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Questions tagged [lipo]

Questions regarding Li-Po batteries (Lithium-ion Polymer, Polymer Lithium Ion or more commonly known as Lithium Polymer), including proper charging and usage.

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How to charge 3S 12V Li-Po 5Ah battery with 18V,1A PV Panel?

I'm working on a project to develop a battery charger however my buckboost converter and other components do not work together very well. Given I've limited time constraint, I've been exploring the ...
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Transfer charge from a battery to another battery storage

I am conducting a feasibility study and one of the features of our innovation is that the "charge" that has been stored in our "Li-Po battery" can be transfer to another "battery storage" I would ...
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How to implement coulomb counter using Sigma Delta ADC for Battery Gauge?

I am trying to understand working principle of the fuel gauge units of the LiPo batteries. During my investigation I found that coulomb counting method has been used to calculate energy consumption ...
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How to combine a charger for LIPO battery with a boost step-up voltage converter?

I want to power a device with up to 4A at 5V from a single-cell LIPO battery of 3.7V 5000mAh and be able to charge it. The idea is to have everything packed up inside a case, so I don't want to rely ...
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Series + Parallel Custom Lipo Cell Charging Options

I have a custom LiPo cell, made up of 8x 11.1V 2200 mAh 30C bats. They are wired in pairs in series, and then all four ensuing sets are connected in parallel, to form a 22.2V 8800 mAh battery. I am ...
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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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Li-Po Charging from automotive supply and powering load at 3.6v

This question is very similar to many other threads, but with some additional constraints. I require a 2.7v to 3.6v supply derived from an automotive supply (typically 7 to 33v) at maximum of 1 amp. ...
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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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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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Solar panel as day/night switch for a load

I'm using off-the-shelf components to power a buck/boost LED driver and charge a battery from a 6V solar panel. To power the LED driver from the battery at dusk only, would I have to use a MOSFET ...
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Building a LiPo battery pack for output 270v DC

so this is related to my other question if anyone wonders. I’m building out a EV battery pack to boost charge a vehicle in real time during heavy duty cycles. The vehicle currently has no external ...
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Charge and discharge lipo batterie 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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Li-Po battery ritual when using first time

We are using lithium-ion polymer battery in our project. The battery manufacturer recommends that battery needs to be fully charged and discharged for four times before usage as to reach its maximum ...
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Using a battery as a voltage source in a DC DC converter to supply a second battery?

I was wondering if I could use a battery as Vin to a DC DC converter to charge another battery. Example: Using a Li Ion battery pack and having it go through the DC to DC converter to charge a LiPo ...
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Powering Arduino Uno with 9 V LiPo batteries

Would it be safe to use two 9 V LiPo batteries in parallel to power an Arduino Uno?
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Connecting a 12V LED strip to a 7.4 2s Li-po battery in addition to two motors

I know this is going to be a completely stupid question, but since I'm working with a Li-Po I want to make sure I get this right. What I am building is a modified Nerf blaster that has two motors ...
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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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Chain lithium battery charging board and DC-DC voltage step-up

First I am sorry if it is a duplicate of https://electronics.stackexchange.com/a/151157/207677 I have this two cards: 1 A LITHIUM BATTERY CHARGING BOARD LM2577 DC-DC VOLTAGE STEP-UP (BOOST) MODULE ...
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PWM as a voltage regulator for 12V wiper motors and 14.8V LiPo

I'm using 12V (~40W) car wipers motors for small robotic project. Motors are driven over MOSFET H-bridge (IRF1405/IRF4905) with PWM speed/power regulation. Currently a voltage source for motors is a ...
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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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Charging 2s lipo with 3 wires

I have a 2s lipo baterry pack I would like to charge with a multi-purpose battery charger I use quite often for bigger balanced pack. That one (see picture) does not have a balance wiring harness and ...
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DC-DC buck output voltage

I am designing a DC-DC step-down converter (asynchronous) and I would like to achieve a Li-Po charging with it (18 - 22 V input voltage). My goal is the CC/CV charging but to do this, I need constant ...
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What is the best way to mount a LiPo battery in a project box?

If you were going to use a LiPo battery such as this one: . . . and needed to mount it safely and securely inside a project box similar to what is pictured below what best way to achieve that?
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Using an LIS3DH at LiPo Voltages

The LIS3DH 3-axis accelerometer specifies that it's supply voltage should be between 1.71 V and 3.6 V. For most applications, this just means you are using either 1.8 V or 3.3 V as your main rail. ...
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I need 5v@500mA to 12v@5A for 2.5 seconds every 5 minutes

I've run into quite the problem. I have a load that requires 12v@5A for under 2.5 seconds. However, my supply is a USB 5v@500mA. This is not an immediate load. The load will only need to be activated ...
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Powering a circuit from either USB or LIPO

I have a small hobby project which includes MCU and some peripherals. It is powered by 3.3V power source and consumes 200mA-800mA for up to a minute. However, most of the time it's in deep sleep mode ...
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Connect 3 Lithium Polymer battery with different capacity in parallel [closed]

I am working on an IoT product with has a total current requirement of 1.3 A at the peak. Due to space constraint, we decided to select Li-Po battery with capacities one with 600 mAh other two with ...
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Powering a RPi and a motor driver with the same LiPo battery

I have a 2-cell LiPo battery, a RPi3, and a motor driver with 2 DC motors. I wanted to use the same LiPo for both, instead of a LiPo for the driver, and a Power Bank for the RPi3. My idea was to use ...
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Best battery to power a Microcontroller outdoors [closed]

I live in a place where the temperatures can range from -20°C to +40°C in different seasons. I need to power a small micro-controller that uses very low energy with a solar panel and a battery. Which ...
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what extra circuit to make a LiPo charger to a LiPo charger can sharing load?

