Favorite Lead-acid battery tender IC?

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wayneh

Joined Sep 9, 2010
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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?
 

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wayneh

Joined Sep 9, 2010
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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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