Battery Watchdog Circuit


Posted on Feb 2, 2013

This circuit uses a pair of Zener diodes to monitor battery voltage of a 12-V battery. If below 11 V, 1)1 ceases to conduct, pin 3 of 102 goes high, setting FF IC2 turning on Ql, Kl, and the battery charger.


Battery Watchdog Circuit
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At excess of 14-V battery voltage (full charge), D2 conducts, resetting FF IC2, and cutting off the battery charger.




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