MPPT charger (10A) with dual USB output

Development Stage Tested prototype, only minor issues left.

This charge controller is based on the 20A MPPT, but has reduced number of components and cheaper DC/DC power stage for 10A.

The power is sufficient for small 12V applications with up to 150 W solar panels.

With the integrated dual USB output you can directly charge your mobile phone or power other devices such as Raspberry Pi.

Charge controller PCB

Features

  • Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT)
  • 12V battery output
  • 10A peak charging current
  • 55V max PV input
  • Ultra low-power 32bit ARM MCU (STM32L072)
  • Dual USB charging ports
  • Expandable via Olimex Universal Extension Connector (UEXT) featuring I2C, Serial and SPI interface (e.g. used for display, WIFI communication, etc.)
  • Built-in protection:
    • Overvoltage
    • Undervoltage
    • Overcurrent
    • PV short circuit
    • PV reverse polarity (for max. module open circuit voltage of around 40V)
    • Battery reverse polarity (destructive, fuse is blown)

Development

The charge controller is under active development and you are welcome to participate.

Visit the GitHub page for schematics and board layout.