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Questions tagged [lithium-ion]

Questions regarding Li-ion batteries (Lithium-ion), including proper charging and usage.

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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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Determine a suitable replacement battery cell for an obsolete product?

A friend of a friend of mine has a prosthetic knee that was developed in 2010 which requires battery packs that are being phased out. He has asked me if there is a way to replace the internal ...
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What is the effective equivalent battery capacity between Lithium Ion and Sealed Lead Acid batteries? [on hold]

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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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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Connecting 2 li-ion battery packs

I have an electric scooter that takes a 60v li-ion battery,can I connect 2 identical batteries together to get longer run time ?
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Make use of leftover lithium batteries [closed]

Even though I have to throw dead devices away, I hate to throw away their batteries, which means I have a drawer with flat little batteries from phones and cameras, cubical little batteries from video ...
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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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How much do lithium polymer batteries expand in volume?

I'm designing a device with a small lithium polymer battery (4x12x30 mm, 120 mA-h). Looks like this: I've heard that there is a rule of thumb that the space left for the battery in a case should be ...
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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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Is there any design consideration to keep in mind when switching to higher capacity lithium batteries?

Long story short, had an RC drone with 3.7V ~1400maH lithium batteries and switched to 3.7V 2.2AH battery. But now the whole electronics cut-off when the throttle is pushed beyond mid-way (i.e. Higher ...
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Variable output from Power Bank (24W = 12v * 2A and 5.4W = 9v * 0.6A)

I started with trying to find 2 UPS for 2 of my routers with the following input specifications: 12v 2A 9v 0.6A I realised that buying 2 power banks will be economical than buying 2 UPS for the AC ...
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Battery Management System (BMS)

Suppose that a lithium-ion cell having total charge capacity Q=10Ah is discharged at a rate of 1A for 30min. What is the net change in the cell's state of charge (in percent)? Round to the nearest ...
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“lithium for buffered usage in UPS”, or floating-charge lithium accumulator

For lead acid there are typically two paradigms of charging (or use-scenarios). First one is deep cycles, when you exaust 40-60% of capacity (not less than 12.4V), then charge it to 14.4 with ...
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Security/safety circuits in removable cell phone batteries?

It seems like the aftermarket phone battery is so flooded with terrible counterfeits it can't be too hard to trick a phone into thinking a battery is genuine. I'd really like to learn how to use an ...
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Lithium ion battery how to connect to PCB? [closed]

I'm planning to use lithium ion batteries to power GPS trackers PCB that I've designed. I'm struggling with how to connect it to my PCB both as a final product and for prototyping? Also are there ...
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Battery management system for 3.7v [closed]

For my project i want to connect 109 Li-ion cell in parallel then the battery pack of capacity increased to 3.7v 272.5Ah and convert by boost converter into 48V supply to motor. how to protect those ...
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Why is there a maximum charging current much lower than maximum discharging current on a li-ion pack?

I will have soon an electric scooter with a 60v (top 67.2v) and 35ah battery pack. As it is designed, it can be charged by one charger which pumps 2,5 amps or it can be charged by 2 chargers in ...
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How to use CC/CV Charger with a DC/DC converter

I am searching for a solution to charge a battery pack (7S1P)[ICR18650] with a charger with CC/CV mode and I have a BMS for protection (I've done research to maximise the security of the battery pack)....
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How to deactivate Li-Ion battery charger

I have a USB device, which does have a Li-Ion internal battery in it. The device charges the battery when plugged into a socket. However, I don't want that battery to be used at all, I do prefer that ...
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Is less than 1A enough for TP4056 module to charge one battery?

