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Questions tagged [lithium-ion]

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

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power supply help [on hold]

so, bit of a weird one, I have no formal qualifications or experience in electronics, or product design, manufacturing etc. so I have had to kind of work this out from zero. I need a 12v battery, ...
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How will the batteries of new phones manufacturered two years ago, and bought now be? [on hold]

We are thinking to buy Samsung Note 8; it seems to have been launched 1.5 years ago. In reddit, a user said: "Samsung still sells the phone? BTW, lithium ion batteries degrade whether they are used or ...
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2S 18650 Li-ion charging module with protection

I am looking for a 2S 18650 Li-ion battery pack module that keeps the cells in check during mainly discharging (I can deal with charging them separately, but it would be nice to have that too). So ...
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Continous Battery Discharge rate ? Vruzend Kit?

Hello im working on a project and I've calculated all the power requirements and found it to be 12V and 15Ah, so while looking for a battery I've came across Vruzend DIY kit which seems really ...
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How to protect Li-Ion battery from a defibrillator pulse

I'm working on a design where the rechargeable Li-Ion battery is placed closely (attached with a magnetic connector) to a body-worn contact. The concern is that in an event of a defibrillation, the ...
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help building 6S2P balanced Li-Ion battery pack

I'm trying to build a 6S2P balanced Li-Ion battery pack for a quadcopter using LG 18650 HG2 cells with pre-soldered nickel strips (1st image) so that I won't solder directly on the cell's terminals. ...
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TP4056 with DW01, can I use a diode to create an “UPS”? Design review

I'm studying lithium cells and their related mainstream modules. One of the most common -yet wrong- use of the TP4056 module is to use it with the USB 5V input and an active load on the output (at ...
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Should series connected battery cells have similar internal resistance and to what degree?

I have some Toshiba SCiB cells that I wish to string in 4s configuration. These are Lithium Titanate (LTO) cells. They have a 20Ah capacity and operate safely between 1.5 V and 2.7 V. The cells were ...
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check remaining charge of 28V 5Ah Li-ion battery via ESP32

I'm currently doing a project where I have to power some LEDs from a battery remotely. It's done with an ESP32 and the whole system is powered by a 28V 5Ah Li-ion battery. I am using a DCDC-Converter ...
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Should I add insulation to lithium ion battery

I have purchased a 36v 10ah lithium ion battery for use with an electric bike. I live in rural Australia where it gets very hot in summer and fairly cold in winter. I considered insulating the ...
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Disconnecting TP4056 DW01A from load when plugged into USB

I have adapted a load sharing circuit that was posted online that uses a MCP73831 to charge a Lithium battery. In my case I wanted to to use the TP4056DW01A and connect its output to to a boost ...
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Can I make endless parallel li-ion connections?

I'm looking into building my own li-ion battery pack. I read about linking the cells in parallel and in series, and how to add a BMS. I would like to build a 12V pack with a very large capacity (mAh)....
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Li Ion CC-CV Charger needed for standard protection board? [closed]

I am currently designign a 4S2P Li-Ion battery pack. The cells I use are unprotected, so I want to use one of those BMS/Protection/Balance boards like this: https://www.ebay.de/itm/4S-40A-16-8V-40A-...
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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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Clear cut thing to do when 18650 Li Ion Cell Has Been Overdischarged

I think close to everyone knows over-discharge of Lithium ion cells is bad news, creating fire and chemical burn hazards. These are my cells I accidentally over-discharged two Lithium Ion cells. ...
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how to make rechargeable 2s2p 7.2v configuration with tp4056?

I am using NCR18650 li-ion batteries I need to make 2S2P configuration get higher capacity and 7.4V the same pack I need to charge with TP4056 modules. also, I am using B0505S voltage isolator as ...
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Is charging 18650 lithium ion cells with lower current better? [duplicate]

I have a 3p12s 18650 Li-ion battery pack that I use for my e-bike. I charge it with a balance charger. I know that charging with too high current is bad for battery life. But is it "the lower the ...
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What is the minimum charging current for NCR18650 li ion battery?

I need a rechargeable battery pack for my project, I need to know what is the minimum charging current for NCR18650 li-ion battery? In the datasheet, it says max charge current is 2A. what is the ...
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Is it OK to reduce the charging current for a Li-ion 18650 battery?

