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6 Useful DC Cellphone Charger Circuits Explained

6 Useful DC Cellphone Charger Circuits Explained

In this article we learn how to build DC to DC cell phone charger circuits using 6 unique concepts. The first concept concept uses the IC 7805, the second concept works with a single BJT, the third idea uses a IC M2575, in the fourth method we try LM338 IC, the 5th circuit shows how to charge multiple mobiles from a single source while the last or the 6th technique shows us how to use PWM for implementing an effective charging of a mobile phone.

Warning: Although the concepts are all tested and technically correct, the author does not take any responsibility of the results, please do it at your own risk.


A simple DC cell phone charger circuit is one of those mates of cell phone that cannot be ignored because a cell phone would be dead without a charger.

Normally a DC cell phone charger circuit come as an integral part of a cell phone package and we use it in conjunction with our AC mains supply.

But what happens if your cell phone gasps for power in the middle of a journey, probably when you are driving or biking away on a middle of a highway?

How it Functions

A very simple yet reasonably effective DC to DC cell phone charger circuit is discussed in this article, which can be easily built at home even by a layman.

Though the proposed charger circuit won't charge your cell phone at the rate equal to a normal AC to DC charger, nevertheless it will complete the function without fail and won't betray you for sure.

The proposed DC cellphone charger circuit can be understood with the following points:

We all know the general specs of a cell phone battery, it's around 3.7 volts and 800 mAH.

It means the cell phone would require at around 4.5 volts for initiating the charging process.

However a Li-Ion battery which is employed inside cell phones are pretty sensitive to bad voltages and may just blow off causing serious life and property issues.

Keeping this in mind the cell phone internal circuitry is specifically dimensioned very strictly.

The parameters just won't permit any voltage which may be even slightly out of the range of the battery specifications.

The use of the versatile IC 7805 in the circuit answers the above issue just perfectly, such that the charging voltage at its output becomes ideally suitable for charging the cell phone battery.

A high wattage resistor connected at the output of the IC makes sure that the current to the cell phone stays well within the specified range, though this might have not been a problem anyway, the cell phone would just refuse to charge if the resistor was not included.

1) Circuit Diagram of the DC cellphone charger

DC cell phone charger using IC 7805

Pictorial Diagram

You can use this DC cellphone charger circuit for charging you cell phone during emergencies when there's no mains AC outlets, the circuit may be powered from any 12 volt lead acid battery or similar DC power source

Parts List

R1 = 5 Ohm, 2 Watt,
C1, C2 = 10uF/ 25V,
D1 = 1N4007,
IC1 = 7805, mounted on a heatsink,
Battery, any 12 volt automobile battery

Wiring diagram for a 5V cell phone charger circuit

2) DC Cell phone Charger using a Single Transistor

The next design explains a DC cell phone charger using a single BJT is probably the simplest in its forms and may be built very cheaply and used for charging any standard cell phone from a DC 12 volts external source.

Circuit Operation

The circuit diagram illustrates a rather straightforward design incorporating very few components for implementing the proposed cell phone charging actions.

Here the main active part is an ordinary power transistor which has been configured with another active part, the zenet diode for forming a nice little DC to DC cell phone charger circuit.

The resistor is the only passive component other than the above couple of active parts which has been associated in the circuit.

So just three component is to be used and a full fledged cell phone charger circuit is ready within minutes.

The resistor acts as the biasing component for the transistor and also acts as the "starter" for the transistor.

The zener has been included to inhibit the transistor from conducting more than the specified voltage determined by the zener voltage.

Though, a cell phone ideally requires just 4 volts for initiating the charging process, here the zener voltage and subsequently the output voltage has been fixed at 9V, because the current releasing ability of this circuit is not very efficient and assumably the power should be dropping to the required 4v level once the cell phone is connected at the output.

However the current may be decreased or increased by suitably increasing or decreasing the value of the resistor respectively.

If the cell phone "refuses" to get charged, the resistor value nay be increased a bit or a different higher value may be tried for making the cell phone respond positively.

Kindly note that the circuit was designed by me based on assumptions only and the circuit has not been tested or confirmed practically.

Circuit Diagram

DC cellphone charger circuit using a single Transistor

3) Using  1-A Simple Step-Down Switching Voltage Regulator

If you are not satisfied with a linear regulator charger, then you can opt for this 1 A simple step-down switching voltage regulator based DC cell phone charger circuit which works with a switched buck converter principle which enables circuit to charge a cell phone with great efficiency.

