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Is it normal to have 40% capacity after 1.5 years of charging Li-Ion? [closed]

I have a laptop computer that spends 99% of its time plugged in. The last time prior to today I used the computer not plugged in was 1.5 years ago. Today morning, I put the computer to sleep (with ...
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Is there a reason why lower voltage batteries are preferred for high AH?

I was looking at these batteries and considering whether to use a 12V battery or multiple 2V batteries for backup power. In any case, I came across this battery by Exide Tech - GNB Flooded Classic H1T ...
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18650 pack building - is it better to have similar batch or similar capacity?

I'm gonna build battery packs. I have quite a lot of experience with 18650 Li-ion cells, but there's one thing I still don't know. I will buy CCA 100 new cells from seller (for example LGEBHE21865). ...
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Wire capacity - Total power or just current?

So I've gotten myself into a healthy, educational Facebook discussion. Link is here if you're a member of that group. When I thought about it, everyone defines wire capacity by current only. The ...
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How to calculate remaining battery capacity from charge discharge data?

If a dataset contains data collected over time from a re-chargeable battery and includes information such as voltage, current, average discharge rate and peak discharge rates. how can the remaining ...
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Usability of a deeply discharged Li-ion batteries

I have a question about Li-ion batteries. About three years back I bought two Sony VTC 5 batteries for my vape. They are rated as 2500 mAh 30 A. But I quit smoking about a year ago and I left these ...
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MW of installed capacity

I am conducting research on wind turbines, specifically into how many hectares wind farms use. I have come across the phase 'installed capacity'. If wind farms typically use up 10 hectares per ...
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How can a 12V 80Ah Battery be 1800W? Shouldn't it be 960W?

How can a 12V 80Ah Battery be 1800W? Shouldn't it be 960W? I was looking for 12V 80Ah Deep Cycle Batteries on Amazon and most of them were 1800W. Like this one: https://www.amazon.com/Cycle-Battery-...
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How to calculate losses from a DC-DC converter and their effects on battery life

I have a project that requires an odd voltage of 15VDC. The power pack that I plan to build will be two 12VDC 7AH SLA batteries with a DC-DC converter. So I know that my starting conditions will be: ...
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deriving an equation for wireless network capacity

I'm trying to derive an equation for wireless network capacity given topological constraints of the nodes and certain obstacles... but before I get that far, I want to understand the most simple case. ...
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Choice of wire diameter for doll's house?

I'm constructing a 1:12 scale doll's house and I'd like to use enamelled wire run within the walls for lighting. Each room would have its own circuit controlled through a switch and then to a common ...
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Calculate battery state of charge percentage

What is the correct formula to calculate battery state of charge percentage based on the battery type (12v, 24v, 48v and so on) and the current battery voltage. For example if I have a 12v battery ...
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Which capacity measurement is the correct way to measure?

So I've seen batteries showing their capacity in mAh and I've seen others showing in Wh. Phone batteries are always measured in mAh, while for some reason BatteryInfoViewer on my computer only shows ...
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Why or when does battery capacity matter in a series circuit?

I have 3 sets of doubled 18650 cells from a laptop battery, and I gather that it can be dangerous to use cells of different capacities in series. This question is more about the theory than practice. ...
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Will a standard 9V alkaline battery (300mAh- 400mAH) be able to supply 2.5A for 5-10 second at a time? [duplicate]

For example, I have a motor that needs a surge of 2.5A for a short amount of time from a 6V power supply. Will any 6V battery able to supply that current? Even if let's say it has only a 500mAH. How ...
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how to understand the capacity in binary symetric channel (BSC)

According to the wiki about the BSC (binary symetric channel), given the bit flip rate p, the capacity is derived as : H(p) = -p*log2(p) – (1-p)log2(1-p) C = 1 - H(p). the error probability p ...
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Battery Pack Life Rating

I am working off of a schematic where I was given a battery pack with the following specifications. The battery being used is a panasonic NCR18650 lithium ion cell. https://engineering.tamu.edu/media/...
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whats better? 20,000 mAh 5V Battery or 9Ah 18v battery to use as portable power charger?

