Electronic – How to Calculate the time of Charging and Discharging of battery


How do I calculate the approximated time for the Charging and Discharging of the battery? Is there any equation available for the purpose? If yes, then please provide me.

Best Answer

Discharge time is basically the Ah or mAh rating divided by the current.

So for a 2200mAh battery with a load that draws 300mA you have:

\$\frac{2.2}{0.3} = 7.3 hours\$*

The charge time depends on the battery chemistry and the charge current.

For NiMh, for example, this would typically be 10% of the Ah rating for 10 hours.

Other chemistries, such as Li-Ion, will be different.

*2200mAh is the same as 2.2Ah. 300mA is the same as 0.3A