How it Works

In one of my previous posts we learned about the versatile voltage regulator IC LM2575 from TEXAS INSTRUMENTS.

As can be seen, the diagram hardly utilizes any external components for making the circuit functional.

A couple of capacitors a schottky diode and an inductor of all that is needed to make this DC to DC cell phone charger circuit.

The output generates an accurate 5 volts which becomes very much suitable for charging a cell phone.

The input voltage has a wide range, right from 7V to 60V, any level ma be applied which results the required  5 volts at the output.

The inductor is introduced specifically for obtaining a pulsed output at around 52 kHz.

Half of the energy from the inductor is used back for charging the cell phone ensuring that the IC remains switched only for half the charging cycle period.

This keeps the IC cool and keeps it effectively in working even without using a heatsink.

This ensures power saving as well as efficient functioning of the entire unit for the intended application.

The input may be derived from any DC source like an automobile battery.

Courtesy and Original Circuit: ti.com/lit/ds/symlink/lm2575.pdf

4) DC Double Cellphone Charger

A recent request from one of my followers Mr. Raja Gilse (via email), prompted me to design a DC double cellphone charger circuit that is able to facilitate charging of many cell phones simultaneously, let's learn how to make the circuit.

I have already explained regarding a couple of DC to DC cellphone charging circuits, however all these are designed for charging a single cell phone. For charging more than one cell phone from an external DC source like an automobile battery, requires an elaborate circuit.

Technical Specifications

Dear sir. Please tell me that what alterations should i do, to charge two mobiles at a time from your "12V BATTERY OPERATED CELL PHONE CHARGER CIRCUIT".(from bright hub) I am using the circuit from last 8 months, it's fine. Please post that article in your new blog also.

Dear sir, i tried so many time to post this comment in your blog in the "simple dc to dc cell phone charger circuit" but in vain. Please answer here~ Sir, i used another 10 ohm 2 watt resistor in parallel with the existing one, as i don’t have the higher watt resistor. It’s working fine. Thank you very much, i have one doubt, earlier, in bright hub in the same article you told to use 10 ohm resistor, but here it is 5 ohm which is suitable ?

I have another question out of this article; please guide me could I use three 1N4007 silicon diode instead of one 1N5408 silicon diode? My aim is to allow 3A current in only one direction. But i don’t have diode of 3A i.e. 1N5408. As 1N4007 is of 1 amps capacity could use three 1N4007 in parallel and like wise for 5A five 1N4007 in parallel, because i have number of 1N4007


Solving the Circuit Request

Hi Rajagilse,Use the following DC double cellphone charger circuit given below:

Hi Raja,

As you increase the limiting resistor value, the charging becomes slower, therefore a 5 Ohm resistor would charge the cell phone faster than a 10 Ohm, and so on. I'll check the problem with the commenting in my blog...however other comments are coming normally as usual! Let's see. Thanks and Regards.

Parts List

R1 = 0.1 Ohms 2 watt,

R2 = 2 Ohms 2 Watt

R3 = 3 Ohms 1 watt

C1 = 100uF/25V

C2 = 0.1 discT1 = BD140 D1 = 1N5408

IC1 = 7805

PCB Design

The circuit of the double DC cell phone charger was successfully tried and built by Mr. Ajay Dussa over a home designed PCB, the following images of the PCB layout and the prototype were sent by Mr. Ajay.

5) LM338 Based Cell Phone Charger Circuit

The following circuit can be used for charging as many as 5 cell phones at a time. The circuit employs the versatile IC LM338 for producing the required power. The input is selected to be a 6V but can be as high as 24V. A single cell phone can also be charged from this circuit.
The circuit was requested by Mr. Ram.

Multiple Cellphone Charger Circuit using IC 7805

Any desired number of cellphones can be charged by using IC 7805 in parallel as shown the following figure. Since the ICs are all mounted on the same heatsink the heat among them is uniformly shared ensuring a uniform charging across all the connected multiple cellphone devices.

Here 5 ICs are used for charging by medium sized cellphones, more number of ICs could added to accommodate more number of cellphones in the charging array.

charging cellphones by parallel IC 7805 ICs

6) Using PWM For Charging Cellphone Battery

This circuit can be easily made at home by any school kid and used for displaying in his science fair exhibition. The circuit is a simple cell phone charger that may be operated in conjunction with any DC source, from a car or a motorcycle battery or from any ordinary 12 V AC DC adapter.

Nowadays we find most of the vehicles have their in built cell phone battery charger units which surely becomes very handy for travelers who mostly remain outdoors travelling in their vehicle.

