Dual-Level Float-Cum-Boost Charger with Pre-Charge for 12V – 3 to 6Ah Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) Batteries
This SLA Battery charger project is the right choice if you want to obtain maximum battery service life and capacity, along with acceptable recharge time and economy, constant current, constant voltage, and even charge a deeply discharged battery. The project contains all the necessary circuitry to optimally control the charging of valve-regulated lead-acid batteries. The circuit controls the charging current as well as the charging voltage to safely and efficiently charge the battery, maximizing battery capacity and life. The circuit is configured as a simple dual-voltage float-cum-boost charge controller. It is configured for charging 3 to 6Ah, 12V SLA batteries with dual-level float-cum-boost charger with pre-charge function and provides 500mA current output. The circuit also helps to charge deeply discharged batteries with pre-charge function. In this function Pin 12 (CE) detects the battery voltage, if the voltage at pin12 (CE) is bellow V-ref (2.3V), enable comparator permits a pre-charge current IPRE to flow from the PRE-CHG pin through Resistor R7 into the battery.
Dual-Level Float-Cum-Boost Charger with Pre-Charge for 12V – 3 to 6Ah Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) Batteries – [Link]