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Electronics => Open Source Hardware => Topic started by: 172pilot on September 12, 2021, 03:41:54 pm

Title: Open source solar controller
Post by: 172pilot on September 12, 2021, 03:41:54 pm
I stumbled across this project:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShXNJM6uHLM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShXNJM6uHLM)
Listening to his video, this sounds great - I would love to hear Dave's opinion on the build, and if there are any safety concerns, and/or curious if anyone has built this or something similar?
Title: Re: Open source solar controller
Post by: Pineapple Dan on January 15, 2022, 01:03:43 pm
There are loads  of designs available, some better than others. I have made a few of my own design that Ill post later, they all work but i'm still not happy with the current capacity. I stopped making them last year as I could not get parts anymore - the ACS sensor in that design you posted is still out of stok everywhere although there is a drop-in replacment by TI available. I had just switched from using a PIC16F1509 to a dsPIC33EP64GS504 in order to get ready for a multi-phase buck design but now I can't get that micro anywhere.

https://www.ti.com/tool/TIDA-010042 (https://www.ti.com/tool/TIDA-010042) <-- This one is quite nice but also more complex