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Connecting two DC power sources Answered

Hi all,

I'm working on a project where I will have two DC generators that are being powered by spinning turbines. These turbines will be spinning at different speeds and these speeds may vary over time (i.e. the voltage from the DC sources will almost always be different). There will also be instances where one isn't producing any voltage at all.

I was wondering what it the best way to connect them? Should they be in series or in parallel? Should there be diodes?

After they are connected the DC power will be fed into an inverter and converted to AC power.

Thanks for any help!


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3 years ago

You cant parallel them..

Unless you put diodes like a solar arrays see pic..