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12V Lead Acid Battery Desulphator
This circuit has been submitted to us from a number of sources so we do not know who is the original designer. More information can be found at http://shaka.com/~kalepa/desulf. The 555 timer is connected as an astable oscillator with its output frequency set by R1, R2 and C2. Its output pulses drive the gate of Mosfet Q1 which turns on to charge inductors L1 and L2. At the end of each pulse, Q1 turns off and the inductors develop a high-voltage high-current pulse which is applied across the battery via fast recovery diode D1 and the 100µF capacitor. The 555 is protected from the high voltage pulses via its isolated supply, by virtue of the 15V zener diode ZD1, the 47µF capacitor and the 330Oresistor R3.
Author: Silicon Chip – Copyright: Silicon Chip Electronics Magazine