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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Li-ion 3s Battery Charger with Load Sharing

I am requesting help to create a battery charger and load sharing circuit with the following specifications: 3s Lithium Ion battery 12 V at 2 Amps to power TPA3128D2 Class-D Amplifier (this is for ...
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Smart charger - how to detect current and voltage of different battery packs and then charge them accordingly [closed]

I am thinking of designing a smart charger for a few of my bikes/scooters, etc detects current and voltage of the pack (30-60V, 1-5A) charges the pack accordingly in the CC-CV mode, fast-charging ...
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Connect two different LiPo batteries in parallel

I am working on a device which needs 1000 mA current at any time. Due to space constraints, I forced to use two different size and capacity battery from the same manufacturer. One is of 270 mAh and ...
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Minimum FLOAT Charge Rate for Deep Cycle Lead Acid Battery

I am needing to maintain a float charge on a 12v 150ah deep cycle FLA battery for long term storage. Is there a minimum amps required to keep a battery charged if it is at nearly 100% or at 100% ...
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charge batteries in parallel at 3.7 V and discharge in series at 11.1 V

I have 3 of 18650 lithium battery cells and one heat element and one TP4056 charging module. I want to connect the cells in parallel to the charging module to charge them and at the same time I want ...
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Cannot set battery profile on LC709203FQH-01TWG

I'm using a LC709203FQH-01TWG Battery fuel gauge. I can read the data provided by the IC, like temperature, voltage, RSOC (Relative state of charge), etc. I can also modify the temperature value, but ...
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bq24171 battery charger does not charge

I want to make a 2S LiPo battery charger. I used the bq24171 chip from TI and followed the datasheet. All the conditions to enable charging seem to be ok but there is no actual charging (no output ...
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How to check protection circuit in lithium battery

I've recently bought a single cell, 600 mAh lithium battery (like this one) and a TP4056 battery charger module, which I intended to use with the battery. The charger has an integrated protection ...
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Ultra low power battery

I am currently in the middle of a project and I am quite unsure of what type of battery and battery charger I should be using. To be honest I have never worked with battery or battery charger yet. In ...
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Minimum current for charging a battery

Recently I bought a 12V 200Ah battery for my solar system with 500W 18v (27A) solar panels. I find a label on the battery which is notice that the minimum charging current is 10% of the battery ...
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How to charge lithium ion batteries - BMS (and) TP4056

I have this BMS module for 3 cell lithium ion battery protection. as this guy explain the BMS modules can charge the batteries but not ideally, so we need a separate charger module to fully charge the ...
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Power bank battery

I made a power bank consists of 3 lithium ion battery 3.7v from an old phone battery. 2 batteries are in series and one is in parallel to grade up amp. The output is 7.4v thus the phone requires 5v ...
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Li-ion cell voltage balancing issue while charging

I have a two cell li-ion battery which has specifications of 7.4v, 2200mAH. I used one cell (3.7v, 2200mAH) for a required project. I discharged it and then reconfigured in to series(7.4v, 2200mAH) ...
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LiPo-management and alarm-clock sharing on same MCU

I am working on a wake-up light alarm clock project using a small 3.7V LiPo battery (5V USB charger). I am considering using a microcontroller to do the alarm clock function rather than a dedicated ...
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Three disparate solar panels, two disparate charge controllers, one battery; can it be unified?

I have three disparate solar panels with the following properties (listed on panels or from instructions): 'Tall' panel: max power voltage 17.6V, max power current 1.14 A, max power 20W p +- 3% (...
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Adding Current limit for DIY DC-DC converter (CC/CV battery charging)

I was following the circuitry by great Scott for the DIY buck converter here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8rK9gU30v4 . Created a converter that gives 0-23V on 24V supply. After this i wanted to ...
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DC-DC Buck Converter Failure Mystery

I'm a software engineer, so please excuse my gross ignorance of this topic. We are trying to figure out why our DC-DC converters sometimes fail and stop outputting power after a month or so of runtime....
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Lion Battery Shutdown Mode and Wake on Charge

