Circuit board design help

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Andrew Jones, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. Andrew Jones

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jul 13, 2018
    Hi there i am a complete novice and was wondering if there is anyone out there who can help me design a circuit board schematic.

    i am looking for something that will include the followng

    1. in puts for connecting solar panels to it and usb input for chariging
    2 lithium iron charging
    3 protection for the solar panel and battery
    4 5v booster with usb output for connecting to a 5v usb led light strip

    led lights would come on when natural light would disappears and capacitors to help store charged power to help power lights in winter

    this is for a garden solar led light project

    I have seen boards that have the charging such as the tp4036 and booster as individual boards but not combined,
  2. dl324

    AAC Fanatic!

    Mar 30, 2015
    Welcome to AAC!
    1. What are your expectations for total cost?
    2. What are the specs for the solar panels and lithium ion battery?
    3. What voltage are you boosting to 5V? At what current?
    4. Why would you use capacitors when you have a battery?
    Have you investigated commercial solar powered LED lights and modifying one to add any missing features?

    I received a solar powered LED light for a shed as a gift. It uses 4 AA NiMH cells. It probably sells for $20.

    Are you sure you need Li-ion?
  3. Dodgydave

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jun 22, 2012