Multiple Output Battery Charging Circuit for Bikers

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Çabuk A. S.

Tehnicki Vjesnik-Technical Gazette, vol.29, no.2, pp.590-599, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.17559/tv-20210414103953
  • Title of Journal : Tehnicki Vjesnik-Technical Gazette
  • Page Numbers: pp.590-599


Bikers want to charge their devices containing batteries (such as smart phones, bicycle headlight, head cameras), which they need in their daily lives, with the energy produced by their bicycles. A device capable of storing kinetic energy of bikers contributes to environment friendly electric power generation. This paper presents a multiple output battery charging circuit design for bikers. Proposed design consists of a dynamo capable of producing 12 V and it charges 2x 4000 mAh storage batteries with a buck converter that produces an output voltage of 1.29A 4.2V. Li-ion batteries are the most suitable batteries for portable storage applications due to their compact size, light weight and long-life time features. 2x 4000 mAh Li-ion batteries charge a 5V 2000mAh battery with a boost converter. Proposed method is simulated using MATLAB/Simulink. The simulation results are compared with the experimental results. The simulation and experimental results are in accordance to each other. A biker using the device suggested in the study will be able to ride an average of 2 hours a day and store the energy to fully charge the smart phone or bike headlight or head camera with 1 week of use.