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Using a 12V battery while simultaneously charging via Heavy Duty battey charger

Very similar to a question asked and answered but using solar panels.. BUT this time I'm asking, Can I use my 135Ah deep cycle battery to power a 2000W inverter and at the same time charge my battery ...
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PV voltage on solar charge controller always 13V [closed]

I just wired a solar panel with solar charge controller (SCC) and battery. The photovoltaic (PV) voltage displayed on the SCC is 13V, even though the PV voltage without load that I measured with a ...
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Solar inverter stops drawing power from PV

I have 3.2 kVA solar inverter with MPPT charge controller along with six 340 W solar panels installed. What I have noticed is that the inverter stops drawing power from PV though there is bright sun ...
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TP4056 doesn't work without power source connected [closed]

I have a problem with my TP4056 circuit. My goal is to (solar)power a NodeMCU V3 with the TP4056. I simply connected the output from the TP4056 to VIN and GND from the NodeMCU board The TP4056 ...
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Solar charge set up damaging battery?

I've installed a 12V 80W solar panel plus controller and attached it to a 12V 105Ah leisure battery. At first it (appeared to?) work. The charge status on the solar charge controller was at max and it ...
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How should a load be connected in a configuration of a MPPT solar charger and a LiPo battery?

I am designing a circuit for MPPT solar charger SPV1040 which could charge a single-cell LiPo battery. I am using AN3319 and AN4050 application notes for reference. I also want to connect a load ...
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Measuring current from solar panel using an arduino?

I am designing a MPPT buck converter and bought ACS712 30A arduino current sensor and it is awful. Not accurate at all. so I find two configurations circuits that might help find an alternative to ...
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Different Wattage Solar Panels for Home [different Voltage/Ampere]

My current solar system for home 12V 100W polycrystalline Solar Panel. 12V 75Ah Lead Acid solar tubular Battery. PWM 12V 10A Solar Charge Controller. 12V Input and 200VA Output Inverter. Current ...
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EV Car's battery voltage and charging with solar panel

How much is the voltage of electric car's batteries? I was thinking about a DIY electric van (Mercedes Sprinter) with 3x200 watts solar panels on the roof. I'm not sure but let's say the EV batteries ...
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battery charge controller with small panel

i am designing a battery charge controller with a small panel of 4.5V and 250mA in Arduino UNO. I want that the panel charges the battery(1.2V 3000mAh AA NiMH). i wonder where i place the panel in ...
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Can I charge this li-ion battery with this solar panel setup? [closed]

Since a couple years I've been messing around with a raspi and some motors. Building random stuff with dc-motors and such. I now want to power a self driving boat-robot with some solar power. For this ...
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Best practice: Should I charge a battery while also pulling load?

I have an off-grid solar panel setup. The solar panels send current to an MPPT charge controller. The charge controller controls current to a lead acid battery. On these same battery terminals I have ...
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Can I use a MPPT Solar Controller to charge my auxillary 12V AGM Battery from the car battery/alternator?

I have a RedArc solenoid and a Victron 75/15 Smart Solar Controller. Can I use the combination of these two units to charge an 12V AGM Deep Cycle auxiliary battery from the car battery/alternator ...
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Is MPPT of PV array possible if only converters are used and the connected load is a battery?

I am currently working on a project to harvest energy from solar PV panels. There are some difficulties that i am facing. I was able to achieve mppt using a constant resistive load with a converter. ...
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Possibilities for 24v Solar charging of 12v batteries in series and parallel with different Ah capacities

I have two 12 volt 200Ah lead acid batteries and two 12 volt 150 Ah lead-acid batteries. I have a 24 volt 50 Amp charge controller connected to a 150 watt PV panel (overkill for now, but ready for ...
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Minimum current for charging a battery

Recently I bought a 12V 200Ah battery for my solar system with 500W 18v (27A) solar panels. I find a label on the battery which is notice that the minimum charging current is 10% of the battery ...
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How to measure available amps? Do i need more load?

