This charger is a more complex one than the others available over the internet, and among its features are:

  • All the parameters for charge and discharge can be entered directly in the charger.
  • The PC is useful only for PIC firmware patch and for output graphic plotting.
  • A second P-channel mosfet is added for up to 10A charge current or for no self-powering diode.
  • Integrates a 162 lines LCD display
  • Integrates up to 7 different charge/discharge profiles
  • The batteries can be charged,discharged or cycled (charge after discharge)
  • Parameters for each battery profile:
    • Number of cells (from 1 o 7)
    • Cell capacity (useful for automatic timeout calculation)
    • Cut-off voltage per cell
    • Delta peak per cell
    • Charge current (up to 10A or 5A plus the diode)
    • Discharge current (up to 30A)
    • Peak control inhibition
    • Timeout in function of the cell capacity.
  • Support for costant voltage supply (motor test) with adjustable output
  • Fast current control (200Hz) and low noise values (1mV resolution for batteries)
  • Display during charge of current,voltage,peak voltage,delta peak, capacity, time
  • Display during discharge of current,voltage,peak voltage,cut-off, capacity, time
  • Acoustic buzzer for end of operation signaling
  • Automatic recovery in case of power supply failure

NiCd Advanced Charger: [Link]