Best, cheapest way to utilize a 10 volt, 6 amp solar panel? Answered
Hey Instructables friends!
So I have 20 solar cells that are .5 volts each and 6 amps. I plan to connect them in series to give me a 10 volt, 6 amp panel. I want to use the panel in my car to maintain the car battery and power my usb devices and be a general backup power source. The problem is that I am still new to electronics and I can't think of a cost effective, safe, and reliable way to utilize this panel. I need at least 14 volts out of the panel if I am to connect it to the car battery and even then I'm not sure how to limit the charge (I only want 1 amp maintaining the battery) and use the remaining output for other things.
Any ideas are greatly appreciated! I also want to think of a free way to do this if possible.