The proposed cell phone charger circuit is as good as the conventional chargers which come fitted inside the cars and bikes.

Moreover the circuit can be simply integrated to ones own vehicle if the feature is not originally available in the vehicle.

Alternatively one may think of manufacturing the present unit and selling them in the market as an automobile cell phone charger and earn some hard bucks.

Circuit Operation

Cell phones as we all know are highly sophisticated gadgets by nature and when it comes to charging cell phones the parameters no doubt also needs to be of very high standards.

The AC/DC cell phone chargers which come with the cell phones are all SMPS based and are extremely good with their outputs and that’s why the cell phone gets so efficiently charged by them.

However if we try to make our own version, it may fail altogether and the cell phones may just not respond to the current and display a “not charging” on the screen.

Cell phone battery cannot just be charged by supplying DC 4 volts, unless the current is optimally dimensioned the charging won’t initiate.

PWM vs Linear

Using voltage regulator IC for making a DC to DC charger, which I have discussed in one of my earlier article is a good approach, but the IC tends to become too hot while charging the cell phone battery and therefore requires adequate heatsinking for remaining cool and operative.

This makes the unit a bit bulkier and moreover some significant amount of power is wasted in the form of heat, so the design cannot be considered very efficient.

The present PWM controlled DC to DC cell phone charger circuit is outstanding in its respect because, the involvement of PWM pulses helps to keep the output very suitable to the cell phone circuitry and also the concept involves no heating of the output device, making the entire circuit truly efficient.

Looking at the circuit we find that again the work horse IC 555 comes to our rescue and performs the important function of generating the required PWM pulses.

The input to the circuit is supplied through some standard DC source, ideally from an automobile battery.

The voltage powers the IC which instantly starts generating the PWM pulses and feeds it to the components connected at its output pin #3.

At the output the power transistor is used for switching the DC voltage at its collector directly to the cell phone.

However only the average DC voltage is finally fed to the cell phone due to the presence of the 10uF capacitor, which effectively filters the pulsating current and provides a stable, standard 4 volts to the cell phone.

After the circuit is built, the given pot will need to be optimized perfectly so that a well dimensioned voltage is produced at the output which may be ideally suited for charging the cell phone.

Circuit Diagram


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227 thoughts on “6 Useful DC Cellphone Charger Circuits Explained”

  1. Good day sir, for #2 circuit, with 24v input supply, how can I use it to charge a smart phone because #1 circuit was too slow. Thanks

  2. Hi, may I know what is the ouput power of the circuit? the voltage and current output? im trying to make this one for our project and im planing to connect it to the load side of a charge controller with 12v output. thank you.

  3. Sir,
    Can you suggest a simple circuit to charge an android smart phone using a 9V PP3 battery…. I have tested one in which 5 V is taken using 7805 with the battery.. but the phone takes a lot of charging time.. even for charging 1 % it takes more than 15 to 20 minutes.. so is there anything to do with the D+ AND D- terminals of the usb to make it a fast chargeable one… and also there is a lot of wastage of battery power due to the conversion from 9V to 5V by 7805…
    so please suggest a circuit in which all these problems can be compensated but utilizing a 9V PP3 battery is a must

    • shaan, connect an LED in parallel with the 5 ohm resistor, with its anode towards the output side…put a 22ohm resistor in series with it.

  4. good day sir, i would like to know what part shou;d i replace if im going to mount it in a Electronic bike with a 48volts? ty in advance & more power

  5. Hi I recently checked your circuit..
    But I saw my mobile battery percentage can't be increased up..
    Please give me a suggestion

  6. Thank you very much sir, i totally forgot, when ever there is a load on a SMPS/Transformers etc there is a voltage drop. Thanks much.

  7. Hi, i am new to electronics, i was wondering, can i use a lm7806 not lm7805, because when i check the DC output with a multimeter of a cell phone's charger, the DC voltage is not a 5volts its 6volts, i don't want to cook my cell phone, so any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  8. hi firstly one if the best learning electronics sites ever, thank you sir for sharing your knowledge with us appreciated. Sir i was wondering can i use lm7806 to make a power bank for charging a cell phone, because when i check a cell phone's charger with a multimeter the DC voltage is 6volts and not 5volts, i am new to electronics so i don't want to cook my cell phone, so any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    • Hi Lima, even with 10V your cell-phone will not fry because it has an internal voltage control protection.

      however 5V is the correct recommended voltage for charging a cell phone. the 6V which you are seeing is due to the absence of load, as soon as you connect the cell phone, you will find it dropping significantly….so I would recommend you to use 5V and not 6V for the operations.

