Introduction: Portable Charger

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Most of the mobile phones these days can be charged from a USB port with an output of 5 v DC. now u can charge your mobile phones anytime anywhere using this simple portable usb charger.

Step 1: Components Needed

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The components we will use are:

One - LM7805
Two - 1μf Capacitor
One - 5 Ω 3 Watt Resistor

Step 2: The Circuit Diagram

Picture of The Circuit Diagram

The circuit is very simple and can be soldered very quickly on a small general purpose PCB. The components from left to right are, 7805 , 5.4 ohm resistor and two 1uf capacitors.
I have sketched the layout along with the 7805's pin configuration. It is a fairly simple and straight forward circuit. The positive input is connected to both the pin one of the 7805 and the positive of the first capacitor . The pin three is connected to the positive of the capacitor and one end of the resistor, this forms the positive 5 v output. This completes our positive side. For the negative we connect all the negatives together - the negative in, negative out, negative of the first capacitor, negative of the second capacitor and pin 2 of the 7805.

Step 3:

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The output can be taken as a wired output or a USB port can be directly mounted on to the PCB. Here you see the completed board. I have drilled two holes to secure the port later. The red and the black wires are the input wires.

Step 4:


electromechlab (author)2014-09-24

good work, but the biggest question is.......
From where you will get input voltage, since you need DC voltage little more than 5 volt say 8-12 volt.

If this circuit were a complete then it would be nice one.

sjain58 (author)electromechlab2014-09-24

from a 9v dc battery!
u may use a battery cap to make connection with battery easier!

chirag.jain.5494 (author)2014-09-14

goood work.. keep it up

verence (author)2014-09-13

What's the 5.4Ohm resistor for? There is no need for that.

sjain58 (author)verence2014-09-13

By varying the resistance of the resistor between 5 and 15 ohms the output current can be reduced or increased as per requirement. While doing this ensure that the resistor you use is rated at 3 watts or above and that the 7805 has a very good heat sink and that it doesn't overheat. A small amount of heat however is quite normal.

verence (author)sjain582014-09-14

Ah yes, ... well, no.

If you design something with an USB connector, it should behave like a powered USB device. With a USB device, the voltage is stable. With your design, the voltage drops when the current consumption increases. That's just the opposite A 7805 is used for.

If you need a current limiting resistor in your charger put it there. Anyway, for anything more sophisticated than a NiCd, you should use a better charger design.

Your remarks about the heat sink should go into the instructable together with the according thermal design formulas. And you should state the min/max supply voltages.

prakhar.singh.14268 (author)2014-09-13

thts awsm.......but need some improvement

petercd (author)2014-09-13

280x158px is way too small to see whats going on, a better size would be like the components pic(1600x900px) in step 1, other than that cool idea.

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