Battery?

I have a Gateway Laptop..meant to run on 98 but i installed Windows ME on it.....it runs fine...its just that the Battery won't Charge anymore....any help???

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battery

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Battery Charging?

Hello, So I have a 9.6 volt  NI-CD 4 hour quick charger and the battery(600mah) that goes with it, but I was wondering if I could charge a 7.2 volt 2000mah, Ni-Mh battery with it. If i can for how long?

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Batteries and charger? Answered

So I got one of those one cell battery bank that come also with a little crank generator. So far I took both of these apart to make one into a 2cell. So now these batteries are a parallel, my ? is if the voltage stays the same with the charging board and the mah is double this should not effect the board correct? and or the batteries. So far its been working both batteries reads the same voltage so the charging board must work. Now hear is the thing that I am concerned with, if I was to add 6 more into a parallel then all batteries would be the same MAH right. This should not damaged the board?

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Polyacene Batteries

Here's some wierd batteries that seem like really dense capacitors. Does anyone know how to cahrge them? Do you just touch both ends to a battery?http://www.goldmine-elec-products.com/products.asp?dept=1235

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battery life

Any one know about how long 4 double a's wired in series will last with a 200 milliamp load, here is what the online LED calculator said, I'm working on putting this in a small flashlight:Solution 0: 1 x 2 array uses 2 LEDs exactly +----|>|---/\/\/----+ R = 27 ohms +----|>|---/\/\/----+ R = 27 ohmsThe wizard says: In solution 0: each 27 ohm resistor dissipates 270 mW the wizard says the color code for 27 is red violet black the wizard thinks ½W resistors are needed for your application together, all resistors dissipate 540 mW together, the diodes dissipate 700 mW total power dissipated by the array is 1240 mW the array draws current of 200 mA from the source.-thanks

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Battery Charging? Answered

If i charge a battery when it's half full will ruin the battery life between charges?

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battery charging?

How can i charge my battery, i've lost my charger. the battery is 14.4V 1.5Ah Li-ion

Question by johnnywgk 


Battery choices?

I have been having a lot of dead batteries because I don't drive very often.My battery always checks out ok so the warranty doesn't help me.  If a new battery would help me, should I choose a cheaper battery with lower CCA or a more expensive on with higher CCA and a longer warranty?

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Battery conversion? Answered

I have a rc helicopter and the controler uses 6X aa batterys. I thought that it would be cheaper to use a 9 volt battery instead. Would it damage my remote? Also Would this affect battery life and if so by how much?

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battery problem

I have a 12 volt 7ah rechargeable lead-calcium battery, but no charger. i want to build a charger, but the diagrams ive found are for lead acid. does anyone have a good circuit for lead calcium battery chargers?

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Paper Batteries

Has anyone read anything about the up and coming Paper (thin) batteries ? Paper Batteries: A paper battery is a flexible, ultra-thin energy storage and production device formed by combining carbon nanotubes with a conventional sheet of cellulose-based paper.A paper battery acts as both a high-energy battery and supercapacitor, combining two components that are separate in traditional electronics. This combination allows the battery to provide both long-term, steady power production and bursts of energy. Non-toxic, flexible paper batteries have the potential to power the next generation of electronics, medical devices and hybrid vehicles, allowing for radical new designs and medical technologies.What do you think? Will it replace these monsters one day?

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Battery Charging? Answered

Hello, So I have a 9.6 volt  NI-CD 4 hour quick charger and the battery(600mah) that goes with it, but I was wondering if I could charge a 7.2 volt 2000mah, Ni-Mh battery with it. If i can for how long?

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Batteries in a series?

So if you were building an electric car and needed to up your voltage by wiring multiple Pb batteries in a series would you only get the watt-hours of one battery like you do with capacitor capacitance, or would you get all of them combined, or at least a little power capacity boost.  Also, would using lithium-ion batteries like these in a series be ok. lithium

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Battery safety

Hi guys, I was wondering if it's dangerous to touch two wires hooked up to a 9v battery to each other. They heat up really quick, could they make the battery explode or do something else bad if left like that for any long period of time? I tried to search for the answer, but couldn't find it.

