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Hello all,

in my blog I am currently writing a series of posts about a PV system that powers the arduino and connected devices.

The second post in this series is now online. It is about the load that will be connected to the PV system. Determining and optimizing the load is the first step in dimensioning the system and making it efficient in terms of cost and resources consumption. The article is about choosing the right system voltage and how to reduce power needs to a minimum.

If interested look at:

http://heliosoph.mit-links.info/solar-power-for-your-arduino-load/

The first post talks about the basics: Which components do you need and how are they connected? What is the basic function of the system?

You can find it at:

http://heliosoph.mit-links.info/solar-power-for-your-arduino-basics/

hope it helps

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Hello all,

in my blog I am currently writing a series of posts about a PV system that powers the arduino and connected devices.

The second post in this series is now online. It is about the load that will be connected to the PV system. Determining and optimizing the load is the first step in dimensioning the system and making it efficient in terms of cost and resources consumption. The article is about choosing the right system voltage and how to reduce power needs to a minimum.

If interested look at:

http://heliosoph.mit-links.info/solar-power-for-your-arduino-load/

The first post talks about the basics: Which components do you need and how are they connected? What is the basic function of the system?

You can find it at:

http://heliosoph.mit-links.info/solar-power-for-your-arduino-basics/

hope it helps

heliosoph

Excellent write ups thanks

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Can't wait fr some more articles - good

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Hello all,

thank you very much for your replies!

Now it's time for the next post: It is about the battery. While writing I saw that it became too long. So I split it in two parts. The first one is here:

http://heliosoph.mit-links.info/solar-power-for-your-arduino-battery-characteristics/

It is about the basic function of the battery in the system and what characteristics are important to know. The next post will be about the different types of lead-acid batteries and how to choose the right capacity.

Hope you enjoy it

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Hello all,

now the second post about the batteries is online: Determining the capacity and selecting the type and technology that fits best to your needs. If interested look at:

http://heliosoph.mit-links.info/solar-power-for-your-arduino-battery-selection/

Now the battery section of my series about PV powering an arduino is complete. The next post is about to come!

Hope this helps

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Hello all,

it goes on: The first post about the energy source of each PV system is online: PV module basics. It is about the electrical beaviour of a module and about the meaning of the technical data one can find in the data sheet of a module. If interested look at:

http://heliosoph.mit-links.info/solar-power-arduino-pv-module-basics/

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Great, keep them coming....

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Hello all,

the next post is online: Dimensioning the PV module. This post shows you how to find the right size of module using online calculating tools. It also tells you something about the right mounting position regarding shade and orientation.

If interested look at:

http://heliosoph.mit-links.info/solar-power-arduino-pv-module-dimensioning/

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Hello all,

now I finished the post about the charge regulator for the system. Different types of regulators, how they work and what they control. Also it is about how to choose a charge regulator that fits into your project.

If interested, look at:

http://heliosoph.mit-links.info/solar-power-arduino-charge-regulator/

With this post the basic components of the system are complete. The next post will be about things like wires and a fuse and some hints that can be useful when building a real system.

Hope this helps

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Hello all,

now the first series about pv powering an arduino project is complete. The last post is about building a real system: safety precautions to prevent a short-circuit, how to choose the right places for the components and sizing the wires. If interested, look at:

http://heliosoph.mit-links.info/solar-power-arduino-building-a-system/


Here you find again the other posts of the series:

http://heliosoph.mit-links.info/solar-power-for-your-arduino-basics/
http://heliosoph.mit-links.info/solar-power-for-your-arduino-load/
http://heliosoph.mit-links.info/solar-power-for-your-arduino-battery-characteristics/
http://heliosoph.mit-links.info/solar-power-for-your-arduino-battery-selection/
http://heliosoph.mit-links.info/solar-power-arduino-pv-module-basics/
http://heliosoph.mit-links.info/solar-power-arduino-pv-module-dimensioning/
http://heliosoph.mit-links.info/solar-power-arduino-charge-regulator/

Hope this will help you with your project.

I am already playing around with some other arduino PV ideas that should come soon...

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Hello all,

I added another page to my solar power arduino series. It doesn't have new content but puts all the links above on one page that can be used for linking and as table of contents. You can find it at:

heliosoph.mit-links.info/solar-arduino/

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