Author Topic: Battery Charger-Diference Between SLA, NiCad, NiHm and Lithium-ion  (Read 5848 times)

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Offline GreateTopic starter

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Beginners Question.
What is the difference between the battery chargers of Lead Acid, Nickle Cadmium, Nickle Hydride and Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries? Is it the voltage level? Current? or Pulse?


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Online IanB

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Re: Battery Charger-Diference Between SLA, NiCad, NiHm and Lithium-ion
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2012, 03:19:45 pm »
It's the charging algorithms.

You can read all about it and more at Battery University and other online resources.

Every kind of cell is a different chemical system and responds differently to charging. Control of the rate of charging and detection of when charging should finish depends uniquely on the specific type of cell or battery. (A battery is a group of one or more cells connected together, usually in series. Sometimes charging batteries is a bit more complicated than charging individual cells.)
« Last Edit: May 02, 2012, 03:21:24 pm by IanB »
 

Offline pullin-gs

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Re: Battery Charger-Diference Between SLA, NiCad, NiHm and Lithium-ion
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2012, 01:16:52 pm »
Important note:
Never ever try to charge a battery on a charger not designed for it.
Especially lithium batteries....very bad things can happen.
 


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