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Battery Pack?

Hello everyone,  I want to build a battery pack so that I can charge it with solar.  i bought some 12v 1.3ah sealed lead acid batteries but they don't do the job that I want to and they are not very appealing.  So I have seen the tesla powerwall and it is great and also slim, so what I want to do is to buy different batteries which are the panasonic 18650 and the stack them together to my own specifications so that they can power small things such as lights and pumps.  The packs that I will make would be small at first just to test and have an idea. So is it worth investing in these battery types or just buy some sealed lead batteries and then stack them together.  Thanks

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Will this battery explode??

Silly question, but I really wanna be on the safe side.  I just received this battery charger for my phone, but wanted to change the case, so i removed the original case.  Then I looked at the battery, and saw that the (-) of the battery is not soldered to the PCB at all, only the (+).  I know that lithium batteries are dangerous, so I just wanted to ask if it's safe to use. It was like that, I didn't accidentally rip it of. There are even no marks on the (-) connector sticking out from the battery. Can someone please let me know if it's safe to use?  I added some images pointing out the place and the board.  Thanks a lot for your help. George 

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Battery recommendation

Hello, I'm looking for a rechargeable battery for a project and I'm not having any luck finding a suitable one.  Here's what I need: The battery will need to be between 12 - 18v with between 1-2 amp.  This will be powering a set of speakers, so not really sure what type of amp hours I need.  The battery will need to fit into a tin lunch box.   An idea I had was to use a 12 or 18v battery for Power Tools - not sure if it will work though.  I also found this, http://www.altex.com/12V-Lithium-Ion-Rechargeable-Battery-Set-LBP-124500-P150057.aspx not sure if it is powerful enough though. Any thoughts/ideas is appreciated.  

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Battery power

I have a battery powered laser on top of a spinning disc. This laser runs out of battery fairly quickly, I need to make it last longer somehow. Could I wire the laser to multiple batteries to make it last longer? If i manage to find a mains powered laser then it spinning constantly wouldn't work as it would have a wire. I ideally need to find a way to power this laser (probably 2 lasers) for most of a day with something that fits on a fairly small spinning disc. Any ideas? Cheers

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UPS Battery

Hi Guys, My first time to post a question here. I had purchase a UPS from a store. The UPS have 2 6 volts battery inside of it, the seller said that 1 of those battery isn't working anymore. My question is this, how do I replace or is it possible to replace it with 1 12 volts battery instead of having 2 6 volts battery to fit there. What will be the layout of the wirings if I have to do it on 1 12 volts battery. I tried making search of the actual item on the net but couldn't find it. Here's the pictures and the information of the UPS Information -------------------------------------------- 2009000002391 MODEL: ELITE 500 VOLTAGE: 220V / 60Hz MADE IN TAIWAN --------------------------------------------

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Robot battery

Hi everybody I build my robot actually I have a 12v 12ah lead acid battery ( https://www.battery-direct.fr/Batterie-BP12-12.html). I would like to change it but I don t if I choose lipo or lifepo4 or li-ion? My principal goal is loose weight and size, so I think about lipo but I am not shure

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BATTERY help? Answered

i have a rechargeable battery that is 7.2 volts and 3000 mAh Ni-Mh now is it safe to add a Voltage Regulator to run an led or if not how do i? what also is scaring me is the 3000 mAh if its good or bad

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charge battery

I have battery 1cell NI-MH AA 1.2 v 1500mAH   and i need to charge it by using smps and diode for detect peak voltage of battery   i prefer fast charge for maximum 2 hours for my project  how much voltage and current i need in output of smps ?

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battery problem?

 hello, i have helecopter and i wanna add some device that make battery gives same current depend on throtle for any voltage, i have problem  the problem is that when battery is full charge the throtle differ than when its not fully chge i want it to be same all time , current mirror works here i wont to burn the helicopter?are  

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Battery Wiring?

