AVR-based Li-Ion battery charger

If you ever worked with lithium batteries, you probably know the TP4056 – a chip for charging lithium batteries with CC-CV profile, two LEDs for state-of-charge indication, temperature input and so on. You can find it relatively cheaply on Ebay or similar sites, either as standalone IC or on a small and very practical breakout … “AVR-based Li-Ion battery charger”

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Arduino Universal Battery Charging Shield update

One of my most viewed projects ever (both on Instructables and Github) is my AVR Universal Battery Charger. It was also one of the very first projects I ever published, so there wasn’t a proper schematics or board layout (back then I simply didn’t care), my code was messy and the hardware had some flaws. … “Arduino Universal Battery Charging Shield update”

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3D printed charger for Yi 4K camera battery

I own an action camera – the Yi 4K – and I am very satisfied with it. However, even though it has longer battery life than a GoPro, it still runs for only ~90 minutes on a single battery. For this reason, I bought a bunch of replacement batteries from Ebay for just 6 dollars/piece! … “3D printed charger for Yi 4K camera battery”

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Multicell Lithium Battery Charging & Balancing circuit

You probably know that charging lithium batteries isn’t particularly easy. But if you have just a single cell, you can get an IC to do this for you – the most popular being probably the TP4056 or the MCP73831 (you can get both of them from Ebay). But if you want to have a battery … “Multicell Lithium Battery Charging & Balancing circuit”

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Lithium Battery Utility Board V1.2

I use lithium batteries a lot. However, they are not the easiest to use – you need a dedicated charging IC, complicated protection circuitry, boost module to power 5 V circuitry, switches, connectors… So I designed a board with all of these features. This is hopefully the last and final revision of my Lithium Battery … “Lithium Battery Utility Board V1.2”

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