Battery Charging Fundamentals

Battery Chemistries, Terminology, Profiles and Charging Topologies for Real-World Products

About this course

This class will introduce you to standard charge profiles for several common battery chemistries including Li-Ion, LiFePO4, NiMH and Lead Acid. We will then reference a number of real-world products and discuss their charging and battery requirements. Next we will learn how to read a datasheet to determine the charge parameters and become aware of common issues with the provided data. Finally we will review several charging topologies including linear, boost and buck, and discuss the pros/cons of each.

Curriculum117 min

  • Syllabus
  • Introduction
  • Overview 2 min
  • Battery Basics
  • Terminology 1 min
  • C-Rate 1 min
  • Discharge Rate 2 min
  • Cell Types 1 min
  • Summary 1 min
  • Battery Chemistries
  • Introduction 2 min
  • Lead Acid 2 min
  • NiCd and NiMH 2 min
  • Li-Ion 2 min
  • Li-Iron 1 min
  • Summary 1 min
  • Battery Safety
  • Introduction 1 min
  • Failure Videos 1 min
  • Li_Ion Failure Mechanism 2 min
  • Protection Features 2 min
  • Real-World Products
  • Introduction 1 min
  • Power Tools 1 min
  • GPS 1 min
  • Earbuds 3 min
  • Cell Phones 3 min
  • Portable Batteries 3 min
  • Drone 1 min
  • Laptop 1 min
  • UPS 2 min
  • Charging Waveforms
  • Lead Acid 4 min
  • NiCd and NiMH 4 min
  • Li-Ion 9 min
  • Charger Requirements
  • Engineering 5 min
  • Marketing 3 min
  • Reading Datasheets
  • Introduction 1 min
  • Checklist 1 min
  • Example #1 2 min
  • Example #2 1 min
  • Example #3 2 min
  • Review 1 min
  • Charger Topologies
  • Introduction 2 min
  • Linear Overview 1 min
  • Linear Advantages vs Disadvantages 1 min
  • Linear Application 6 min
  • Linear Demo 1 min
  • Linear Summary 1 min
  • Buck and Boost 3 min
  • Buck and Boost Demo 1 min
  • Buck and Boost Summary 1 min
  • SEPIC 1 min
  • SEPIC Summary 1 min
  • Flyback 2 min
  • Flyback Demo 1 min
  • Flyback Summary 1 min
  • 4-Switch 1 min
  • 4-Switch Summary 1 min
  • Charger Controller Types
  • Introduction 1 min
  • DEPA 1 min
  • PIC16F MCU 3 min
  • Your Feedback
  • We need your feedback

About this course

This class will introduce you to standard charge profiles for several common battery chemistries including Li-Ion, LiFePO4, NiMH and Lead Acid. We will then reference a number of real-world products and discuss their charging and battery requirements. Next we will learn how to read a datasheet to determine the charge parameters and become aware of common issues with the provided data. Finally we will review several charging topologies including linear, boost and buck, and discuss the pros/cons of each.

Curriculum117 min

  • Syllabus
  • Introduction
  • Overview 2 min
  • Battery Basics
  • Terminology 1 min
  • C-Rate 1 min
  • Discharge Rate 2 min
  • Cell Types 1 min
  • Summary 1 min
  • Battery Chemistries
  • Introduction 2 min
  • Lead Acid 2 min
  • NiCd and NiMH 2 min
  • Li-Ion 2 min
  • Li-Iron 1 min
  • Summary 1 min
  • Battery Safety
  • Introduction 1 min
  • Failure Videos 1 min
  • Li_Ion Failure Mechanism 2 min
  • Protection Features 2 min
  • Real-World Products
  • Introduction 1 min
  • Power Tools 1 min
  • GPS 1 min
  • Earbuds 3 min
  • Cell Phones 3 min
  • Portable Batteries 3 min
  • Drone 1 min
  • Laptop 1 min
  • UPS 2 min
  • Charging Waveforms
  • Lead Acid 4 min
  • NiCd and NiMH 4 min
  • Li-Ion 9 min
  • Charger Requirements
  • Engineering 5 min
  • Marketing 3 min
  • Reading Datasheets
  • Introduction 1 min
  • Checklist 1 min
  • Example #1 2 min
  • Example #2 1 min
  • Example #3 2 min
  • Review 1 min
  • Charger Topologies
  • Introduction 2 min
  • Linear Overview 1 min
  • Linear Advantages vs Disadvantages 1 min
  • Linear Application 6 min
  • Linear Demo 1 min
  • Linear Summary 1 min
  • Buck and Boost 3 min
  • Buck and Boost Demo 1 min
  • Buck and Boost Summary 1 min
  • SEPIC 1 min
  • SEPIC Summary 1 min
  • Flyback 2 min
  • Flyback Demo 1 min
  • Flyback Summary 1 min
  • 4-Switch 1 min
  • 4-Switch Summary 1 min
  • Charger Controller Types
  • Introduction 1 min
  • DEPA 1 min
  • PIC16F MCU 3 min
  • Your Feedback
  • We need your feedback