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Community => Gigs and Collaborations => Topic started by: arieffyra on Oct 11, 2018, 08:12 pm

Title: rechargeable battery
Post by: arieffyra on Oct 11, 2018, 08:12 pm
It is possible or are there any coding for arduino to start charging a 6v lead acid rechargeable battery at 50% and stop charging when it 100%? I use Piezoelectric transducer to charge the battery. Please help me if you know,  thank you.
Title: Re: rechargeable battery
Post by: mugambi on Oct 11, 2018, 08:22 pm
It would be quite straight forward:
1) Get voltage associated with the battery at 50% and get arduino to monitor the battery (sample voltage every so often) using a voltage divider and then on detecting voltage is below or at the 50% level start charging( turn on relay or similar)
2)Get voltage associated with battery at 100% and when this is attained stop charging(turn off the relay).

Title: Re: rechargeable battery
Post by: wvmarle on Oct 12, 2018, 02:14 am
Find out how commercial charges do this - I think they're using the current flowing through the battery as measure, not sure, not a battery expert - and mimic that in your setup.

The hardest part is probably determining the 50% level, especially when the battery is under load/charging at the same time.
Title: Re: rechargeable battery
Post by: cedarlakeinstruments on Oct 12, 2018, 03:27 am
Lead acid batteries are pretty resistant to overcharging and most piezo transducers I know of provide very little current. I'd just connect them together and not bother with any circuitry.