Favorite Lead-acid battery tender IC?

Discussion in 'Power Electronics' started by wayneh, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. wayneh

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    A friend wants to build a better solar battery tender for automotive application, plus maybe marine. Most we've found on the market so far do a crude job of managing the battery. (The really good and precise tenders are all mains-powered, it seems.)

    I haven't even begun searching for ICs yet but I expect to find a lot of them, given the ubiquity and age of lead-acid systems.

    Anyone here work with some of these? Any favorites or advice?
     
  2. wayneh

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    I might also be content with finding a good, commercial battery charge controller meant for use with small-ish solar panels, 5-10W or so.
     
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