November 20, 2012 AT 2:00 am

Simple USB Lithium Ion Charging Circuit

Check out this lithium ion charging circuit made without a dedicated charging IC.

This is a simple li-ion charger without a dedicated li-ion charger IC. This circuit can be used to efficiently and intelligently charge any single cell Li-ion battery pack like mobile battery, digicam battery, etc.

Features:

  • Charging via mini-USB connector which is very common.
  • Charging status display by LED
  • Simple circuit by using opamp, resistor, and not by any complex dedicated IC or micro-controller.
  • Charges completely drained (0V) battery packs.
  • Max charging current 500mA(limited by USB supply), depending on battery.
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