By Topic

Accurate, Compact, and Power-Efficient Li-Ion Battery Charger Circuit

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Min Chen ; Sch. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Georgia Inst. of Technol., Atlanta, GA ; Gabriel A. Rincon-Mora

A novel, accurate, compact, and power-efficient lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery charger designed to yield maximum capacity, cycle life, and therefore runtime is presented and experimentally verified. The proposed charger uses a diode to smoothly (i.e., continuously) transition between two high-gain linear feedback loops and control a single power MOS device, automatically charging the battery with constant current and then constant voltage. An adaptive power-efficient charging scheme in the form of a cascaded switching regulator supply ensures the voltage across the charging power-intensive pMOS remains low, thereby reducing its power losses and yielding up to 27% better overall power efficiency. An 83% power-efficient printed circuit board prototype was built and used to charge several Li-Ion batteries to within plusmn0.43% of their optimum full-charge voltage and therefore within a negligibly small fraction of their full capacity

Published in:

IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs  (Volume:53 ,  Issue: 11 )