  9. It is safe, because all cell phones have in-built automatic full charge cut-off circuitry

    you can use the circuit with a car battery without issues

  10. Hai sir,
    I made this circuit and my phone is charging, but its very slow and my phone battery is drawing around 250 mA.Is it working properly and what is the importance of 5ohm 1watt resistor. Also regulator ic is getting hot i am using a heat sink also i connected a cooler fan ( 12v) at the input pin of 7805. I am using an old 12v 7 AH battery. Plz guide me sir

    • Hi Sandeep,

      you can try reducing the 5 ohm to some lower value for increasing the current and improve the efficiency….this resistor acts like a buffer and limits the current to an acceptable level, otherwise the phone circuit might refuse to accept the charge….

      If you attach a large heatsink, then I don't think a fan cooling would be required.

  11. Hi sir..hi do tho circuit..sOme mobiles can charge..my Lumia 720 couldn't get charged..how I modify the circuit?.. It's battery spec. is BP-4GW 20mah 3.7v 7.4WH Lithium polymer max 4.2

  12. Dear sir
    im using below circuit but im not using 5ohm R im using 4.7ohm resistance but my mobile was silly charging but not changing charging levels its constant please help me sir whats problem in my circuit

  13. you will have to experiment with the resistor to get the right current….or calculate it using Ohms law formula

  14. Sir I want to make a mobile phone charger using transformer, bridge retifiers and capacitors as well as zener diode restriction is that there is no use of IC can u plz help me in finding the circuit and components I shall be very thanksful to you ..

    • Muhammad, you can do it by using 0-3V/500mA or a 0-4.5V/500mA transformer and rectifying its output with bridge/capacitor network. A zener diode will not be required for this, but make sure to add a current limiting resistor such as a 2ohm or 3 ohm 1 watt resistor.otherwise the cellphone might just refuse to accept the supply

  15. Hi
    Can I use 4pcs 1.2v 2000mah rechargeable batteries in series to charge the cell phone battery directly, if yes then how the rechargeable batteries to be charged

  16. I mean ….can I use 9v,3w solar panel as input in this circuit?..I m using this..but output voltages are exact 4.50volts and ampereges are 1.70A…my cell phone charges few percent only..then stops charging but connection keeps there(charging)…

    • without load the output from a 7805 should be around 4.9 to 5.1V with a 9V input….if it's showing 4.5V then the IC could be duplicate or bad in quality.

      and make sure the IC is not hot while charging the phone…use a large heatsink to avoid this

  17. Sir…I will make the circuit mentioned by u in near future…One thing I want to ask…can i use 9V,3w solar panel as input source….?

  18. Ok..but sorry…this circuit just charge few percent(5-10%) very fast in first time connection..then stops and keep stops for many hours until I remove connection…no exceeding further…I check the voltages in USB port..these are good in between 475-520…but charging not increase.i have changed many input 12V batteries…what will be the problem…?

  19. Sir I have made this circuit…Output voltages are 5.45V..charging speed is so high,10% in just about 10 minutes…but when disconnected..same case that discharging was so high…then steady at the same where from I start charging…

    • Umair, you must keep it connected until the cell phone indicates "battery full", if you remove it in the middle then it could drop quickly.

  20. Sir I have made this circuit.my out put voltage is 5.20.but my cell phone charges only 2% or 3%.then it stays connected(charging) but percentage of charging not increases…like it shows very very slow charging.what is the problem and how I can solve this

  21. Sir my mobile battery is a 5000mah. what adjustment should I do on your diagram to charge my battery more faster. Im using a 5volts with 1amp dc power.

  22. sir . i have 4 1.2 v ,1800amh battery, i want to make a power bank.I make it,but it charge only my nokia,samsung(old verson phone).it can not charge my redmi2 phone. redmi2 input voltage is 5v 1A. how can i make it.please help mw to solve it out.

  23. hi swagatam,
    thanks for all ur valuable comments.
    as u said cell phone will accept 5V only but how its possible may if we gave >5Volts also accepting because i have seen practically example motorola cell phone battery buldge or bad condition if you use long period using with compatible charger ERD charger. if i use original charger branded one then battery become good condition this thing i have observed long time by comparing both things so can u clarify me why my cell battery become buldge or bad what are reason ?

