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Offline 172pilot

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Open source solar controller
« on: September 12, 2021, 03:41:54 pm »
I stumbled across this project: 
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?
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Offline 3roomlab

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Re: Open source solar controller
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2021, 04:20:13 pm »
a human being is like a 80w lamp heat source walking around a precision lab, sheds about 20g of water an hour on all the precision electronics around him/her. If a precision instrument has a voice, it would say get away from me you #@$%#$^ .
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Offline Pineapple Dan

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Re: Open source solar controller
« Reply #2 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. <-- This one is quite nice but also more complex

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