I have new Li-ion batteries for my mac but i wasn't completely sure on how to wire it up to the old circuitry. I know that "vg" is the ground and the "vp" is the positive. I am assuming "vl" goes to the wire "vl" i dont know what that is thought.  But there is a "vh" spot on the new battery but on the old circuitry there was no wire going to there? Do I solder that wire there? There is also two very thin wires labeled ntc, i can not find a spot on the old circuitry for that is it necessary?

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Battery stumper?

Somebody wanna tell me why when I got my brand new quad syma copter and I put 4 brand new rayovac rechargable batteries that measured 1.24 volts the hand controller would not turn on, and when I put in 4 old duracells that measured 1.14 that were just laying around and weren't brand new like the rayo's were and they worked, I'm stumped. Too much power?

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laptop battery? Answered

I have a dell laptop which does not seem to charge when I try to charge it with the power lead. At the bottom of my screen it says 'plugged in, not charging'. What can I do to make it to charge? The power supply always overheats and gets in my way.

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battery backup

I have a really cool sunstech weather station but when the power goes off it loses time date and weather prediction. I live in Spain and we are prone to daily power cuts. I need a low power 5v back up system to power it. Any ideas welcome

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Zapped a battery.?

And still wont charge, it's a 36v Ni-Cd. it has 10 separate cell inside the plastic holder, which i took apart and zapped individually then soldered back together. i did not try to charge it for 1 week after zapping, should i have charged it immediately. Or any other ideas

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what is a capacitor battery/battery capacitor?

What are batt-caps, how do they work, and how would 1 be wired to a 1.5v battery? what are some specific names of different batt-caps?

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Low Battery Indicator for 2x AA Batteries

How would I create a circuit which turns on an LED when the voltage goes below 2.5V? I am using 2x AA batteries

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is there an advantage to having a battery with a higher mAh?

I have a Pentax digital camera that came with a D-LI88 rechargeable Lithium-ion battery with a 3.7V, typ.740mAh (2.8Wh), and min.700mAh. I want to buy an extra battery for it. I can find batteries with the same 3.7V, but the mAh are different.

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How to use batteries in a Series-Parallel Combination?

   Is it possible to use 4 AAA Duracell batteries instead of 2 AA batteries if I were to put it in some form of Series/Parallel combination? Would it keep the same voltage and stuff to not interfere with the electronics of something but just increase the time between changing batteries? What would the layout look like for this? Thanks Instructablers!

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How to re-charge Duracell 21/23 Batteries?

Can a dead(drained) Duracell 21/23 battery be re-charged with-out it exploding in your face?

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Voltage-capacity relation discharging an alkaline AAA battery?

Let's say I have a fresh alkaline AAA battery, 1.5V, 1200mAh. Also, let's say it discharges itself with 3% per year, just lying in the shelf. After one year, has both voltage and capacity been reduced 3%, or just the voltage? If not, how much has the capacity dropped then? I also wonder if the battery is being discharged the same  way, when in use? E.e. is the proportion between voltage drop and capacity drop the same on the shelf while in use?

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What is the optimum charging voltage for 1.2 volt ni-cad rechargeable AA batteries? Answered

I am going to build a solar panel that charges these batteries so i I need to know the best voltage to charge them.

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Arrrrr help me please... I want to convert AV (240v) powered fairy lighst to battery power?

Hi all I am trying to convert some fairy lights to run on batteries.  the string of lights after the adaptor run on 24VAC 250mA 6VA...  as I expected when I combined 9V batteries to produce 27V/ the batteries ran the light well (brighter that off the mains) and also as expected after about 1.5 hours went out. Now I was wondering if there is some way to wire batteries to run these lights? size needs to be kept to a minium as does cost.. Now I know that If I was to use LED lights this would be simple. but that is not possibe as I have already got the 50 strings of fairy lights :(   any help would be great... Cheers.. Ben 

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How do I make an alkaline button cell "flatpack"? Answered

For my application I need an 12V A23 battery, but to optimize space I would like to rearrange the tiny little 8xLR932 alkaline cells as shown on the picture. I want to connect them i series, just like an A23.  The final product is disposable, so I'm thinking of using shrink plastic around the whole thing, but I have no idea which is the fastest and easiest way to connect them. Solder tabs? Wire+glue? Wire+tape? Anything else? I am also a little worried that all the connections will steal voltage from my battery pack. Will this be a great issue? Thanks!

