I am quite new to the Arduino world and I'm currently building a project in which I would like to switch between two energy sources (induction when near base (Inductive Charging Set - 5V @ 500mA max : ID 1407 : $9.95 : Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics and kits) and solar when induction is out) supplying a Lipo Charger (I am thinking of using this USB/DC Lithium Polymer battery charger 5-12V [3.7/4.2v cells] : ID 280 : $17.95 : Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics and kits) which continuously recharges a battery (6600mAh, 3,7V) supplying an Arduino Nano. The solar panel I use is 5V 2W.
My first lead was to use power MOSFETs but the folks at Adafruit advised me to simply use diods instead to protect each input. Which kind of diods should I use?
Would this work with the attached setup? It may sound like really stupid question but I really want to be sure of what I'm doing.
Any help or suggestions would be welcome!
Thank you very much to all