I want to charge 3 separate 18650 cells with one charger. Each one of the batteries has their own TP4056 module. So in total there are 3 TP4056's. I know that TP4056 is rated at 1 amp input, though my ...
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Using TP4056 module to charge battery while load remains connected

I need a circuit that utilizes the tp4056 breakout board to power a NodeMCU ESP like so: tp4056 USB port connected: 18650 battery charging and NodeMCU running of USB tp4056 USB port not connected: ...
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LTC 4150 coulomb counter property

I want to monitor the capacity of a 7.4V, 2200mAH Li-ion battery. I have found a that LTC4150 coulomb counter can able to measure the battery capacity. So, suppose I have connected a fully charged ...
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Calculate the Li-ion battery remaining capacity

How can I calculate the remaining capacity (exact or approx value) of a Li-ion battery by measuring its voltage. The battery is connected the load and i know only the battery voltage and the value of ...
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Is it normal for a lithium ion battery to read with a very low voltage on a multimeter?

I have a PS Vita and I suspect the battery is dead and needs replacing, as the Vita won't charge at all. But the issue could also be the charge circuit, as when plugging it in to charge the charging ...
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Rechargeable battery datasheet

Some parameters on the datasheet are a little bit confusing. What does the datasheet mean?
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How to charge Lithium Ion with protection circuitry

I am trying to build a charger for the Ctr 003 battery for the Nintendo DS. This battery has 3 outputs, which I call +, 0, and - for simplicity. When I measure voltage from + to -, or from + to 0, I ...
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Understanding MOSFETs Driven by Analog vs. Digital Signal

I plan to run a circuit with two 18650s in parallel to get 7Ah of capacity and a 3.3V rail (for running the ESP32 MCU). I'll use an LDO to get my 3.3V until the battery voltage drops to 3.3V. At that ...
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Replacement battery voltage mismatch tolerance?

I want to try replacing a proprietary battery in an electronic of mine as a first electronics DIY project. Thing is, the stock battery is 3.6V, and the phone battery I have on hand that I would like ...
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Can I put Li-ion batteries in series and discharge them at different voltages?

I need to run a pump (drawing 95mA at peak flowrate) at +14V and the rest of my circuit runs on +3.3V. To save on battery costs, I was thinking of purchasing four 18650s at 3.6V 3500mAh per cell and ...
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Reducing the start-up voltage of a low voltage cut-off circuit

I just built this circuit, with the intent to use it as a low-voltage cut-off switch for a single li-ion cell. It works great, but once it's triggered it needs about 7 volts to turn back on, so I ...
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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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3.7V Li-Ion battery powered LED step-up/boost driver

Most quality COB LEDs are driven with around 35V. Are there any quality constant current step-up drivers available that allow a 3.7V Li-Ion battery to be used? Or would I have to use TI's WEBENCH ...
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Laptop chargers that say 20V, are they for charging 5s?

I understand that 5s Li-ion should be charged at 21V (4.2*5) however the only laptop chargers I can find are 19V, 20V, and 24V. Each is relatively close to the value that should be used for 4s, 5s and ...
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Mixing Lead acid and Lithium ion in series, after charging them separately

Can I connect a Lithium ion battery battery pack with a Lead acid battery bank; in series. I will charge both separately cells strings separately (not to mix the chemistries) before putting them in ...
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Best way to connect 7 x 18650 Panasonic batteries to 2 LEDs

Looking for some help with correct wiring: I have created a custom 7-cell battery (4 cell block in parallel, 3 cell block in parallel and both blocks connected via series) to produce a 7.4V 23.8A ...
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Context of Li-Ion MnO2 “Cell Configuration” Specification

My application supports variable pack configurations: 4S4P, 4S6P and 4S8P. Each one obviously uses a different BMS profile, and other minor changes such as charge/discharge MOSFET and fuse selections....
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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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Emulate Li-ion battery using a charger

I bought an iPad with dead battery (it’s bulged). When I connect it to a charger, the only result is a boot loop (Apple logo, blink, Apple logo, blink…). I want to use it as a kind of picture frame, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Integrated 5V uninterruptible power supply (UPS) with a lithium cell?

I'm trying to figure out the best way to implement a UPS for an embedded system that runs from a 5V supply. Essentially the system has a 48v to 5v, 1.2A output DCDC converter that powers my system. ...
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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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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: ...