I'm currently designing a BMS that doesn't rely on a TI bq-series IC for gas gauging, protections, etc. So far, I have analog circuitry handling over and under-voltage cutoff, overcurrent cutoff, ...
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Battery Power Source for Wireless Router & Modem? [closed]

I only have access to electrical power via a generator for now, and need to continue to power the wireless router & cable modem even when the generator is out for a good part of the day or night. ...
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What will happen if I use laptop charger (3.42A, 19.2V) to charge 12V battery? [closed]

The battery's voltage normally is 13.8V when it fully charged. Say I have 5.7Ah motor bike's battery. The laptop's charger will be connected to a battery. The positive port of the charger to positive ...
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20A 12V Load for lithium battery cycling tests - Car Battery + DC power supply with diode?

Ok I have searched, can't find anything. I have a high capacity lithium ion battery testing rig, and I have some iCharger 406 units that are doing the testing for me. That side works awesome, and I ...
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How can we understand portable battery for mobile phones having 10000 mAh capacity, and 6200 mAh “nameplate capacity”? [closed]

In USA, I always see portable batteries for mobile phone stating they have 5000 mAh, 10000 mAh, or 13000 mAh, etc. (One of the popular one is Anker as on Amazon.com). However, in Asia, I saw the ...
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Van with Solar power but no auxillary battery and only on sunny days. Do I need switches and isolators?

I have a 2018 Ram Promaster city cargo van with OEM 12v 70AH 120RC Sealed Led acid battery and a 160a alternator. Sitting on top of the battery I have a 1200 Watt pure sine 110v inverter connected ...
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Multi-cell Li-ion battery charging

I am trying to make a charger circuit for a battery pack consisting of 6 lithium ion batteries (cells) in series. Many battery charger ICs support multi-cell charging but do not provide cell balancing ...
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Battery charging while in use in a bank

I have fifteen 12V 150Ah flooded batteries in series as part of a 10kVA off-grid system. Every once in a while, I test individual battery voltages. I've noticed that a few of them are, regularly, ...
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When charging rechargable battery, should we care about watts and ignore voltage and current?

I know this might be a silly question, but it's from a beginner. Let's say I want to charge a rechargable lithium-ion battery, so when I charge it should I only check the watts and ignore voltage and ...
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Splitting laptop power supply to charge 3 NiMH battery packs, how to protect from overcharge?

I have a 20V 2.25A laptop power supply that i want to split 3 ways to charge 3 X NiMH battery packs simultaneously (5000,2000,2000 MAh each @ 7.2V). My plan is to use 3 of these XL-4015 dc to dc ...
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How does the different types of fast charge affect a lithium battery on a cellphone in terms of heat?

I know that fast charge technology allow chargers to communicate with the battery management chip inside the mobile phone in order to use different voltages to charge the mobile phone instead of just ...
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Which AGM battery terminals should be used when wiring 3 or more batteries in parallel?

With a 12V AGM battery bank of 3 or more batteries wired in parallel, is charge able to be drawn by attaching to any random positive and negative terminal across the battery bank? Is it optimal to ...
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Need a solution: Why does the battery voltage drop for custom PCB?

I have a custom PCB to control a solenoid or DC motor. Input voltage 6-7 volts with 4 batteries in series. I have a few questions: Why does the voltage drop by 1V to 1.5V when the switch is pressed ...
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Connecting a super capacitor to the solar battery in parallel

I find some people connect a super capacitor like (16v 88F capacitor bank) in parallel with the 12v 100Ah solar battery to optimize the surge current draws from the battery due to running heavy ...
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Boost converter voltage drop when charging battery

I made a 4s battery pack made of 18650 LiFePO4 cells that I'm planning to use for a mobile computing hobby project. My plan for charging it is to use a salvaged power supply from a computer along ...
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What is the effective equivalent battery capacity between Lithium Ion and Sealed Lead Acid batteries? [closed]

I was told by a battery salesperson that a Lithium Ion 100Ah battery is equivalent to a 260Ah lead acid battery bank. Is this correct? I understand that lead acid batteries should only be discharged ...
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DC Barrel - Powering a battery pack

I am looking for a DC barrel to power a battery pack. The battery in question is connected in 10S3P, that's is a nominal voltage of 36V. I am currently looking for a DC barrel that can withstand at ...
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How 18650 cells capacity is measured (what are the amperage and cut off voltage params)?

