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Automatic battery switching

Discussion in 'Power Electronics' started by Solardave, Feb 13, 2011.

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  1. Solardave

    Solardave

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    Hi. I'm fairly new but am working on a solar powered battery pack fou chafing cell phones and similar USB 5v devices. My setup is using off the shelf solar panels, a lipoly battery and charger and a minty boost. The batteries I am using are rated at 6Ah. I want to increase the stored power available so originally assumed I could wire two batteries in parallel. I have since found out that lipoly batteries need to be balanced sets and my plan won't work. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Resqueline

    Resqueline

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    My impression is that parallelling poses no problems, and that it's serial connections that needs balancing circuits.
     
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