Why wasting electricity for charging USB devices including Mobile phone? Sunis there to give power for this. Install a Solar Power Outlet in your home to harvest solar power for charging all USB devices in day time. Its cost is only Rs.500 and you get unlimited day power for more than 25 years to charge all USB devices. The expensive part of the project is Solar Panel. A 12 Volt 5 watts Solar panel costs around Rs.400 because the current rate is around Rs.80 per watt. The remaining components costs only Rs.100. So by spending Rs.500 initially, you can charge all your USB devices at the expense of only 6 Paisa per day . The calculation is for 25 years (50,000 Paisa / 9000 days = 5.5 Paisa). So hurry up to make this project. Continue reading →
One of the main problems in Solar Inverter systemis poor charging of Battery during rainy seasons and in cloudy days. The high current Tubular batteryrequires more than 1 Ampere current for proper charging. To solve this problem, I have designed a” Hybrid Solar charger” and the circuit was published in Electronics for You magazine September 2013 issue. So the charger has two sides. One side gets power from Solar panel and the other side from a Step-down transformer. If the voltage from Solar panel reduces below 9 volts, the charger shifts to AC mode and battery charges via the current from transformer. Continue reading →
Here is a dual charger for Inverter battery. It can charge the battery via Solar panel as well as from AC power to keep the battery always in top condition. Even though a 12 volt Solar panel gives around 20 volts in full sunlight, it is available only three or four hours in a day. During the remaining hours, the intensity of light is very low and the condition worsens in cloudy and rainy days. This results in incomplete battery charging that ultimately leads to memory effect and permanent damage of the battery. This charger shifts the charging to AC mode when the voltage from solar panel reduces below 12 volts and restores the solar charging when the sunlight is sufficient enough again.