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Tablet with dead battery: buy a new battery or create a dummy battery?

Hi guys, I have an android tablet with a dead battery so it won't turn on (it hangs on boot screen). Like cellphones and smartphone, if I use the tablet with the wall adapter and without the battery won't start. The battery is a 3.7 v, 22.2 Wh (6Ah) type, it's dimensions are 0.45 x 11.3 x 10.5 mm. So I have a choice: I can buy a new battery or create a dummy battery. I've searched ebay, amazon and other site but unluckily seems that I can't find a replacement battery (or find a seller that can ship a similar battery to italy). In the other hand, I don't know how to create a dummy battery. Can you help me with finding a replacement battery or teaching me how to create the dummy battery? Thanks in advance :)

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Battery life indicator for 1.5V battery source

Hi guys, I want to make a simple battery life indicator for a device running from a 1.5V battery source. I would just need a red/green LED to light when the Voltage is above a certain limit (say 1.2 V). and to turn off once the limit is reached.. Is there any simple circuit that enables me to do this?

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Fixing NIMH Batteries Answered

I am curious if there is any way to possibly fix NIMH batteries. I saw at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1RxhgFEPSM how a freezer fixes them, but it did not work. It would be great if somebody with dry ice and dead NIMH batteries would try freezing these batteries (safely).

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deep cycle batteries

Can we and how do we convert a normal lead acid battery into a deep cycle battery?

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How to recharge these batteries?

I took apart 2 cordless drill batteries and there were 13 cells in each one, which were Ni-Cd 1.2 volts each. Also there were the numbers C DE35ND on them if that helps at all. I cut 3 off in order to form a 12v battery (it was originally 15.6v) but I dont know how I can safely charge it. I no longer have the charger that went with the drill, but I was wondering if I can just use a wall adaptor to charge them or do I need a better charger? All comments and answers are greatly appreciated!!!

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Small 12V batteries

I'm trying to make a simple LED circuit with switch included in the circuit. Can someone suggest to me a 12V battery that is big enough to keep a 48 LED bulb system on for at least 24 running hours, but small enough to be the size of two fingers sticky taped together. Thanks guys, Nick

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AA battery charger

Hello I have a bunch of AA rechargeable batteries and would like to use them. I could just go out a buy a charger but wheres the fun in that. I would like the charger to be close to the ones you buy, but of course with the instructables finesse. it needs to charge at least 4 at a time and tell me when there charged with an LED indicator. id like to see if it can be plugged into my USB port and charge. Thank You John F.

Topic by jwflammer 


Rechargeable Battery Help?

I'm sick of throwing away AA batteries, and I go through a lot with my camera flash. The only rechargeable, multi purpose batteries I've used were some generic energizer ones I got some years ago, so I need your recommendations.I'm willing to spend a bit more for a quality charger/batteries that will last. For batteries, I'd like to support Eneloop, as they sponsored an instructables contest in the past. They are significantly better than Energizer/Duracell, right? How does Rayovac compare in price/power?For a charger, I was looking at the the BC-9009 by La Crosse. It has good reviews, charges slowly for a slower drain, prevents overcharging and has all sorts of other features. It comes with 4 AA, 4 AAA batteries and a case for $40. See it here:http://www.amazon.com/Crosse-Technology-BC-9009-AlphaPower-Battery/dp/B00077AA5Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s;=electronics&qid;=1251579646&sr;=8-1I don't know how good the la crosse batteries that it comes with are, though. The BC-700 would work fine and can be bought alone for $30.For packaging reference, I need to have at least 8 AA batteries, but would definitely use any extra AA or AAA that might come with it.So, what do you have to suggest? Thanks!Update: I read that energizers may be better than eneloops for things that use a lot of power quickly (like a camera flash) while the eneloops are better for things that use it slowly (like a remote control). Is that true? I'm concerned about getting batteries that will store a lot of electricity over many charge cycles, but not so much about them holding a charge during storage.

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