So I bought battery brick from Amazon.ca it was a 20,000 mAh, it's a 5v battery pack. I also just bought a Milwaukee 9 Ah 18v battery for my tools and beside it I saw an adapter that let me click onto ...
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How Can I Find “temperature coefficient” of a Battery?

I am studying mathematical modeling of a battery in simulink and for this it is necessary to determine some parameters. I'm stuck in the part where I need to determine an alpha parameter, which would ...
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Running a desk fan off a car battery: How long will it last? [duplicate]

I'm going on a road trip and will be sleeping in the bed of the truck at night. I want to be able to have a fan running during this time. I have a couple old car batteries sitting around, and I was ...
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Optimal Capacity of Wireless Relaying

"Optimal approach to relaying occurs when transmission is recieved simultaneously at the destination and relay." Is this still valid in the light of recent research? Are there trade-offs involved? ...
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Stepper Motors Calculations

I am currently working on a project for PV tracking systems. I have two stepper motors, one for each axis to track the position of the sun and the power generated would need to primarily recharge the ...
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Designing a battery capacity monitoring system for AGM lead acid battery

I would like to design a battery capacity system for my AGM lead acid battery (12v, 40Ah). My idea is that I have values of the battery voltage and its corresponding capacity, which I will use to plot ...
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Is 18650 battery capacity from 3V or 0V?

To calculate the battery capacity in mAh of an 18650 battery I understand you can use something like an iMax B6 in discharge mode on a fully charged (4.2V) battery to get the mAh it provides. The iMax ...
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Can I connect different capacity Lion cells with protection circuit in parallel?

I have 13 no. 18650 batteries each is of different capacity, i want to connect those in parallel so wondering directly connecting them in parallel would be obviously bad idea so i was thinking that if ...
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Connecting diffrent lipo in series to achive high voltage

Im not so familier with lipo and liion but know there dangers For my recent project i got an audio amplifier with works good on voltage of 14-18v so i need this range of voltage My amplifier is ...
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Battery Nominal Capacity

I was wanting to buy a 12v battery that could supply 8A for around an hour. I thought I knew what I was doing and so ordered the following 12v 10Ah Deep Cycle battery. Yuasa REC10-12 BATTERY Deep ...
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Wiper motor availability in 12v and 30 amps? [closed]

Is there any availability of 30 amps in 12v wiper motor and what is the maximum power of a wiper motor availability. I want to utilise the high watt wiper motor for different application.
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Determining Faulty Lithium Batteries in Battery Pack

I am having some difficulties with a 72V 200aH LiFePo4 battery pack that I am using in conjunction with an EMUS BMS. The BMS indicated some of the batteries were not charging properly, I corresponded ...
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Boost Converter: Low voltage high current VS. High Voltage, low current?

I'm in the process of assembling a 1000w total LED light bar, which consists of 10x100w chips, which at full power, consume 3A at around 35V. For this, I'm using 3 dc-dc boost converters, each which ...
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Any side effects when substituting bigger capacity battery in place of smaller capacity?

I have a car key fob whose batteries recently died. The coin slot says it accepts two cr2025 coin cell batteries. But I was thinking, since a majority of coin cell batteries run at 3v, I should be ...
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Duracell PowerCheck - How Does It Work?

I've been using these batteries for a long time and I've never seen such a feature. There's a band on its outer wrapping having two ends: The white circle on the left side and the another one on the ...
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cache memory capacity and words in cache memory

Each block of the set associative cache memory has capacity of 4 words of 16-bits, one section has 2 blocks. Whole cache memory has 4096 words. I do not understand the differences between these bold ...
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Excess capacity in the power grid

My question concerns capacity in the power grid. I am an attorney trying to understand whether excess capacity runs in a power grid to avoid brown outs and how long can the excess capacity exist ...
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What kinds of batteries have the highest energy density?

