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Analog Circuit Design Volume Three by John Hamburger, Bob Dobkin

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Chapter 202

Fast, high efficiency, standalone NiMH/NiCd battery charging

Fran Hoffart

Abstract

The LTC4010 and LTC4011 Nickel Cadmium (NiCd)/Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery chargers are described. They provide complete standalone solutions for reliable, robust and safe fast charging, maximizing battery capacity and battery life.

Keywords

LTC4010

LTC4011

Nickel Cadmium

NiCd

Nickel Metal Hydride

NiMH

battery charger

Introduction

Although recent popular attention is focused on Lithium Ion batteries, one must not forget that other battery chemistries, such as Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) and Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) have advantages in rechargeable power systems. Nickel-based batteries are robust, capable of high discharge rates, have ...

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