I am using NCR18650 batteries with the tp4056 charging module. When I connect the charger at 2.8 V (fully discharged), the tp4056 IC is getting hot at a 1 A charge current. Is it OK to ...
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De-soldering and Re-soldering Lithium battery to PCB

Ive got a Lutron Homeworks 4 Processor that is c. 15 years old, it has failed where there has been a power outage to the processor and the lithium battery on the PCB has not been able to provide power ...
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Can I charge this li-ion battery with this solar panel setup? [closed]

Since a couple years I've been messing around with a raspi and some motors. Building random stuff with dc-motors and such. I now want to power a self driving boat-robot with some solar power. For this ...
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I cannot se how the device is a buck charger when charging and a boost on the output

I cannot se how the device is a buck charger when charging and a boost on the output. Am I stupid or is the datasheet wrong? "5A Single Cell Li-Ion Switching Battery Charger with Direct Charge, Power ...
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Electron transfer and thermal efficiency in series vs single battery?

If you have 10 batteries in series all generating 5W, does every battery in the series have the same temperature as a single battery drawing 5W? I have trouble visualizing how the electrons travel ...
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Sense resistors in system-side Li-Ion charger/gauge circuit

I'm working on designing a charger and fuel gauge circuit for a premade 3S3P Li-Ion battery pack. The battery pack has basic protection circuits onborad (over/undervoltage and a PTC) and only the pack ...
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Theoretical rechargeable battery capacity question

I have very little energy usage/storage knowledge but my question will hopefully prove to be a simple one. If I have a 120 volt appliance that uses roughly 0.50 kWh a day and 600 watts at peak draw, ...
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Backup battery convert 3.6v nicad to 3.7v li-ion non-rechargeable

Have a slot machine MPU backup battery 3.6v nicad. Would like to replace w/ 3.7v li-ion and NOT have the battery charge. Was thinking I might be able to insert a diode in line with the battery to ...
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60V 5A Buck converter for CC/CV application

I need to charge a 14S LiPo from another 14S LiPo. The easiest way would be to buy a buck-boost converter with a current limitation, but I couldn't find a single one keeping up with my specs. So I ...
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Considering lithium-ion variant when picking a BMS board

I have 4 Panasonic NCR18650B batteries and want to purchase a BMS to charge them in series. The following board looks promising, but I'm not sure if it's fully compatible with my batteries. The main ...
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Actual lifetime of 18650 cells

For a project, we are currently looking at how long we could use battery cells, such as the LG 18650MJ1 at maximum discharge and maximum charge in 25°C ambient temperatures. Basically, in this case, ...
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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 multiple 3.7 V Lithium-ion Polymer Battery in parallel [duplicate]

If I connect 2 1000mAh battery in parallel would I get 2000mAh over 3.7V? https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1000mAh-3-7-V-Lithium-ion-Polymer-Battery-102050-For-MP3-MP4-MP5-GPS-KTV-Household/...
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Buck/Boost converter interaction with MCU in sleep mode?

I am trying to design a battery powered remote controller that has the following components, TPS63802 (converter), AP9211 (battery charger/protection), Atmega328 (MCU), NRF24 (transceiver). The ...
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LiPo Voltage Drops

I am experiencing voltage drops with the following setup and I hope someone with mad electronics skills can explain my mistake to me: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B TFP401 Display Driver 7.0 Inch TFT Display ...
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Does battery wear depend more on EMF voltage (capacity) or terminal voltage? (charging full slowly vs. charging fast)

Let's say there are two identical Lithium-Ion batteries. (is it any different for Ni-MH batteries?) One gets charged at 0.1C until the EMF voltage (which is capacity-dependent) reaches 4.3V. The ...
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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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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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How does one charge a 37-volt lithium battery? [closed]

I have removed a 37-volt lithium ion battery from a self-balancing scooter for a robotics project. I retained the PCBs of the device for charging the battery. Unfortunately, the electronics appear to ...
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Lithium-ion battery charger circuit design [closed]

For my project I need to charge a 2s, 7.4V LiPo battery pack from an 18V 10W solar panel. This would not be an issue if I was able to use ICs such as the BQ2057WTS, but I am required to do design a ...
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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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What is the typical RMS noise of a lithium battery?

Take a typical CR2032 battery, if it is not discharging, what is the typical variation in voltage over a short period of time (eg a few seconds or minutes)?
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Why did my LiPoly Charger fail when I connected my cell

After having burned a small hole in my finger, I'm trying to figure out why exactly the Micro-Lipo charger heated up instantly. I am using the Adafruit Micro-Lipo charger which has the following ...
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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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Use lithium ion car jumpstarter to charge netbook? [closed]

I have a Gooloo car jump starter pack. https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B06X9R8QSY Can I use it to charge a small Gateway Nav50 netbook? What kind of adapter would I need? I suppose I could use ...
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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? [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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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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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 ...