I have lots of used Li-Ion 18650s. I want to test their capacity. There are however 2 important parameters that I cannot find anywhere which is amperage and cut off voltage. Some people use 500mA ...
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cordlell battery/charger

I am converting my cordless drill to corded. to do this I need to use the charger which slides on the battery to attach to the damaged tools sole plate. I made a connection between the drill motor ...
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Charging 8 LiIon 18650 cells in parallel

I'm working on project that is Powered with 8 LiIon batteries/cells connected in parallel. Everything Works fine until batteries run out of "juice". For charging module I decided to use TP4056(@ 1A). ...
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Why are these LED current limiting resistors so big?

I'm looking at the charging circuit for a lithium ion battery that was made by Adafruit. Here's an excerpt: If there's a 5V rail from the USB port and a 470 Ohms resistor, is that limiting the ...
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Do I need a cut off circuit for my battery

Do I really need an auto cut off circuit for my battery when my charger only outputs 13V and 1A at max. The battery I want to charge is a 12V 7Ah Sealed Lead Acid. I heard that the cut off for lead ...
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Using the switch function of a DC-jack to disconnect a load

I want to use the switch function of a DC-jack to disconnect a load when a battery charger is connected to a battery which powers a constant current source that powers an LED. Is the wiring shown ...
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Allowable ripple current οf battery charger

The ripple of the charging current is pretty important for the aging of an electric battery. So, the current ripple should be as less as possible. In order to reduce the current ripple, we have to use ...
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Do I need to protect every single 18650 battery in a parallel block?

For my project, I will need to connect around twelve 18650 lithium-ion batteries in parallel. Is it necessary to protect every single one of them, or are there any protection circuits that can protect ...
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Can a battery be damaged by charging it with wrong amperage PSU?

Can a battery (specifically a lithium-ion type that you would get in a small portable electronic device) be damaged by charging it with a 5V 1A PSU, where the manufacture specifies as 5V 2A PSU? ...
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Balance charging battery pack one-half at a time?

I'm trying to wrap my head around how I need to go about balancing charging a few NiMh battery packs. I'm using a HiTec x4 charger, which supports balancing charging up to 6 cells at a time. However, ...
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Charge and discharge LiPo batteries with BMS 3S

I am looking for a solution to power a Raspberry Pi connected to a LCD screen 10 inch with three LiPo batteries 3.7V 5000mAh connected to two BMS 3S for charge and discharge. I designed the following ...
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Battery float voltage of CN3722

I want to charge a 2-cell Li-ion battery with CN3722 charging IC. According to my circuit design, the float voltage at the battery terminal should be 8.4V. But, the float voltage is measured as 13.44V ...
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Simple Li Ion integrated Charger and balancer

I am currently working on a project, which should contain a Li-Ion battery pack in the form of 8 18650 cells in 4S2P. The main consumers of the build are a class D amplifier and a single board ...
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DIY Use 18650 in place of 18500

I got a (relatively inexpensive) SmartYard LED Solar Spotlight as a gift, and have been playing around with ideas to extend the battery life. It uses a 3"x5" solar panel, and comes with a 3.7V, ...
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Conflicting information on Qualcomm quick-charge 3.0 standard

Out of many fast charging protocols, Qualcomm quick-charge 1.0/2.0/3.0/4.0/4+ is a prominent one. I tried to find the specification of quick-charge 3.0 protocol. However, the material spread across ...
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Switched mode Battery Charger CC/CV operation

Shown below is the internal block diagram of a switched mode battery charger IC (LT1510). The LT1510 is a current mode, PWM (pulse-width modulated), positive buck switcher that operates in one of two ...