A built-in resistance compensator (BRC) technique is presented to speed up the charging time of a lithium-ion battery. A smooth control circuit (SCC) is proposed to ensure the stable transition from the constant-current (CC) to the constant-voltage (CV) stage. Due to the external parasitic resistance of the Li-ion battery-pack system, the charger circuit switches from the CC to the CV stage without fully charging the cell. The BRC technique dynamically estimates the external resistance to extend the CC stage. The experimental results show that the period of the CC stage can be extended to 40% of that of the original design. The charging time is effectively reduced.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers|
|State||Published - 23 Feb 2010|
- Built-in resistance compensator (BRC)
- Fast charging
- Li-ion cell
- Smooth control circuit (SCC)