[Soekris] Soekris + battery
stano at meduna.org
Tue Jan 3 14:54:58 UTC 2006
Kevin Thackray wrote:
> I am setting up soekris machines (net4521) wired to medical
> devices: I need them to run on battery in case of power
> failure but most of the time, the soekris will be plugged
> to the AC. As my skills in electronics are desperately poor,
> can somebody answer to those *simple* questions:
> * Can I plugged my battery on the soekris board while
> the soekris is plugged to the AC ? (without fearing
> the battery to melt down)
> * How would I charge the battery?
You need a special circuit to do this, depending on
the kind of the backup battery (NiMH, sealed lead
acid, ...). You can buy this as a module - look for
"charger device circuit" or something like that.
Is using a regular UPS out of question? The least
powerful and expensive one would fully suffice...
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