Proper handling helps make the most of Li-ion batteries

Schindler, Matt
December 1996
EDN;12/05/96, Vol. 41 Issue 25, p179
Trade Publication
Talks about carefully designed circuits to help avoid the dire outcomes of charging or discharging Lithium-ion batteries. Variation in the rules and requirements for battery charging; Linear regulators in battery chargers; Power dissipation in a switch-mode regulator; On-resistance ar a major source of loss in switching transistor. INSET: Why lithium?..


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