BC100 collaborators?

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Is anyone working with Atmel's BC100 battery charger reference board? I added some status and serial logging routines last year and sent those to Martin Thomas who was working with Kevin Rosenberg on the GCC port of Atmel's IAR software, but that project seems to have petered out and they haven't posted lately.

I don't want to step on any toes, but I will be getting some 10AH LiFePO4 cells soon and plan to resurrect the board to study those (may have to replace the ATMega644 which doesn't flash reliably). I think the BC100 is a good platform for that as it can charge and discharge autonomously.

Any freaks interested in collaborating?

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Perhaps, I am. I recently assembled a 14.8 V / 8 Ah pack from old notebook
battery packs, to operate my (shortwave) ham radio portable transceiver with.
Out of a number of batteries available, I selected all those that would keep
their charge for a long enough time, and withstand the 20 A discharge current
(that left out 60 % of the batteries I purchased ;), but still a really good
deal for the resulting 8 Ah pack), so I've now got an operable battery but are
still in need for a charger.

Just drop me an email. I could also try contacting Martin, to see how far he
went in the past.

Jörg Wunsch

Please don't send me PMs, use email if you want to approach me personally.

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I didn't get the patches from Martin, but I'd be glad to review them and add them to the public repository.