November 06, 2014

Build an Arduino-based Solar Charge Controller

Thanks to the popularity of his first project, Debasishi Dutta has followed up with version two of his solar charge controller - which this time is designed for 12V solar and battery systems. This new revisiion has  short circuit, overload and lightning protection - along with a near 20 x 4 LCD display to show system status.

It's great to see these kind of projects, Debasishi has used it to control the power system in his home, and it can be easily used for sheds, remote structures or by people who just want to rely less on the power grid. Finally, he takes us through the system in the following video:

For complete details, check out the charger's Instructable page. And for more, we're on facebookGoogle+, and twitter - so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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