    • Hi Siddu,

      all cell phones have internal overcharge protection and sophisticated voltage regulator circuitry, so what you are saying can NEVER happen unless you have used a duplicate battery inside the phone…..so the problem may be not in the charger but the battery used in the phone….or may be the cellphone itself could be a duplicate MOTOROLA, not an original motorola. 5V input is well handled by any cellphone, and if at all it anticipates a incompatibility the phone will simply stop charging.

  24. about cell phone charger

    Dear sir. Please tell me what alterations should i do, to charge two mobiles at a time from this circuit.Could i give the parallel connection with the existing mobile charging pin. As ic 7805 is capable of giving 1A out put. Please let me know

  25. Can this circuit charge a phone with a 3000mAH battery?
    My phone's charger outputs 5V , 2.1A . Though this will output max current till 1.5A and the charging will be a tad slower.

    • If you are having a 5V charger then I don't think the above circuit would be required…you can use the 5V charger directly to charge the cellphone.

  26. Sir in the diagram you show C1 and C2=1uF But in parts list you write 10uF.which is right.You also write 5 ohm =1 watt but in parts list you write 2 watt pllzz guide me which is right..

    • Salman, C1, C2 values are not critical, you may use any capacitor in that place, the resistor could be 1 watt…. but 2 watt will provide even better cooling…so it's up to you to choose

  27. Hello sir,
    My question is if we will used this ckt for long periods then it will occur damage in the mobile battery and mobile components pls give me the answer , thank you sir

    • Hello Jignesh,

      No, there will not be any problem even if you connect the charger permanently with the cell phone because the cell phone internally has an over charge protector…which will instantly cut off the current as soon as the battery gets fully charged…however it's always a good practice to disconnect the charger through a visual monitoring….

  28. Hello sir,
    If we will used this ckt for long time then it will occur damage in the mobile battery and mobile components. Waiting for your answer sir ,thank you sir

  29. Dear sir
    i wanna made a dc mob battery charger but , my mob display show battery power,decreaseing
    plz send your views,
    or contact no,
    PLZ GIVE YOUR CONTACT NO , OR SEND AT erdharmendra30@gmail.com

  30. sir mene ye circuit 12v 7amp dry battery me connect kiya but it does not work,,
    just charging hoti rehti hy jese hi pin remove karo cell se to charging wohi ki wohi hoti hy:(
    will u help me?????

  31. Dear sir can I use old cellphone batteries as a cellphone power bank if yes then how plz give a simple circuit

    • Rehan, no that's not recommended because old batteries may have different voltage and health conditions so they cannot be put in parallel for implementing the power bank.

  32. Hi sir this is Ravin Kumar.
    what we have discussed about 7805, I was used 7805 as a Voltage regulator for mobile battery charger using 6V battery.
    what is the problem I was facing is mobile in display showing charging symbol and connect sound ….!
    But its charging % indication looks like decreasing condition…
    I dont know what is the problem in that….!

    • Hi Ravin, when you connect the charging input to your mobile it should immediately acknowledge by showing the "charging" indication….the battery symbol should start showing a sequencing response….if this not happening then you can be sure that your mobile is not accepting the charge input.

      do not use the mobile while it's being charged,, otherwise the charging level will start decreasing.

  33. Sir in communication unit is their any chance to damage if short circuit happens..?
    And is their any protection circuit…and it dint switched ON.

    • Hi Ravin, with a 6V input, a 7805 can be avoided….just use two 1N5408 diodes in series with the positive…that will do the job.

      but if you prefer a 7805 you can try it as a 5V regulator.

    • I am getting 5 volts out put clearly (Input 6V battery) but mobile indication showing like decreasing slowly…is it possible to decreasing…?

    • after connecting the mobile should indicate "charging"…if this not happening that means your mobile is not accepting the input charge.

  34. Hi.. sir I have Samsung Galaxy duos Gt I9082
    Battery 3.8V Li-ion

    can i charge it in my motorcycle battery using the above Circuit?

    thanks in advanced.

    • Hi Jhud, you can do it, but use two 7805 ICs in parallel for getting a better current gain and quicker charging rate. Make sure that both the ICs are mounted on a common heatsink. also reduce R1 to 3 ohms/5 watts

    • …also add one 1N5408 diode in series with the output positive line, this will cut down the output to 4.3V approx…making it perfectly suitable for charging the 3.7V Li-ion cell.
      However please remember that the circuit does not include an over charge protector so make sure to monitor it manually and remove it as soon as it gets fully charged.

