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Questions tagged [lithium-ion]

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

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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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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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How to connect LED strip to be powered by charger and batteries

I plan on using it mostly plugged in, batteries are there just for extra mobility and won't be used most of the time. Don't know lot about batteries so in first scheme I added a switch (pos. 1 ...
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charging lithium ion battery of 3.7v

I have a device in which I have used 3.7v of the lithium-ion battery for power supply and for charging this battery, I am using a tp4056 module. when I connect a battery to tp4056, battery fully ...
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TP4056 - Li-lon Battery Charger temperature problem

I bought an TP4056 component for develop a Li-lon Battery Charger. While I was designing the circuit that was in the datasheet file I realized that the value of two resistors (R1 and R2) was not ...
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How to measure output voltage of this Li-Ion battery circuit?

I've designed an AtTiny85 based Lithium-Ion battery protection/boost circuit that monitors the battery voltage and cuts the battery power to the external powered circuit when the battery dips below a ...
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Connecting a higher-current power supply to a lithium-ion charger will damage the battery. Why?

I am not asking how the battery gets damaged, because that answer is straightfoward. What I am asking is why lithium-ion chargers allow batteries to be damaged by excessive charge current in the ...
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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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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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Why do Lithium Ion batteries self discharge?

I've seen some questions about loss of capacity due to internal resistance and oxidation of plates. I've also learned that these batteries have protection circuits. But I'm curious about Self ...
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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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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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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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Is it okay to connect 2 lithium ion battery in parallel to a charger that can maintenance 4.2V? (more detail in post)

So I'm planning to make a charger that can charge multiple lithium batteries in parallel with hope to use recycled one. I fully understand that they are dangerous when you do it incorrectly, so I just ...
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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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How to calculate the heat dissipated by a battery pack?

I have a battery pack consisting of 720 cells. I want to calculate the heat generated by it. The current of the pack is 345Ah and the pack voltage is 44.4Volts. Each cell has a voltage of 3.7V and ...
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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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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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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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What is the valid capacity ranges of Lithium Ion 18650 batteries?

I'm seeing wildly varying capacities that are seemingly fake on 18650 cells, such as these "9,800 mAh" ones on eBay, but are ~$1 / cell. However, 'genuine' cells from Panasonic and similar name ...
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How to safely dispose of a damaged lithium ion battery?

I replaced a lithium ion battery in a device and the old battery is swollen/bulging but no otherwise damaged. My municipality (NYC) requires many retailers to accept batteries or devices containing ...
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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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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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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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Battery management circuit for Nokia BL-4C / 5C Li-ION batteries

Nokia BL-4C / BL-5C are 3.7V, 700-1000mAh (variants) Lithium-ion batteries, which are available in abundance and at very low cost ($4 - $7 a piece), since these are used in entry level Nokia phones, ...
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How much current to charge 4S2P LiIon?

I have a 4S2P Lithium-ion battery for my quadcopter. I'm charging it with the Imax B6. I would like to ask what would be the suggested charging current for the battery pack with the 4S2P setup? Thanks!...
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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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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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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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18650 battery cells died in the winter weather, can they be restored?

I have 1.4kwh worth of hoverboard batteries for my E-bike that I stored in the garage over winter. They were fully charged when stored. I did not know this was bad for the batteries, I took it for a ...
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Would this Li+ flashlight circuit be considered safe?

I recently got an inexpensive (~$4 USD) Li+ 18650-powered flashlight from banggood.com, one of my favorite sources for inexpensive Chinese electronics to tear down and hack for fun :) I wanted to ...
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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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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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Correct charging current for lithium-ion batteries

I am trying to replace a lithium-ion battery for my Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones. I cannot find the datasheet for it. The battery is an AHB110520CPS (AHB110520) by Synergy. It is supposedly an "...
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Li-ion BMS: charging parameters

I have just bought this 7S BMS circuit: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/7-cells-20A-w-balancing-Li-ion-Lithium-18650-Battery-In-Out-BMS-Protection-Board-/182198279820?hash=item2a6bdd1e8c:g:rDkAAOSwyQtVhQV3 ...
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Under-voltage disconnect on MCP73871

I've designed a circuit using an MCP73871 (link below) and some lithium ion 18650 cells. I'm confused by the under-voltage lock-out (UVLO) on that chip as it's not clear (to me at least!) whether it ...
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Creating a protected 18650 cells pack

I'm trying to create a 2s3p battery pack for a robot. I have 6x Eastshine e35 cells (which is a protected version of LG MJ1 cells). Is a 2s3p pack out of protected cells used with a balance/smart ...
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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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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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Lithium-ion charge cutoff

It seems standard for a lithium-ion charger to cut off the applied voltage when the CV-mode current draw dips below 0.1C (or thereabouts). Why is this necessary? Why can’t the charger continue to ...
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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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What's inside power bank car jumper

All powerbanks that have car-jump function have some thingy between the clamps and powerbank socket: What's inside that thingy? The manufacturers typically claim 300A of starting current for ...
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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 ...