Questions tagged [lead-acid]

A type of very common chemistry system used batteries using lead and sulfuric acid. fully charged it will have a voltage of 13.8 V. These batteries are used in automotive and robotics environments.

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Many questions about charging a lead acid battery

Well, I have a 12V 9AH SLA Battery, and I use a 7815 + a diode in series to charge it, (I really wanted to build a charger using the L200 or the LM317 but I couldn't find any of those in my city). So, ...
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Understanding C20 value of lead battery for a low power circuit

I've developed a simple circuit using a Photon to send data to my database. It has to be a portable device and because of this I looked into lead batteries. My circuit runs on 5V and draws a maximum ...
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Is it possible to fully charge a 12V lead-acid traction battery using a car battery charger?

I got a 45Ah 12V traction battery for my experiments and I was assuming that I can recharge it using a normal car battery charger (the main difference between 12V car starting battery and 12V lead-...
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Help needed with over discharge circuit on LifePo4 12V car battery replacement

I'm putting together a LifePo4 battery pack with the intention of replacing the 12V lead acid battery in my 4WD. So far, what I've got is the following. 4 x 10 Ah LifePo4 batteries (38120 Headway) in ...
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Hi-voltage required for 100% SoC in LA banks?

Talking large banks of expensive true-deep-cycle cells, not the stuff you see in mass retail channels. Maybe the 6v golf cart batts from Sam's, at the "value" low end. I think end-of-life ratings are ...
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Are gas bubbles ok in Flooded lead acid battery charging?

I Have HBL power system's 2cell 4.2v lead acid battery which has capacity of 12Ah for C/ 100 and 9Ah for C/10. I found it in the rubbish and thought it may useful and in working condition.I ...
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Battery Discharging and Effect on Lifespan

I have noticed that some times during the day when my solar system panel is shaded it starts using the battery bank power (a few ampers) for a few seconds and then recharges the battery after 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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trickle charge backup battery

I would like to know if the schematic below would work to keep a 12V SLA battery at or close to float voltage to be used as a backup battery? R1 will limit the charge current to the battery, but am I ...
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Using SLA in place of LFP to test an LFP charging device

I'm testing a solar charge controller for LiFePO4 that uses absorption and float stages. By design, power-on initiates the absorption stage, and a timer terminates absorption and initiates the float ...
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Slow-start lead-acid charge - good or bad?

I have a 300Ah battery which is near-dead (Abused in the past, around 5 years old) and want to replace it with 4-6 new 100Ah. The current method of charging is with a 30A MPPT solar controller. As ...
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Switch off branch of a circuit when voltage is present in another branch [power path management]

I want to convert a circuit that runs on 6V DC (from an intermitent power source) to a battery-operated one, by adding a Sealed Lead-Acid (SLA) battery. This would fulfill the following scenarios: ...
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What is the actual capacity & charging current of a given deep cycle lead acid battery?

Firstly let me say that this is with a view to using a lead acid battery for backup purposes in case of power outage (mains power, a few lightbulbs but with daily outages lasting a few hours) So let'...
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Is the mobile charger capable of charging an SLA?

The referenced article over on http://www.instructables.com/id/4V-Lead-Acid-Battery-Charger/ indicates a Li Ion charger for mobile phones may serve to charge a low AH SLA. I held the impression a Li ...
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Does the charge of a battery affect its discharge voltage or current?

Although I am making an electrochemical battery (1 lead acid cell), I thought that this question would be more suitable here. Would there be any difference in the voltage and current of the cell (when ...
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Why are Nickel Iron batteries expensive, less manufactured and not researched much?

I have read about Nickel-Iron batteries and from what I have understood they have very long life and large cycles. They are heavier than lead-acid batteries, but even lead acid cells are used in ...
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Is this method of charging a lead acid battery safe, or even good!

so I need to know if my method/circuit of charging a 6V Lead Acid Battery is safe or even workable! so this is the circuit and battery info! simulate this circuit – Schematic created using ...
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Lead Acid battery dropped to 6V

I left my lead acid battery in my scooter and have not touched it for last 3 months. Now the open circuit voltage is only 6V. Is my battery permanently dead, or is there a way to repair it?
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Simple Solar Setup question

I have recently purchased a 10W polycrystalline solar panel with 30A battery clips, a 20A solar charge controller (intelligent regulator with 12V/24V USB display) and a 12V 7Amp lead acid rechargeable ...
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Estimating current draw from alternator (14.4v?) to 12v DC

I'm wiring my caravan into my car this weekend. In order to keep the caravan's leisure battery charged the cars alternator provides a current to the caravan for this purpose. I need to figure out ...
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Battery Disconnect Switch

I'm an Electrical Engineering student still new to power systems. I'm working on a project that uses a 24V and 200Ah battery bank made up of 4 AGM lead acid batteries. The batteries are supplying four ...
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Is an in-vehicle, “smart” automobile-battery maintainer powered by a “smaller” rechargeable battery feasible?

Another naive question from a lay-person.    A standard AC utility-powered Tender or Genius type unit is impossible to use with on-street parking. I am doubtful that "solar-powered" units ...
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Does mobile charger and buck converter have any basic difference?

I have a 2 cell(4.2V)/12Ah deep cycle flooded lead acid battery that i usually charge by 5V/2A smartphone charger. By using this charger it takes 200mA current for charging. Today i got my CC/CV buck ...
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Why did this Sealed Lead Acid battery blow its vent?

So I plugged in my new nearly full charge SLA battery (12 Ah) into a new charger designed for 12V batteries and within about 30 seconds the bottom blew out a corner, which I assume was the vent, out ...
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Can i charge fully discharged lead acid battery with little high volatage?

I have a 6v lead acid battery it is fully discharged from 6 months and shows the voltage 5.3 V(3 cell). I have wall power adapter of 12v. When i directly try to charge current reached to 1.8A and ...
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What can happen if I try to charge lead acid battery outside charger's capacity range?

I'm looking for lead acid battery charger. My battery (originally from UPS) has 12V and about 40Ah capacity. This is what I see in one charger's datasheet: Automatic charger for sealed lead acid ...
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Lead acid battery charging current dosent become zero

Here I am charging a 6V 4.5Ah lead acid battery by using a 8V-10V LM317 input supply for the circuit. I'm using the BD139 transistor to cut off and a 6.8V zener diode. As the battery voltage reaches ...
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Lead-Acid battery connections

In a lead-acid battery we have 6 cells, each cell having positive and negative terminal. The negative terminal of the first cell from the right of the picture connected to the positive terminal for ...