consensus of non smoothened recitfied lifepo4 charging effects


Joined Nov 6, 2012
You can probably go by the findings cited,
as long as You stay within the limits of the peak-Voltages and Frequencies in the test.
Do You intend to exactly duplicate the factors in the text,
or are You wanting to do something "similar", but not exactly the same ?

Heat is generally the factor that makes the biggest difference,
which is created by the "Average-Power" being put into the Battery.
But the question is, do You want to risk damaging a very expensive Battery ?

All this figuring and guessing so that You can avoid buying a Capacitor and using a suitable Regulator ?

Have You researched to see how many manufacturers are doing what You propose ?

Thread Starter


Joined Mar 27, 2022
The reason I asked is to learn if I am potentially messing up my test cell in the context of my DIY power transformer thread.

I am fully intentional to apply a capacitator once it has arrived though

Audioguru again

Joined Oct 21, 2019
A battery is charged with current, not voltage. It sets its own voltage then the charging waveform does not matter if the peak current is limited so that it is not too high. Do batteries have a "peak" maximum current spec?
Since no charging happens between pulses then the charging time will be longer with pulses unless you risk using a high peak current that causes a fire.

Audioguru again

Joined Oct 21, 2019
You have a monster of a battery.
Usually a battery is charged with continuous DC. If you charge with pulses the the pauses between pulses makes the charging time longer.