- Joined Jun 20, 2015
Hi guys, I am trying to charge a super capacitor with LM2596 for its high efficiency and higher output current compared to linear regulators. My question is that how to set it as current charging mode until the capacitor reaches the output voltage? I am asking this question because the capacitor is huge and I don't want to use a current limiting resistor which gives me very big time constant (t=RC). From this trickle charger based on LM317 (http://www.circuitstoday.com/battery-charger-circuit-using-lm317) I find the charging current can be set to maximum most of the charging period. Can this applied to LM2596 the same?