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AN1276

Title:
Design A Low-Cost Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) Battery Charger With MCP73123
Name:
AN1276
Date:
07/23/2009
Author:
Brian Chu
Description:
Demand of fast-discharge rated energy storage sources for Electrical Vehicle (EV), Hybrid Electrical Vehicle HEV) or portable power tools have driven the commercial development of Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries. The traditional LiFePO4 battery systems usually require high voltages or large capacities. However, the nature of its characters, such as longer cycle life than typical Li-Ion (Lithium Iron) batteries, better resistance to thermal runaway and higher output and peak current rating make them ideal candidates to RC (remote control) toys and backup power applications.
Keywords:
LiFePO4, Lithium Iron Phosphate, Overvoltage protection, OVP, LFP, Batteries, battery charger cradle.
 
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