The battery pack project was intended to as a method for the team to learn about lithium ion technology and to be used as a proof of concept for larger packs.
The first phase of the project, seen to the left, carries enough energy to charge a cell-phone roughly three times before needing to be recharged. Future phases of the battery pack project will see larger, faster-charging packs capable of carrying significantly more energy for larger applications.
Components used for the battery pack were two 18650 lithium ion cells, a charging controller, and a DC-DC converter. The cells have a nominal voltage of 3.7 Vvolts and a capacity of 5600 mA-hours.
In the new school year, the Li-Te Pack Battery Team will be expanding on the successes of the original pack. Improvements will be made to the existing pack as well as a larger scale model to power laptops. If you would like to be a part of the new battery pack, contact the project lead.
Project Lead: Brendan Riome: firstname.lastname@example.org