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Questions tagged [battery-charging]

Please specify the battery type in your question. Include chemistry (e.g. lead-acid), voltage, number of cells and how they are connected (series or parallel), capacity (in A·h or W·h).

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Powering an onboard car GPS tracker

I made a car tracker (a GPS/LTE module connected to an arduino that communicate to my web server) to log gps positionning data. I’m planning to use this to track my new car in case it gets stolen. My ...
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What negative effect may a polyswitch have on Li-Po/Li-ion charging?

I have a single-cell Li-Po battery (3.7V 380mAh) connected to a dedicated charge controller (TI bq21040). The programmed charge current is 180mA. Although the battery is shipped with a PCB with ...
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how to compute battery charging power

I have a very basic question about battery charging power. In a very simplified scenario, assume a battery with voltage 3.7 is connected to another rechargeable battery with voltage 3.2 which results ...
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Is inconsistent charging bad for batteries?

I am designing a generator for a bench press that generates electricity when you work out, but it would charge the battery inconsistently and I don't know if that would be bad for a battery.
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What is the blue wire for on my battery? (samsung galaxy note 10.1)

I have this battery out of a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and this battery has 5 wires; 2 black, 2 red and 1 blue wire. I assume that the red wires are positive and the black wire negative charge. I've ...
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Why don't electric car manufacturers use multiple chargers to handle high current charging?

I just read an article describing the multiple problems which occur when you're trying to increase the electric current transmitted through an cable to charge the battery of an electric car. These ...
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Solar Charge Controller with SMPS Power Supply

Hi, I want to charge a 2-Cell Li-ion battery (7.4 V) using CN3722 Solar Charge controller and a SMPS power supply (instead of using solar supply). I have designed my circuit to charge with maximum 1A ...
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Operating Voltage and Current of solar PV panel connected directly to a battery

Let's assume we have a 60 cell 260W PV panel with the following STC characteristics: Voc= 38.1V Isc=8.98A Vmpp=31.1V Impp=8.37A The panel is exposed to direct sun light and standard conditions are ...
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Planned obsolescence / failure of consumer electronics / kill switch [closed]

General question for those who have worked in the consumer electronics industry: Are small rechargeable devices (like bluetooth audio devices specifically) designed to fail after a set time to force ...
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Does voltage drop with discharge?

Does voltage drop with discharge? Since voltage is the potentiality between two charges to re-balance (from my understanding). I mean, once all charges are equally shared between both capacitor ...
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Challenges to DIY a USB QC 3.0 charger for a DJI Mavic Pro @ 13V?

One of the big pain points with all of the DJI Mavic Pro drones is that they do not charge via USB. In order to charge the batteries you have to buy an AC-DC adapter which adds a good amount of extra ...
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TP4056 and li ion battery charging that never ends

I have designed a circuit with a Nodemcu ESP8266 (something similar to an arduino nano, requiring 3.3V to work) and I would like to have a backup battery to be robust to main power interruptions. So ...
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Is a bq2920x enough to protect a two-cell Li-Ion battery?

I'm designing a battery supply to go into a bluetooth speaker. Having never worked with Li-ion cells before, I've done some research and understand that they need to be load balanced and protected ...
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5V output on AAA Ni-Mh battery charger?

I bought a cheap Ni-Mh battery charger from Aliexpress to charge my rechargeable AA and AAA 1.2V batteries but before I plug them in, I checked the voltage on the charger terminals and it is reading ...
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Battery voltage drops to 0

I have this type of battery. When it was fully charged I read with the multimeter aroud 38-39 volts. Now I read 21 volts. The question is: When I connect the battery (discharged - 21,22 v) to a bldc ...
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Minimalistic RTC backup battery charging or a super-capacitor?

I am trying to provide RTC power backup for a 3.3V system that will be running at the very least 8hrs during the work day. As such I only need up to a month of backup, enough to survive over long ...
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Determining Battery Charging and Discharging Rate Based on Max Current and Nominal Voltage

I am having difficulty in figuring out some basic stuff and confused with multiple equations. I am working on a simulator which simulate a hybrid vehicle journey for some period of time. During ...
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Why does my laptop emit electromagnetic radiation when charging (only)? [closed]

I have an electromagnetic radiation detector that I've been playing with recently, going around the house and testing various appliances, and I noticed something weird. When I charge my laptop (or ...
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Piezoelectric Project

I am currently working on project involving piezoelectricity and I'm in need of some advice. I'm pretty much a beginner, but I've been doing lots of research. I just need input to help fill some gaps. ...
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How do I know if TP4056 charging modules are faulty

I've bought 10 of TP4056 Lipo charging modules from a Chinese vendor. Tried using them in something I've built, but whenever I plug the power source in, the charge led doesn't light up. In fact it ...
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SMPS Current Sense Resistor Selection

I am looking into using an SPV1040 boost converter to charge a battery from a solar cell. The chip includes inputs for a current sense resistor, which are described in one of ST's applications notes ...
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How can I measure the charge current into a small LiPo battery?

I have a SparkFun USB LiPoly charger that by (default) is set at 500mA. If I try and measure the charge current with my DIY multimeters, the charging LED goes out and the meter reports zero current? ...
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Automatic charging and power switch between USB and LiPo battery

I am designing a board which can be powered over USB and includes the use of a LiPo battery along with its charger circuit. When the USB is connected, it charges the battery as well as powers the ...
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Maximum battery bank capacity chargeable with a 2000W inverter generator

Using a 2000W inverter generator, what is the maximum capacity of a 12V battery bank that it is capable of replenishing if left on constant charge? In theory I assume that at 12V, a 2000W generator ...
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Two 5V2A powerbanks draw different current under same conditions?

