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From: email@example.com (John Eaton)
Subject: Re: battery charger nightmare!
Date: 3 Sep 2002 21:12:23 GMT
Organization: Hewlett Packard Vancouver Site
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Wonko The Sane (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
: I need serious help. When I was being hired for my current job my boss
: found out that I had had some experience in electronics and circuit
: design (from my resume, naturally). Now he wants me to design a
: battery charger (not my regular job). The problem is... I haven't
: looked at a circuit in like 12 years. I can't remember a mosfet from a
: nand gate. If this were a simple circuit, no problem, but it has quite
: a unique design.
: The battrery charger will be charging around 12 battery packs (1300
: mAh - 1.2V x 3 batteries per pack). I'm kinda lost from there. I know
: what all of the parts are and what they do, I just can't remember how
: to figure out the different variables for the parts.
: I have found some schematics for single batteries and/or packs, but
: none that really help me with a charger that charges so many packs at
: If anyone knows of a similar schematic I could look at (or could draw
: me a simple one), or any help with the basics, I would be most
: sincerely appreciative.
: Wonko The Sane
The first question to ask is WHY. If your boss wants to charge some
batteries then run out and buy a battery charger for him.
If you need a bunch then look for some supplier to do an OEM deal.
If you can do the design and build one for less than you can get one
off the shelf then you need a serious pay raise.
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