MPPT charger (10A)

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.