I have 2 different powerbanks, both have 10000 mAh and both are rated for 5V 2A power input. I have noticed that they draw a different amount of current despite using the exact same charger (5V 3A), ...
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Increase working hours for an external speaker

I have an external speaker which uses one 18650 cell (3.7V). I would like to increase the working hours by adding one more cell of the same type. I have two questions: Should I add the second cell in ...
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Using B0505 for connecting phone chargers in parallel

I am planning to charge four 18650 Li ion batteries that are connected to four TP4056 in parallel making 4 amps in total to charge them in their usual rate. I was thinking of connecting two 2 amp ...
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How to enable battery management IC

The TI's battery management IC BQ2403x have the chip enable signal which needs to pull up when working. There are four potential power sources to enable this CE signal which are: AC, USB, BAT and ...
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Stored Li-ion battery voltage going up

I have an 8s7p Li-ion battery with a fully charged voltage of 29 V, a nominal voltage of 25.9V and capacity of roughly 20.5 Ah. This battery was used to run a brushed DC motor (rated no-load current 0....
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Charging two 18650 batteries in series with a 5V USB wall charger?

I'm looking for a good and space-saving solution to charge two 18650 batteries in series. The project is a small boombox, using an amplifier board that works with voltages between 4.5V to 25V. The ...
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TP4056 to charge xS1P li-po li-ion

Very related to this question. While it's already clear that several TP4056 can't be used to charge and discharge several cells, it's not clear to me if it's possible to only charge a battery pack ...
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DC converters for solar cell

As we know, the voltage level of a solar cell is lower than what a rechargable battery needs, and thus a DC converter is placed in between.( With feedback control for optimum V-I curve) This just ...
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Li-ion battery pack from non- identical batteries

I'm building a battery pack for my portable speaker, and I'm using a random collection of second hand Li-ion cells. I'm going to have cell phone batteries with differing capacities and also 18650 ...
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Can I charge each Lithium ion battery, that are connected in series, with individual charger?

I don't know if I can do this and just want to make sure that it can work before I actually test it so that I don't have to worry about blowing my room up... The batteries have the same capacity so ...
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Using 12.0v 2.0A charger on 7.2v 1.5Ah No Li-Ion Drill

Someone lost the charger, I have a 12.0v 2.0A charger on 7.2v 1.5Ah No Li-Ion Drill What are the risks? Thanks
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Battery Charger output based on input Voltage

If a charger is rated at input 230 V 50 Hz and output 3V 100 mA, is given an input of 220 V, how will it affect the output charging current? Will it be lower than the rated output current or higher?
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Does minimizing full-charge time for Li-ion batteries increase their longevity? [closed]

If the stock charger for my smartphone causes the Li-ion battery to be charged in a couple of hours and I charge my phone for 8 hours a day (while I sleep) resulting in about 6 hours of full-charge ...
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Battery first time charging duration

Why does some manufacturer which I know using NiMH battery in their products recommends to charge the product for like 24 hours the first time you charge it, yet the seller usually tells to charge ...
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Li-ion CR2 / 15270 voltage and charging circuitry

CR2 / 15270 Li-ion batteries normally come as 3.0v. I thought Li-ion and Lipo batteries were always 3.7v, how is that possible? Does it require a different charger circuit than normal 3.7v li-ion/...
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Li-ion Modded Powerbank Question

So I got this single Li-ion power bank. It's a 18650, and I wanted to add another 18650 in parallel. I want to use the same circuit which produces a constant 5v. Is it safe to do it that way? in ...
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What is this “Termination Disable” pin?

I'm just looking at the BQ2407x range of Lithium-Ion charging ICs. One part in the range has an extra pin, TD, which disables/enables "charge termination". Here is the functionality description: ...
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Battery advice re cooking equipment

Please go gentle as I am a novice at electronics/battery issues. I am hoping someone with a much bigger brain than me can answer this question... Is it realistically possible to power a 1200W ...
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What is the proper procedure to charge a lead acid battery?

and thanks in advance for your answers. I have a 12v 6Ah lead acid battery, and have been instructed to charge it using a configurable power source. They told me I should use a float charge, ...
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Reading a Bi-Color LED on Arduino [closed]

I am looking to read the status of a battery charger using an Arduino Board. The battery charger shows red when a battery is being charged and green when a battery is charged. I understand that the ...
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Is it okay to connect 2 lithium ion battery in parallel to a charger that can maintenance 4.2V? (more detail in post)

So I'm planning to make a charger that can charge multiple lithium batteries in parallel with hope to use recycled one. I fully understand that they are dangerous when you do it incorrectly, so I just ...
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Is Non-Passive Cooling bad for Lithium Ion Cells?

I'm in the process of designing a device capable of charging, discharging and testing internal resistance of 18650 cells. My device will be capable of testing 100x 18650 at the same time, each will ...
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Convert 36 V lawn mower from Lead Acid to Li Ion batteries - charging / danger [closed]

I have a 36 V lawn mower with a battery container with three 12 V SLA batteries in series. I am thinking about switching to LiIon batteries for more run time (and hopefully more recharge cycles). I ...
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Separate two batteries getting charged by one charger with diodes?

I've got a robot that I use two batteries on. One of the batteries power the servos and engines and the other is for the digital boards. The servos need 5 V. The control board and LCD run on 5&...
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Correct charging current for lithium-ion batteries

I am trying to replace a lithium-ion battery for my Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones. I cannot find the datasheet for it. The battery is an AHB110520CPS (AHB110520) by Synergy. It is supposedly an "...
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4.5µA Li-Ion Battery Protection Circuit

I tried to simulate the circuit given in your design note "https://www.analog.com/en/technical-articles/battery-protection-circuit.html" According to the designer, the cut off voltage is 3V but the ...