TIDA-00120: Modify Solar Panel to a Voltage Buck Regulator with current controlled to the battery?

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Part Number: TIDA-00120

Hi E2E,

Good day.

We have a customer who wants to customize the TIDA-00120 (Solar MPPT Charge Controller Reference Design). He is asking if he can connect a 24V battery instead of a Solar Panel. He thinks that the MPPT algorithm should be changed to a Closed loop Current Voltage Controller. He wants to modify the MPPT algorithm to be a closed loop Voltage Buck Regulator with current controlled to the battery. Is this possible?

TIDA-00120:  http://www.ti.com/tool/TIDA-00120#technicaldocuments

Thanks in advance.

Art

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  • Hi Art,

    The circuit is a buck converter in essence. So it can be operated with the control algorithm decided by the firmware. However, we may not have all the protection circuits needed to connect to a battery on the PV side.

    Regards,

    Salil