12v Battery Charger Circuit with Auto Cut off

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by green90, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. green90

    Thread Starter New Member

    Sep 3, 2015
    i saw this cct in circuit gallery and i have some question about it

    1-what will be the voltage on( cv or pin 5)coz it internally connect to voltage divider
    2-i think red led always on ..then what is purpose of it ?

    • Positive terminal of the upper comparator of 555 is connected with reference voltage in order to turn OFF the charger if the battery charges above 13.8V.
    • why they said Positive terminal ?????? i think ( cv or pin 5) is negative terminal

  2. MikeML

    AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 2, 2009
    It is another stupid circuit concocted by a newbie. The use of a 555 as a Schmitt-Trigger is not novel.

    How long do you think it will take to recharge a standard 65Ah automotive battery by passing the current through a 5Ω resistor? It's maximum current delivery will be about 200mA.
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  3. dl324

    Distinguished Member

    Mar 30, 2015
    Definitely one of the poorer ones I've seen...

    200mA isn't even sufficient for trickle charging; let alone charging hard enough and long enough to minimize sulfation.
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  4. samy555

    Active Member

    May 24, 2010
    1- V at pin 5 = zener voltage = 5.1V
    2- It is here to indicate that the charger is on, i.e connected to the power and not related to batt state
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  5. Alec_t

    AAC Fanatic!

    Sep 17, 2013
    ...if it survives having a 555 supply voltage greater than the rated absolute maximum.
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