    • Hi Jhud, you can use it with a 1 ohm 2 watt resistor instead of the shown 5 ohm….but still the the charging time could be much prolonged with this IC.

    • Ajay, can you provide more details about the shoe charger, regarding its concept and voltage?

      if the output from it is above 5V in that case you can employ the above shown circuits.

  35. SIR

    • Sudhee, yes all cell phones have an in-built highly accurate over charge cut off circuitry, so there's never a danger of an over charge to the connected cell phone even if it remains permanently connected with a switched ON charger……

  36. capacitors that are marked with (+) or (-) sign for their leads are polarized and ones that are without this are non-polarized….for example all ceramic capacitors are non-polar while all electrolytic caps are polar, unless specified

  37. Sir can u plz tell us how u chose the specs of parameters. And help us to know the purpose of each and every components used in the circuit plz. And finally Shall we use 50v capacitors instead of 25 V capacitors? Thank u.

    • Ahmad, since a cell phone normally requires around 4.5 to 5V as the charging input therefore I selected 7805 IC for regulating the input to 5V. The capacitors are just for filtering any residual noise in the DC and are not so crucial, the limiting resistor acts like a buffer so that the all types of cell phones become compatible to the output from the charger, and the current gets adjusted accordingly through the resistor.

    • Thank u very much sir. I thought this post was outdated so u may not reply. Happy to see ur reply. And does the value of output current differs wen we use differently rated batteries. If it so then different current values don't affect th mobile phone battery?

    • You are welcome Ahamad,…..nothing is outdated in my site, everything's LIVE and updated regularly with my expertise.

      output current does not matter because the voltage is constant, so you can use any mobile with this circuit which uses 3.7V cell, it will start charging immediately….but bigger cellphones will take much longer time to get charged than smaller phones

  38. Good Day Sir,
    I follow the circuit that you given sir, but i use other value of components sir. D1= 1n4007, C1= 100uF/16v, R1= (Brown, Block, Brown, Gold= 10 x 1= 10 ohms [5%]), C2= 100uF/25v. Is it ok sir?

  39. helllo sir, i am using a 18650 battery hat i have extracted from my laptop cell. NOw please provide me a circuit that can provide an ouput of 5v 2amp, while im giving an input of 4.1 volts.

  40. Hi sir

  41. Hello Sir,
    I made that charger and its working but theres slow charging rate for Samsung mobiles, it takes many hours. can i fix it by modifying the circuit? and i want to put an LED indicator light in that circuit, where do i fix it?

    • Hello Dev, try reducing the 5 ohm resistor to 2 ohm and check the response….for getting an LED indication connect a LED with a series 1 k resistor across the 2 ohm or the 5 ohm resistor

    • dear Dev, such big value caps are not required for the above 7805 circuit, you can use smaller caps, I am not sure about ctc13651 circuit because i have not seen it

  42. Hi sir,

    Above mobile charging ckt is working fine but charging time taking more with battery 12V/7Ah I mean its not charging normally using charger as my Samsung Mobile charger specs out put is 12V/0.7A so kindly suggest me how to reduce long charging time.
    From Siddhalingesh

    • Hi Siddu,

      the above circuit will not charge your phone quickly, if we try to increase current the phone may refuse to take the charge…..however you can try decreasing the 5ohm resistor to 3 ohm or 2 ohm and check the difference.

  43. Hello sir, i am utkarsh . Sir, i am try to make cell phone charger by lm 7805 resiser diode and the capacitor . All the components are same as you mention except capacitor(it is 63v 1micro f) .
    But sir i have a proble my phone shows charging but it take more than 10 hours to charge and then i replace all componet then charge it by only ic but i did not get any gain. I also try to vary resistor value but no effect . Please help me soon to make charging fast and also the above circuit could not able to charge nokia 1600 and 2626 … Thank you sir… Please reply soon at my mail (rudresht2@gmail.com) thankyou…

  44. Oh i see..sir i also would like to ask you about hardware implementation for speed control of DC drive by mobile phone. The mobile key in the amount of duty cycle and send the signal to the chopper, connected to the dc motor. Speed changes by duty cycle. Do you have any idea on how to make the circuit since no software is needed. I mean how we key in the amount of duty cycle in the mobile phone? Thanks..

    • sorry, I do not have any easy idea for this, it could possibly be done through DTMF but will consume phone balance.

  45. Hi sir. Im thinking about using piezoelectric sensor to be used as the input supply for the mobile charger. Do you think it is possible?

