here I used diodes for dropping the voltage. Main regulator D17 used for 5 to 3.8 V approx. Auto bat circuit D7 used as 4 - 3.8 V ...
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Device is not charging (how to test ic)?

I have this USB-C rechargable vacuum cleaner. But 2 months after I replaced the battery for a bigger one (from 1500 to 3000 mah 18650) it is not charging anymore, it used to charge with the latter ...
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Schematic review of lipo charger

please review my schematic for battery charging
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How does a circuit with dual charging ports actually work?

I have a tablet for which I replaced the charging connector from micro USB to USB-C using a PCB module with a USB-C connector. Since there was no space on the PCB to mount the new connector, I had to ...
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Why USB-C plug doesn’t charge? [closed]

I have multiple USB-C 5V chargers of the same type that do not charge connected android devices. Devices detect charging if these are turned off, but when turned on, no charging icon of any visual ...
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How can I protect a DC/DC converter when VIN is floating?

I'm using a L6902 (https://www.st.com/resource/en/datasheet/l6902.pdf) to charge a 4 cell lifepo4 pack (with a solid BMS). Do I need a diode on the converter output (PACK+) to prevent the converter ...
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Does this battery pack allow load sharing setup?

I would like to use a pre-assembled 12V-rated LiFePO4 battery pack such as the one advertised here. Due to nature of intended use I'm currently focusing on a charging setup where the load is connected ...
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Are the data pins necessary on a mini USB connector used only for charging a tablet? Is the ID pin used for OTG?

I have an older tablet, and I plan to replace the charging-only micro USB connector (which does not transmit data) with a USB-C connector. However, upon examining the pinout, I noticed that the two ...
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batt charger [IMAX B6] - force to charge when LOW VOLTAGE

The Imax B6 battery charger refuses to charge batteries when they are below certain values, and it is highly recommended and safer for users. However, certain times I need to force the load and accept ...
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ESP32 PCB Review [closed]

I am currently designing a PCB to be manufactured. This version is my attempt at a working prototype. I am new to PCB design but am open to accepting any help I can get! My part is meant to function ...
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What is the size (weight, capacity) of a battery able to absorb 10 kW while charging?

Due to some existent surplus of power generated by an electric generator, I need to find a battery able to absorb about 10 kW while in charging mode. The capacity of this battery does not really have ...
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LiPo charger with load sharing

I'm trying to make a LiPo charger + load sharing module that is mostly based on the popular TP4056 charger modules, this is my schematic: I've made the prototype and the charging and protection part ...
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Can I charge my 3S2P 18650 battery (12.6v) with a normal 12v power adapter if I use a BMS with built-in balancing+protection? [closed]

First off, I would like to stress the fact that I am no electrical engineer or anything of the sort, just a hobbyist that is into this kind of stuff. So please bear with me, as I know a few things ...
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Output Voltage Feedback Circuit interpretation

I see reference design of Texas Instruments PMP40766 Universal input, 500-W CC/CV e-Bike charger reference design , In the design I don't understand the reason of diodes at the feedback circuit I ...
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Modifying Li-po and NiMH batteries

I have three 2s 7.4V LiPo batteries, two balance LiPo chargers that can charge 7.4V/11.1V 1s-3s batteries, and soldering tools lying around, so I'm wondering: Can I convert the three 2s 7.4V batteries ...
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Battery Charging Circuit - What is the operational analysis of device Q1?

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab V1 is a 24 volt dc 210 milliamp power adapter. V2 is a 14.4 volt nominal nicad battery in a handheld vacuum. V1 is almost 30 volts open ...
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Strange resistor in battery charger

I've opened drone battery to take a look at built-in charger. The schematic based on LTC4054 is straightforward, except for one part. There seems to be 2 Ohm resistor (30Y) connected in series with ...
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Lithium iron phosphate battery charging for single and multiple 12V 7Ah batteries

I want to charge my lithium battery as shown below, but I first want to explore going down the route of making my own PCB before I decide to buy an off-shelf device. I want to charge the battery at a ...
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Bipolar 2s1p Li-ion array BMS and charging

For powering my portable circuit, I need a bipolar power supply of ±2.5 V. The circuit is low-power, but requires very precise power. For its stabilization, I am using ADM7154 regulators for positive ...
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Is it okay to raise the output voltage of a 5v charger to charge a laptop battery whose charger supplied 15v (with a step up module) [closed]

I have a small 5v 2A charger, I would like to charge and use a laptop battery(for projects) which the laptop it belongs to is destroyed beyond repair, so I can't charge it in the laptop and the ...
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Solar panel charging Li-ion battery with PWM + MOSFET

My idea is to set up a circuit that uses a 18 V, 15 W solar panel to charge three 3.7 V 21700 Li-ion batteries in series (nominal voltage = 11.1 V) while the solar panel is connected directly to the ...
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How might one attempt to recover a fully drained NiMH cell? [closed]

While the particular devices in this question are "consumer" NiMH cells; I am looking for a general answer, based on electrical engineering principles, that applies also to "non-...
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How to connect a Battery Charging board / Management system, directly to a phones PCB to provide an alternative port for charging?

I have a Welcome phone (a no name phone) where I'm hoping to use the standard phone charging port for other uses. So I thought that I could solider a Battery Management system (BMS) directly to the ...
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3S LiPo Battery charging for Raspberry Pi robot project

The Project I have build a Raspberry Pi based robot with a RPi Camera to help me learn about computer vision and obstacle avoidance. It is powered from a 3S LiPo Battery that sends its power to a DC-...
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How to remove huge startup current spikes in charger circuit? [closed]

I am building solar USB charger model in matlab simulink. It uses solar panel as main power source and body consists of 2 buck converters and a battery. First buck converter has output capacitor(...
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Charger Output and Device Compatibility: A Safety Concern [closed]

The device we have has a 5V 1.5A input, and the charger has a 5V 2.5A, 9V 2A, and 12V 1.5A output. If we use the charger at 12V 1.5A for a while and then switch to a 5V 1.5A device, could the device ...
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Charge batteries in parallel, discharge in series

I'm interested in building lithium ion battery packs, and I was wondering if there is a way to change the pack on the fly from series to parallel - basically to allow charging in parallel and ...
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