My new 200W 18v 11a(max) solar panel reads about 24v 4a 50% efficiency at midday on my MTTP Rich solar controller. I presume this is not great. I was wondering... I have a 48v to 12v stepdown ...
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Van with Solar power but no auxillary battery and only on sunny days. Do I need switches and isolators?

I have a 2018 Ram Promaster city cargo van with OEM 12v 70AH 120RC Sealed Led acid battery and a 160a alternator. Sitting on top of the battery I have a 1200 Watt pure sine 110v inverter connected ...
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Heating issues with solar charging circuit

I am using the above circuit to charge a 7.4V Li-ion Battery.With input MPPT voltage set at 12V, I have applied 13V input voltage to the circuit. The battery is charging at 1.4A. (according to the ...
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Solar Panel Peak Power Tracking

I have a solar loader circuit where I only know that it handles "17 V Peak Power Tracking". Is this comparable with Maximum Power Point Tracking? Which voltage should the solar panel deliver?
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Battery float voltage of CN3722

I want to charge a 2-cell Li-ion battery with CN3722 charging IC. According to my circuit design, the float voltage at the battery terminal should be 8.4V. But, the float voltage is measured as 13.44V ...
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Solar Charging Transfer Switch

I am trying to figure out a way to have a power bank in the middle of a field. It would have multiple battery packs. I would like to try to create a system where a solar panel would charge one battery ...
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Using SLA in place of LFP to test an LFP charging device

I'm testing a solar charge controller for LiFePO4 that uses absorption and float stages. By design, power-on initiates the absorption stage, and a timer terminates absorption and initiates the float ...
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Solar Panels: Charge Batteries via MPPT Charge Controller *AND* Power PV-Direct Load At Same Time?

I have two 290 watt panels in series that are currently used to charge a 48V battery bank via a MPPT charge controller. The run from the panels to the charge controller and batteries is about 70', and ...
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MAX17205 battery pack fuel gauge configuration

I am working on the fuel gauge by MAX17205 for my project. https://www.maximintegrated.com/en/products/power/battery-management/MAX17205.html I am able to communicate with the chip using I2C protocol ...
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What happens inside a battery connected in parallel to a load and MPPT solar charger?

This seems like a common configuration: connecting solar panels + MPPT charger to lead-acid batteries which are also connected in parallel to an inverter. Assume that, momentarily, the battery has ...
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Solar Charge Controller with SMPS Power Supply

Hi, I want to charge a 2-Cell Li-ion battery (7.4 V) using CN3722 Solar Charge controller and a SMPS power supply (instead of using solar supply). I have designed my circuit to charge with maximum 1A ...
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Combining solar panel strings with different azimuth

When combining strings with a different azimuth in an off grid system, lets say NNE facing with North Facing and NNW facing (Southern Hemisphere), you catch the morning and evening sun better, this is ...
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Designing an effective extensible solar cell + car battery setup [closed]

I've got a cabin that I visit on weekends and because I need to charge my computer and tools there, I decided to bring an old car battery and bought a solar panel to charge it. Right now I use a cheap ...
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Bypassing solar charge controller using trickle charge voltage?

In an effort to simplify a small solar system and to keep the cost down, I am wondering what (if any) drawbacks there are to having the Vmp (voltage at maximum power) in a solar panel setup, at 12.5% ...
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How to calculate step-down current

I am getting ready to set up a solar system. I am having trouble choosing the right MPPT charger. I know how to calculate the input current but is that all you need ...
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Gel battery overcharge

I have 2 identical 12 V 100 Ah lead-acid batteries in parallel. I used to keep them fully charged with a mains charger, one with a built-in algorithm for these kind of batteries. I recently hooked up ...
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Solar Li-Po battery charger with MPPT algorithm

I'm new here but I have read a lot of topics here about my question. I am designing a solar battery charger with MPPT algorithm but I don't know if I am doing it well. First of all my specs are here: ...
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Measuring battery voltage in PV scenario with MPPT charge controller with inverter

So I'm doing a PV project with wifi enabled statistics. I'd like to see the watts coming in and out and the battery charge level, estimated battery charge and discharge time. I'm designing PCB to ...
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Battery sizing for motor?