    • Hi Yoshin,

      you would require a 1000 piezos in series/parallel and a lot of sound pressure to create a valid charging voltage for the cell phone.

  46. Sir normally mobile phone charger have lot of components so mobile battery life is well.but in this circuit have simple few components how to trust this and what about mobile battery life after charged this circuit?plz ans me sir.

    • Jacob, the above circuit also has many many components all hidden or embedded inside the 7805 IC, so it's also sophisticated and absolutely safe, moreover your cell phone has a built-in overcharge cut-off protection so there's no danger of the battery getting over charged.

  47. Hi Sir..

    Your blog gives a lot of knowledge about charger circuit… thanks for this ideas as will as the circuit you shared to us… i would like to make a 48 v 1+ amp supply, can i use the above circuit with IC??? or what should be the value of R=?,C=? and the IC number=? … thanks a lot Sir…. God Blesses you always…

  48. hello sir can i use 4.7 ohm resistance at output side instead of 5 ohm
    and can this circuit charge my android phone also
    plzz ur rply is very important for me

    • yes 4.7 ohms will do.
      It will charge your android phone also, the 4.7 ohm may need to be reduced for making the charging a little quicker.

  49. hello sir,
    sir what if I remove the diode,capacitors and the resistor in the circuit and just connect the wires directly to its places connected to the IC? Will it still work?

    • hello kazuto, the resistor is compulsory, the capacitors can be removed, and it will still work provided the input is a pure DC

  50. sir using different gates,i have to make circuit . there are 7 tanks available,when 3 0f them are empty so led which is connected at output is glow. A combination of gates is using here.what logic is using sir??

  51. Hello sir.
    Sir I want some help from your side. Sir I have project regarding computers logic design. Topic is:
    Sir I want circuits or if u have idea, so tell me.

  52. good day sir… i did loved your blog.. bcoz its very usefull here in our place this time becauze we have no electricity… so i did make your circuit but i got an error in my cellphone.., bad contact of charger… i did use 2 10uf, and 5ohms 2 watt.. pls help.. thnx..

    • You can use a 7809 IC at the output, it will give you a 9V/1amp output from your 12V battery.

      The connections will be same as in the above 7805 design

    • hello sir.. i have a samsung galaxy duos gt i9082 the battery is 3.8V Li-ion, 2100mAh

      can i charge it in my motorcycle using the above circuit?

    • Hi Jhud, you can do it, but use two 7805 ICs in parallel for getting a better current gain and quicker charging rate. Make sure that both the ICs are mounted on a common heatsink. also reduce R1 to 3 ohms/5 watts

    • when you say it's a 5V panel it signifies the peak value at peak sunshine, so technically it cannot exceed this level.

      But anyway you can use the above circuit in conjunction with it for better safety.

    • I mean, even if it is 5v peak this voltage do not exceed 5v but may goth below 5V ,so the voltage may be 5,4,3,2…..v depending up on sunshine,As a resale,is such low voltage is safe for mobile battery life????

      Thank you

  53. Heloo Dear sir
    I like your response and advise and bless you!!
    My question is is it good to use 5v,1w solar panel for the above circuit application with out 7805??What about 6v ,1w solar panel with 7805????

  54. hello sir
    sir mujhy 12v bike ki battery sy mujhy 15v out chahey or internet device chalane hai
    or woh bhe atomatic yane k lite jae to auto battery per ajae plz plz plz plz plz sir help me…………plz plzp plz.

  55. Ravinder Kumar from Indigenous Home made Tech is here -Dear sir i used u r given circuit (with C1,C2= 10uF/25V )BUT by using diode and resistance does not work ,so i have removed diode and resistance now its charge but not 100% it charges the cell phone only to 70% by using 6volt 4.5Ah Battery ,
    Request you please suggest to increase charging efficiency limit to 100% .

  56. HELLO SIR..

    • thanks sir.
      but I m student of 3rd semester. this schemetic is little bit complex
      for me.so sir please send me an easy schematic. so I can make it .
      thank u sir for helping me a lot… …

    • HELLO SIR……..

    • The square box named 'relay" is the coil of the relay, among the contacts the upper circle is the N/C and the lower circle is the N/O, the central link is the moving pole of the relay.


    • N/O, N/C and the pole are not connected to the circuit, they are connected to the load or an alarm via AC mains, there's no connection with the circuit.

      If you are using a DC alarm then you may connect it with the circuit 12v supply.

