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LM317 CC/CV 12V Lead-Acid Battery Charger With Automatic Trickle Charge 2017-06-18


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LM317 CC/CV 12V Lead-Acid Battery Charger With Automatic Change to Trickle Charge - Lead-acid battery charger starts with constant-current and ends with constant-voltage trickle charge

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For proper charging of a lead-acid battery you should start with a constant-current until it reaches full charge ant then revert to a constant-voltage trickle charge mode to avoid over-charge and maintain the the battery.
Below is a variation on the familiar LM317 charger circuit to do that.
The LM317 initially operates in a constant-current mode, until the maximum charge voltage, as determined by the U2 pot setting is reached.
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