EEVblog #772 – How To Calculate Wasted Battery Capacity

In this tutorial Dave explains how to precisely measure and calculate the remaining (or wasted) energy capacity in a battery using the graphical analysis technique using a spreadsheet.
The differences between constant power and constant current loads and when to use them is discussed.
Also, the importance of ESR and measuring the battery voltage under load is demonstrated.
This is a particularly relevant to the Batteriser product and proof is provided that shows that even over the entire current range, the wasted energy in a battery can be no better than a few 10’s of percent for a 1.1V cutout voltage. Blowing the batteriser claim of 80% wasted energy out of the water.

Forum HERE

All of my battery related videos are HERE

DIY Constant current load VIDEO
Battery Capacity Tutorial VIDEO
AA Battery Capacity Measurement VIDEO
Batteriser Debunking Video VIDEO
LiPo Battery Discharging VIDEO

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