- on Power Supplies
- Published in issue 7/2005 on page 0
Improved DECT Battery Charger
After buying a number of DECT telephones, we noticed that these became quite warm while charging. That surprised us, because the manufacturer wrote in the manual that the batteries had to be charged for 14 hours. That would lead you to conclude that the batteries are charged at 1/10th of the nominal capacity. But we had the feeling that the batteries were getting rather warm for such a small charging current. That is why we quickly reached for a screwdriver and explored the innards of the charging station. The schematic reveals what is going on.