My question is, what kinds of batteries have the highest amount of watt hours per cm3? I know, comparatively, that for example li-ion batteries in phones generally have a higher capacity than, say, ...
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Can the capacity of a battery be determined from Volts, Amperes, and output of Joules for xyz amount of time?

I'm trying to purchase a portable car battery charger (Noco Genius Boost) and I can't tell if it's possible to calculate the capacity in Ampere-hours or Watt-hours. The reason why I ask is because ...
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Sizing a battery according to an existing solar panel (and not the opposite!)

I have one 60-cell 260Wc ~30V ~8.5A panel left over after a solar installation. I did record consistent and factual 1400Wh per day and per panel in winter. I want to use the energy of this extra ...
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High Capacity Phone Batteries - are they for real or a scam?

I recently bought a new, allegedly high capacity battery for my Samsung Galaxy S5. It was being sold as a 3800mAh battery whereas original is a 2800mAh battery. On inspection I read the following from ...
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Conventional way to measure Li-Ion cell capacity?

I have an 18650 Li-Ion cell taken from an old powerbank, and was interested to find its capacity so I built a capacity tester. This consists of a meter (displaying volts, amps, and mAh), two 6V 5W ...
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How to calculate amp hours when voltage and amperage changes [closed]

I have a Lithium battery pack. All I know about this battery is that its no-load voltage is exactly 20.0v when charged. I then connect a load to this battery; I have no direct information about the ...
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Lithium ion battery impact of cycles on discharge rate

Basically all I've been able to read and find out until now is that the capacity of lithium ion batteries goes down with cycles. I'm currently programming an arduino to accurately estimate the State ...
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Does an inverter only draw power from a battery as-needed?

In other words, does a 1000-watt inverter, draw the same as a 500-watt inverter if they are charging only a laptop? The laptop will draw the same amount and the inverter capacity is really just that, ...
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Microcontroller Interface IC

I am planning to communicate from my dsPIC33FJ64GS608 Microcontroller with a HEF4894B IC. Because of the Microcontroller is running at 3.3V I want to drive the IC also with 3.3V. According to the data ...
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LiPo battery capacity valid at what discharge current?

I would like to know for which discharge current the given capacity of a LiPo battery is valid. Let's say a battery is sold by the manufacturer as 400mAh capacity. Is there a standard discharge ...
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what could be the resulting mah if four 150 mah ,four 800mah and four 1000mah rechargeable cells all of the 12 cells in series to each other?

i wanted to know that what could be the resulting Mah if i connect four 150mah ,four 800 mah and four 1000 mah rechargeable cells all of the 12 cells in series to each other?all 1.2v
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Relation between battery cell capacity & internal resistance

I'm trying to design a large battery pack, that should provide a given amount of power, with a reasonable amount of heat dissipations. To do so, I have three degrees of freedom: indidividual cell ...
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How to calculate correct value of capacitor C2? [closed]

I have the following connection, what should be the correct capacity of C2, for the case when the device is turned on, so it will load untill my MC will be not ready? Thanks
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Does manufacturing different sized hard drives cost the same amount? [closed]

Is there a major difference in the cost of manufacturing, say for example, a 1 TB hard drive as compared to a 250 GB hard drive? Is it the same when hard drives get even as big as 8 TB? If no, then ...
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Alkaline AA discharge curve at just a few mA (to replace a CR2032)?

I bought a pack of tealights each powered by a single CR2032 (flickering LED; builtin timer turns it on every evening for 5 h). My wife loves them, but after just a fortnight each tealight's CR2032 ...
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How is a battery's capacity (mAh) compared to a fuel cell capacity?

Batteries (Li-ion, Li-po, Ni-mh etc.) are all rated in mAh, which gives their capacity (C). But what about hydrogen fuel cells? How can we rate their capacity? I have done some research, but fuel ...