I just designed this MPPT solar charge controller which outputs 4.2 V regulated via MPPT, it uses the SPV1040 IC. This will be used on a satellite with 4 side panels, each with 8 solar cells in parallel outputting 2.6 V at approximately 122 Ma. Each panel will have this exact circuit and all the outputs will be connected in parallel to a 3.7 V lithium ion camera battery. When active only 1 solar panel will be active and the other MPPT circuits will be offline or providing a very low amount of current. How should I connect the 4.2v to the battery, just directly or using some sort of controller to stop charging at 4.2v? Keep in mind the battery will always have a load and it will charge for around 50m in a 90m cycle due to being eclipsed. I would obviously like the battery to last as long as possible so I am not sure what are the implications of constantly having a battery connected to 4.2 V during 50m. Thanks.
The schematic was made based off a simulation made using the ST Edesignsuite directly from the provider.
Excuse my previous question about this, wasn't properly worded.