I have a question regarding battery sizing and solar panel sizing ,I am not from an engineering background that's why i might need some help with this. I want to run a 24vdc gear motor 180W 11.5 amps ...
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Should a off-grid wind charge controller be UL certified? [closed]

I recently bought a 2kW wind generator, 48V Charge controller and a UL certified off grid wind inverter for my Home based wind project prototype. My charge controller which I am using to rectify the ...
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What is the best battery configuration for a solar powered electric fence setup?

I have two solar panels: SunWize SW-85P; 85W max power, 5.1A, 16.7V. I have a charge controller: SOLAR BOOST 2000E. I have four 12V batteries: two Interstate SRM-24 (couple years old), two CarQuest ...
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How do MPPT charge controllers curtail the power if the load is less than the solar generation?

I am trying to understand how MPPT charge controllers work when the load is less than the solar power generation. Let's assume an off-grid system with battery backup and no dump load. In my ...
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MPPT without a battery

I have a device that pulls about 10 amps and is typically powered with a car battery. It runs fine with less amperage but needs 9 to 14 volts. I want to power my device directly from a solar panel but ...
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Connecting 18650 batteries in parallel? [closed]

I have encountered a bizarre situation, i bought two 18650 batteries each of 3.7V, 2200mAh, im using a Tp4056 based charger with battery protection which has DW01A and FS8205 to protect the battery ...
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wiring two inverters/charger at the same battery bank

I have 30 solar panels charging 12 batteries (48V system, 4 12V batteries in series ×3 ). 230 W / V=36.4V \$I_{\text{SC}}=8.56\,\text{A}\$ My problem is that I have not found a solar charger for the ...
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How do I re-wire my Airstream Fusebox so as to follow best practices?

I was not sure if this was better suited for Automotive Stack Exchange, but here goes. I'm tying to redo the fuse panel in my Airstream and I have some questions about the best way to wire it. The ...
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Questions about using a step up/down voltage regulator in a solar charging application

In my portable 12V solar charging system, my MPPT charge controller and LiFePO4 battery pack don't play together well at end of charge. The battery disconnects at some low charge rate, and when this ...
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Help designing a satellite MPPT board [SPV1040] [duplicate]

I'm in the process of developing a pocketqube and I am currently working on the power system. I am hoping to use an SPV1040 MPPT IC to simplify the design and maximize efficiency. Each side of the ...
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Power bank charging using a solar panel

I'm trying to charge a power bank of 5V, 5000mAh, using a solar panel 6V, 14W. I have made the connection from the solar panel to a DC-DC convertor (specification: 3-37V, 3A) which steps down to a ...
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0.9v boost with Tp4056 for 6v Solar Panal?

Can I use it like this... If so how can I limit my solar panel to only output 5v cause my booster can only handle up to 5v input.
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Solar panel system - figuring out the right specifications

I'm building an off-grid security system, based on a smartphone as a 24/7 security cam and an arduino nano for several sensors. A pretty interesting build in my opinion, maybe I'll post about it ...
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Is it safe to connect a small solar panel to a lead acid with only a diode?

Is my setup safe? I'm connecting two 7.2v 100ma solar panels in parallel using two 1N5817 then to a to 6v lead acid battery with a Constant Voltage Charge of 7.3-7.4v for cycle use.I can't use a MPPT ...
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Drawing DC current from batteries on charge controller

I have an off-grid solar system where this inverter/charge controller (ICC) is connected to a 48V battery (which is in fact 2 parallel quartets of 12V batteries, but this is non-relevant detail I ...
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Charging a 4000mAh Li ion battery using multiple TP4056 ICs

As single TP4056 IC rated current is 1A,so I was thinking to connect multiple TP4056 ICs in parallel, such that enough current can be sourced to charge the li-ion battery(400mAh) connected. Here is ...