Switching Solar Charge Controller
In the last post we looked at a basic overview of solar power systems. We looked at the various components of solar power systems as well as choosing the best components for your own system. One such component we looked at were solar charge controllers. These charge controllers are of many different types including On/Off also formally called switching type controllers, PWM type controllers and MPPT type controllers. In this post we will design the simplest and cheapest type of charge controller, the switching type controller. The design is based around the powerful PIC16F18855 microcontroller.