1. guiale

    Battery Hot Swap Circuit with Capacitors

    Hi everyone, I'm trying to design a circuit whose battery can be hot swapped. I have a 3.6V battery connected to a boost converter, outputting 9V. I'm powering a small computer that requires a 9-20V input, and at idle consumes ~10W. I figured that, so that the computer stays on for 10s (with a...
  2. ParamedicDad

    Wind-up generators and Li-ion batteries

    Tl;dr: Are putting Li-ion batteries in a Wind-up flashlight a thing? If not, what options are there for a more reliable, renewable light source? Hello, I'm a Paramedic, husband and father of a small family of 3. We don't make much money and live in an area where we are often heavily impacted...
  3. D

    Connecting 2P2S battery pack to BMS

    Hi All, I have four identical 18650 Li-ion batteries 3.7v \ 2500mAh and a BMS 2S. My goal is to get 5v (with step down) and more current capacity. so I though of connecting the batteries as 2P2S as battery university suggested. 2P because the Li-ion will balance themselves and for more...
  4. A

    Relay for Solar System as Backup Only

    Background I'm working on a seismic alert network and seismograph station at my school in Puerto Rico. We're building a solar system for the system to continue running during a potential seismic event. The system only consumes about 10 Watts, but with the satellite internet equipment it might go...
  5. P

    Li-ion battery charging termination current

    Hi all, I have a question about Li-ion rechargable batteries. I have almost no experience with it. Documentation to battery is very poor, but there is an info about charging profile: Stage 1: Constant Current 0.82 Ampere (0.2C) until Voltage reach 4.2V Stage 2: Constant Voltage (4.2V) with...
  6. Carlosonline

    Li-Ion Battery Managment IC Issue

    Hi, I would appreciate if someone would be able to comment/advice on the following matter. I have been looking around for an IC that would charge and balance Li-Ion cells 2-3 of them in series. It seems that the balance feature is absent in most cases. MCP73841 appears to provide most of the...
  7. M

    Batteries down the well

    Hi, I am a first time poster in need of some advice. Whilst inspecting my household drinking well, my torch with four 18650 cells plunged to the bottom. The torch is waterproof but probably not at the 24ft depth of my well. What reactions are likely to take place, and what if any...
  8. D

    Can I connect Solar and Wind DC energy to the same battery bank?

    Hi there, I am looking at installing a solar and wind energy system on a house. The solar panels produce DC and the wind AC but the winds AC is passed through a controller which converts it to either 24 or 48VDc. Therefore both solar and wind will be producing DC. I intend for this to be an...
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