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Design PWM to cope with supercapacitor and battery(help)

  1. Feb 16, 2012 #1
    I need to design an electric circuit which require PWM to let the battery and supercapacitor take turn to supply current to the loads.

    stage1: battery charge up supercap and supply current to the load

    stage2: supercap voltage increase to a certain level, battery current is cut, supercap supply current to the loads

    stage3: voltage of supercap decrease to certain level, again, battery supply current to load and supercap.

    image http://www.freeimagehosting.net/3eguo

    my pwm and switch is not functioning well,
    the positive input signal undergoes damping oscillation
    and the switch (nmos) does not switch off as Vs>Vg

    can anyone help me in this project? I will provide any information if require to..
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2012
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  3. Feb 17, 2012 #2
    http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/8094/projecto.png [Broken]

    here is the problem circuits
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  4. Feb 17, 2012 #3


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    You mention using an nmos FET, but your schematic shows a pmos FET...
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  5. Feb 17, 2012 #4
    thank for correcting , should be nmos as in schematic,
    it would be fine for pmos/nmos as long as 1 of them are functioning
  6. Feb 17, 2012 #5
    I'm thinking of replacing pwm to comparators.. any suggestion?
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