12V Battery Backup.cdr

12V Battery Backup.cdr
BATTERY BACKUP
This simple project
makes a nice
companion to power
units in case of
power outages,
especially caused by
severe weather.
At the height of a
storm, power ceased
and my “Atmospheric
Disturbance Monitor”
went dark. This
created a need for a
backup supply.
2 AMP BREAKER
It takes planning to
use a battery backup.
Simply plugging into
this power source is
not enough. It
supplies 12 volts DC,
not house current.
BATTERY IS SPOT
GLUED IN
SEVERAL PLACES
WOODEN STICKS
BRACE THE
FRONT PANEL
My “Sferics Detector”
on this site shows the
need for using a
DPDT power switch.
One side controls the
line power and the
other side, battery
power. Note the
design of the power
supply. Schottky
diodes provide
automatic switching
(thanks Charles).
©2013
Lennie Zink
The power LED was
added after completion of
unit. I had faulty breakers
and needed an indicator
to show it was working.
The LED is connected to
the switched output.
FRONT PANEL
JACK FOR EASY
ACCESS
If I didn’t reveal my
secret, you wouldn’t know
that the large washer
covers a square hole from
the original breaker.
It’s not just for backup.
I plan to use this unit to
power other projects.
JACK CONNECTS
DIRECTLY TO
BATTERY
REPLACEMENT BREAKER
IS MUCH LARGER THAN
ORIGINAL. THE SCREW
COULD NOT BE USED SO
THE FOOT IS ATTACHED
WITH CONTACT ADHESIVE!
The battery is from our
electric-start lawn mower.
Water eroded the
electrical connections so I
removed the battery and
found a use for it.
Take note of the
protruding screws for
attaching the feet. These
may need to be taken into
account when arranging
objects in the project box.
©2013
Lennie Zink
Automatic charger is
designed for sealed lead-acid
batteries. It keeps the battery
safely topped off.
MAIN
POWER
SWITCH
CIRCUIT
BREAKER
CLEAR
RED LED
470K
CHARGER
12V
BACKUP
BATTERY
GND
SIMPLE 12V BATTERY BACKUP
You may want to change the way the LED indicates power or eliminate
it. This design has the LED on whether power to the battery charger is
on or off (I have several of my projects switched off at night). The storebought battery charger has two LEDs which indicate battery state.
BATTERY TERMINALS
PROTECTED FROM SHORTS
470K RESISTOR MAKES
LED BARELY GLOW
©2013
Lennie Zink
MASTER
SWITCH
ON
OFF
ORIGINAL LABEL
12 VOLT
BATTERY
BACKUP
12 VOLT
OUT
HOBBY
ELECTRONICS
CAUTION!
12 VOLT
OUT
UNPLUG BATTERY
CHARGER UNIT
FROM WALL BEFORE
REMOVING/INSERTING
JACK
BATTERY
CHARGER
MASTER
ON
OFF
12 VOLT
BATTERY
BACKUP
NEW LABEL HAS
POWER LED LOCATION
AND ENOUGH HEIGHT
FOR FOOT SCREW
12 VOLT
OUT
HOBBY
ELECTRONICS
©2013
Lennie Zink
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