Tag Archives: Battery charging

Making Your Batteries Last.

I may have mentioned this previously as part of another post, but I am going to cover just the rechargable batteries in this post. Namely how to make them last as long as they were designed for. Why is this … Continue reading

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Just Some Idle Notes

Other chargers have been attempted for charging “Primary” Alkaline cells, but they too suffered various limitations, from undercharging the cell so it had minimal capacity, or they suffered from the same failures from heat of the “Alkaline Charger”- Namely leakage and small explosions. This is usually the result of a lack of diffusion and localized heating within the cells. The cycling will hopefully address this issue so effective charging will occur. Continue reading

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Another Pulse Charger

…This is a lot more sophisticated than previous circuits, but this one can be adjusted for current flow through the cells by using a higher value zener and adjusting the value of R1 to protect Zener. As shown it is suitable for a 6 volt lead acid or Nickel Cadmium or Nickel Metal Hydride battery array of 6 volts (5 cells) or 4 alkaline cells experimentally. … Continue reading

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Atmospheric Power Tap: Fact or fiction? We shall see.

I came across it while looking for information that led to the capacitive charger circuit I blogged about earlier this year. Some called this next arrangement a “Capacitive Charger” but it really isn’t that at all. In the realm of “free energy,” this one is about as close to realistic as most of those concepts get. Continue reading

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More on the Capacitive Charger

Mind you- the Capacitive charger is a slightly different beast, but you can use the Application Note as a reference to refine the charger and normalize the concept of the capacitive charger. The importance being the calculations. The real notable difference is as a battery charging circuit, the battery is both a load and a capacitance in the circuit, so there is no need for the 470 microfarad capacitor or the zener diode that are shown in the Application Note. The equations provided will also allow for a bit of optimization and also allow those on 50 Hertz/250 volt standards to modify the charger a bit closer to optimal for their area of the world. Continue reading

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Some useful references I have found over the years and some useful notes

…but perhaps most important are the Data sheets, Application Notes and “Suggested designs” from the manufacturers themselves. Sometimes sample circuits are presented in the Data sheets, otherwise look to Application Notes. Some of the Application notes are even compiled into a book in such a way that the book could be used as a textbook… Continue reading

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A Partial Update on Capacitive Charger

I added some capacitance to the charger, so now there is 10 microfarads total capacitance. I just added them parallel to the original. Rain has prevented using the charger for over a week. Until the charger is fully tested, the … Continue reading

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