Development of simple solar charge controller using 8-bit microcontroller attiny85

A. R. Wing Wira, Ananta Rezky, Andrew Bastian, Kresna Devara, Arief Udhiarto, Tomy Abuzairi

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This paper present simple and inexpensive solar charge controller (SCC) using 8-bit microcontroller ATtiny85. The SCC using a pulse width modulation (PWM) signal to transistor and MOSFET to control current that generated by the microcontroller. The battery voltage state also monitored using a series resistor paralleled to the battery and the voltage drop connected to the microcontroller. The design of SCC consists of 3 major part i.e. microcontroller, current driver, voltage sensing. The purpose of measurement is to know the characteristics of 2 charging modes, mode 1 (one) and mode 2 (two), that occur in the system created. The measured data is the battery voltage as independent variable, and the solar panel's voltage, the current that flow towards battery and the power provided for charging. Measurements are conducted from the battery voltage state of 7.84 V to 8.4 V. The results show that the solar charge controller using 8-bit microcontroller ATtiny85 was successfully managed to provide current and voltage according to expected design with 400 mA, 8.9 V for the first charging case and 150 mA, 12 V for the second charging case.

Original languageEnglish
Article number01018
JournalE3S Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2018
Event3rd International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference "Sustainable Development of Tropical Renewable Energy", i-TREC 2018 - Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 6 Sept 20188 Sept 2018


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