Battery Charger for 12v 7.2ah using 15v 1.5Amp Source

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Streamactive

Joined Feb 14, 2019
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Currently working on a project where we have a requirement to power circuits using battery (12v 7.2Ah SLA) ,

When the the circuits are connected to a power source been 15v 1.5A DC-DC Converter and to automatically float charge the battery.

Any ideas as we have been experimenting using the LM317 with little success
 

ericgibbs

Joined Jan 29, 2010
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hi Stream,
Welcome to AAC.
The LM317 is unsuitable for a 15Vin to 13.8Vout charger as it requires a Vin to Vout of at least 2V.
Search your local components supplier for Very Low Drop out regulators
A type that has a Vdrop out of < = 1 V should work OK.
E
 

crutschow

Joined Mar 14, 2008
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If you want a 3-stage charging circuit with a constant-current initial charge, constant-voltage top-off charge, and constant-voltage trickle charge, the circuit below should work for you, described here.
Substitute the LT/LM1117 for the LM317 for low-dropout operation.

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Streamactive

Joined Feb 14, 2019
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Thanks crutschow as that's perfect !!

Wondering if there is a PCB already for this ? If not any recommendations ?
 
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