PSAS/ BatteryPack

LV2 Battery Pack!


In the long run, we plan on using commercially availble Lithium Ion battery packs with on board charge controllers - called "smart batteries" - for LV2. We've chosen this so that we don't have to start on a charging system from scratch as there are many IC solutions for the charging smart batteries. In the short run we may need to use primary Lithiums since the charger will take time to develop.

Some documents:

Power Consumption by circuit:

Battery Chemistry Links:

Smart Battery System (SBS) & the System Management Bus (SMB)

Ready-Made Solutions were discovered in a fit of web-browsing. As it turns out, reference designs for Smart Battery set-ups are available from a number of sources:

LiIon/LiPo links: