An intelligent battery charger that can automatically detect and charge up to four Li-Ion or Li-Polymer cells is announced by Powersolve. The microprocessor-controlled PSCH15LI Smart Charger is “clever” enough to identify the cells in series and provide the necessary output to fully charge the cells and then turn itself off.
The PSCH15LI features a universal AC input and incorporates an IEC320 C8 2-pin AC input connector. Powersolve can supply the charger with various DC output connectors.
Output voltage is auto switching from 4.2V to 16.8V ±1.5% for 1, 2, 3 or 4 cells and charging current is from 500mA to 1A. Safety ground leakage current is < 0.5mA.
Overvoltage and short circuit protection is standard as is protection against reverse polarity. An LED status indicator confirms standby, charging and fully charged states.
Housed in a compact desk top plastic enclosure measuring 96 x 44 x 30mm, the PSCH15LI has an operating temperature range of 0 to 40°C.