As a (LiPo charger)(Charger A), I refer to this (LiPo charger can sharing load)(Charger B), this So, I have a LiPo battery with protection module. Can I just connect the LiPo and a LOAD in parallel ...
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Reasonable Li-Po Battery Protection Circuit?

I'm designing a circuit to monitor the voltage of a Li-Po battery (single cell 3.7v, 2500mAh, 25A) and switch off the battery when the voltage drops to a certain threshold. The Circuit will also ...
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What happens when a LIPO drops under 3V? WeMos in DeepSleep doesn't start up again?

I have a Lipo (18650) which is charged by a solar panel (6V/6W + TP4056 charger). It's feeding a WeMos D1 Mini which is put in DeepSleep every 10 seconds. When it's awake, it sends something to ...
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How come consumer products aren't powered by power banks? [closed]

I wonder why no commercial battery-powered consumer product is designed to be powered by power banks. All of the ones I know of have either built-in battery holders or internal LiPos with charger ...
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LiPo Monitor IC vs MCU

I am planning to build an electric bike powered by a 12S LiPo battery, and I am trying to decide how I should implement monitoring of the individual cell voltages. Manufacturers like TI provide a ...
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Can you discharge a 3s LiPo battery from both its main plug and it’s balance plug?

So I’m building a quadcopter, and I want to be able to use the same battery to power both the escs and the flight controller. However, the escs are connected to the PDB which is connected to the ...
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Frequently interrupting the CC charging stage of a Lithium-Polymer battery

Because of design constraints I need to charge a 2S Li-Po battery over its balance connectors using a single-cell charger IC (e.g LTC4002). In order to allow the user to interrupt the charging process ...
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Advice on connecting a Li-Po battery to SMD terminal?

I would like to connect a Li-Po battery pack with female PH connector such as the one shown below to a PCB which will use SMD devices. I have also provided the circuit diagram below and highlighted ...
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Load causes voltage collapse. Why?

I have a circuit where a typical 3.7V LiPo battery supplies power through a bq24074 Charger IC, which should in theory short that voltage straight to the output of the charge-protect circuit, which ...
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Charge current for a 8000 mah lipo battery?

I have a 3.7V lipo battery with 8000 mah nominal capacity. From what Ive seen online, the charging current should be 8A for a 8000 mah battery. Is that true? Will charging it at a lower current damage ...
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Why does my board start smoking when I put in a higher battery same voltage?

I just got my custom PCB in the post from PCBWAY. Plugged in small battery I got with adafruit only 2000mah at 3.7V (PKCELL LP803860) and showed the LED light to show it was being powered so I ...
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Li-po battery protection

I have got schema of li-po battery protection circuit. translation of czech title of components: Napěťová reference = voltage reference Zátěž = output of protection circuit Battery has got 2.75v ...
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Charge 2 18650s with eBay charger + pcb

I'm currently building my own Bluetooth Box and need a portable power supply. For that I use two 18650s LiPos and a PCB Protection board. PCB Protection board: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=...
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Charging 18650 Lipos with PCB and micro USB breakout board

I have a circuit with 2 18650 Lipos, which are connected to a 2s PCB Protection Board which has a p+ and p- connector for out- and input. My question is whether I can charge the two batteries by ...
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PCB Protection Circuit for LiPo batteries doesn't output a voltage

I have two LiPo batteries (18650) connected to a 2s PCB protection circuit. I can read a voltage at the b+ and b-, which is about 7.03 V but there's no voltage at p+ and p-. Is there something wrong ...
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Powering module directly from LiPo Charger with LiPo connected

I have a GSM module (Particle Electron) which has pins for powering it from a LiPo battery. The pins accept voltages from 3.6V to 4.4V. The module can also be powered from 5V supply through another ...
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What is the difference between load testing and discharging a LiPo?

I would like to test max discharge rates for 1S (200 mAh) LiPo's. But I can see three ways of doing it: Using a charger, discharge at highest rate and see how high the battery goes. Using a resistor (...
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Parallel lipo batteries with mcp73831 charger IC

After reading this very informative blog about load sharing while charging batteries, I'm planning on using an MCP73831 in the same configuration as detailed by the blog for use in a project I'm ...
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One lipo battery to supply multiple circuit boards

I want to supply all my circuit boards with one lipo battery. The design is like this. I need a battery connector cable. So, I made my own battery Y-cable like this. I use XT-90 connector to ...
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14watt 6v solar panel feeding to a TP4056 based charger for charging a Li-ion battery

How to design a solar power based power supply for charging a Li-ion Battery of 3.7v 3500mAh, using TP4056 ? Specs about Tp4056 based charger using are it is programed for 1.2A current max, and 4.2v ...
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How long to wait between usage and charging of a LiPo (or Li-Ion)

Introduction Like the most of us I've used Li-Ion batteries in many everyday devices. I also use a few LiPo Batteries in RC-airplanes. In the last years I read about their correct usage and charging. ...