A while back I have assembled this bench power supply kit, which I received as a gift from my friend Eric. The kit was published in a Dutch electronics forum (Circuits online) as PCB Lab voeding. It was time to create a casing for it as it was just lying around in my drawer and was not really being used.
18650 batteries are known for it's high energy density, but this comes at a price. In order to protect the battery from overcharging or overdischarging a number of ICs need to be used. Luckily these charge and protector circuit boards are readily available for sale in all shapes and sizes. In this blog post I am going to build a charger that uses such a circuit.