I have got a 10 Watt solar panel & a 10000 mha Battery bank. I plan to use the panel to charge the battery bank.
I have a LM2596(variable configuration with pot), I plan to use it to charge my battery bank /Other device directly from the 10W Solar panel.
I have 2 Questions:
Q1 . If I remove the Pot and short the feedback with load (as suggested in the Datasheet), will it give me fixed 5v Output irrespective of the varying voltages of the Solar Panel throughout the day?
Q2 . The Datasheet suggests for fixed output of 5V the Max input voltage is 12V . the Max output of the Solar panel is 17 V so without fiddling with the circuit much, can this be done ?