    • ok sirr
      sir jo 12 volt dc alarm ha iska koe link send krde. mjhe zehan me idea nae arha..
      project bhht acha lga ha mjhe iSlia yhe bnana cha hu.complex ha but i will try my level best.
      aur relay ki 3 wire jo alarm se connect HA uska be lnk btade
      THANKS SIR…….

    • sir mjhe dc alarm ka idea nae ho rha. plz send me link about dc alarm. aur is circuit me sensor knsi chez ha jaha se motion indicat hogi aur alarm on hoga

    • don't make the aarm, buy it from the market, you can use a car musical horn or a 12v musical door bell.

      relay connection:

      pole to 12V(+), N/O to alarm (+) wire and (-) of alarm to circuit ground or supply negative.

    • THANKS SIR..
      sir yh jo diagram me A1 HA ISKI Pin 1 to led k sth aur pin aur pin 2 potentiometer k sth ha but confusing pont is k pin 1 & pin 2 k bech me se ak point upar 12 volt aur resister k sth node bna rha ha. yh ks pin se nkal k upar ja rha ha.aur sirf A1 KI 3 PIN CONNECTED ha bki kia ground krni ha???
      and same question for A2 .usme be pin 5 & 7 connected ha aur bech mese ak wire jake grounded ha.yh knsi wire ha???

      THAKNS SIR..

    • It's the supply pins of IC324….positive line goes to pin4 and the ground pin goes to pin11.

      I am sorry you can contact only through this blog.

    • SIR………

    • Sir please tell me connection of relay with dc alarm . I am using dc alarm for output.
      Secondly, if I want to check the circuit that it is working or not without an alarm, how I check it???
      Actually mjhe teacher ko check krwana ha without alarm.

    • relay connection:

      pole to 12V(+), N/O to alarm (+) wire and (-) of alarm to circuit ground or supply negative.

      The red leds will be shut off after setting up, and when a motion is detected across any of the LDRs the relevant red LED will light up indicating a motion.

    • This means sir that N/0 does not use in this circuit.??
      And pole se phir 12 volt p connect krna ha?? I can't understand. Please send any diagram from which I understand.

    • pls read the connections again, N/O is connected to (+) of alarm circuit, N/C is blank, not connected anywhere.

      (-) of alarm circuit is connected to supply negative

      relay pole is connected to supply positive

      AND SIR TELL ME HOW I SET P1 & P2???

    • you may have connected the pinouts wrongly, i have tested this circuit it works superbly.
      when correctly set both LEDs will switch off completely and illuminate only when a shadow is detected across any of the LDRs.
      I have explained the set up procedures in the article.

    • sir kindly tell me the connection of potentiometer?? like it's first leg is connected to 10k resister ,i m confused about second & third pin connection.tell me the connections for both , P1 AND P2.

    • use the center pin and any one of the other pins, that's all…
      center pin is compulsory, the other one can be any of the remaining two.

      I have made some changes in the diagram, please do it in your circuit also, it will give better results, and pls comment on motion sensor article, not on this page.

  57. If it's 4V then it would charge your cell phone when hooked directly, anything less than 4V would make the charging inefficient and sluggish.

    You are welcome!

  58. mobile chargers do not have auto shut off feature, rather cell phones have auto cut off feature in-built, therefore it's safe because the cell phone in-built circuit would cut off as soon as its battery gets fully charged.

  59. sir,this condition ok…the 12v continuously going at 7805 and step down to 3v…normally example you take mobile charger,u have charging mobile, charging and the battery is full….and automatically disconnect the charger….

    in this project,only charging the battery not getting the charge is full condition automatically disconnect condition..how to get automatically disconnect after the batter full..plz give me the circuit and information………

  60. sir please tell me if you have any knowledge about any softwere about circuit designing in which bicycle dynamo ,d.c motor or other mechanical equipments present????

  61. sir can i connect this circuit with motorbike battery and car battery??
    if yes ,so will there any problem of input & outout current because automobile battery's current is very high??
    i know voltage is not a problem.. what about current.

    • As long as the input voltage is within 24V, current will not mater, so you can use it freely with your motorcycle battery also.

  62. thanks sir
    sir can you tell me how much time required for charging a mobile???
    & sir i have project about bicycle dynamo. sir if you don't mind can you send me an easy diagram to make bicycle dynamo/bicycle generator??

    • 2 to 3 hours will be required.

      you can connect the dynamo output to the above circuit via a bridge rectifier stage and start charging the cell phone as explained above.

  63. diode is placed only for safeguarding the circuit from accidental reverse input connection. You can remove it but be sure you connect the input polarity correctly then.

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