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Some DIY friendly LiIon charger designs

Hi,

I've made some open source DIY friendly designs for USB Lithium battery chargers based on MAX155X and MCP7383: http://wemakethings.net/2013/02/02/lith ... -chargers/

Features:

    * home PCB manufacturing friendly
    * selectable USB/external DC power source - if you don't need USB, just chop off the connector and use DC pads
    * for MAX155X parts - charging current selectable by solder jumper
    * for MAX1555 and MCP73831 - charging and battery full indication LEDS; Note: MAX1555 charger indication relies on low mosfet gate threshold voltage - below (5V - Vfwdled), I've used 702 mosfets.
    * for MCP7383 - charging current selectable by two resistors