Voltlog #100 – InTheMail

Welcome to a new voltlog, today we are taking a look at my electronics mailbag items and it’s episode number 100 so I would like to take the time to thank you guys for your support. Every view like & share I get from you motivates me to continue producing these videos.

Here are links for all the items shown in the video in their order of appearance:

Voltlog #88 – InTheMail

Hello and welcome to a new InTheMail, the series that everybody seems to enjoy, myself included.

Here is a list with links to all the items shown in this video:

Voltlog #86 – Limiting Iphone USB Charging To 500mA

It all started a few days ago when I was talking with a friend and he suggested, since we do most of our phone charging at night, why not charge them at a lower rate for increase battery life. As you may know, when you increase the charging current, charging happens faster at the expense of losing battery life over time, you get fewer battery cycles before it starts losing its capacity.

So I decided to build this small gadget, that goes between the usb output of my charger and the usb plug from my charging cable. In my case I have an Iphone and the charging current can be limited to 500mA by having a set of resistors on the USB data lines.

Links for the parts used to build the project:

Voltlog #54 – BQ24650 MPPT Charging Module

In this video I am taking a look at this compact BQ24650 Charging MPPT Module made by YZX Studio in China. You can use this module to improve the efficiency of your solar system while charging your battery.