Low Carbon Footprint Hybrid Battery Charger

Henry David Thoreau

"First, there is the power of the wind, constantly exerted over the globe… Here is an almost incalculable power at our disposal, yet how trifling the use we make of it."

Design Information

March 3, 2008

Stationary Battery: Optima Yellow Top D31A
  • Recommended Charging Information
  • State of Charge Information
  • Optima Yellow Top Professional Battery Product Webpage

  • Mobile Battery: Panasonic LC-RA1212P
  • Panasonic LC-RA1212P Battery Datasheet

  • Power N-Channel MOSFET: IRF IRFP240
  • IRF IRFP240 Datasheet

  • High and Low Side Driver: IRF IR2113
  • IRF IR2113 Datasheet

  • IGBT Gate Drive Optocoupler
  • Avago Technologies HCPL3120 Datasheet

  • Lead Acid Fast Charge IC: TI BQ2031
  • Texas Instruments BQ2031 Suppliment
  • Texas Instruments BQ2031 Datasheet
  • Texas Instruments BQ2031 Development Kit Datasheet
  • Texas Instruments BQ2031 Product Webpage

  • Universal Switching Regulator Subsystem: ONSemi UA78S40
  • On Semiconductor UA78S40 Datasheet

  • Photovoltaic Array: BP Solar BP 350
  • BP 350 Photovoltaic Array Datasheet

  • Wind Turbine: Southwest Wind Power 400W Air-X
  • 400W Air-X Wind Turbine Datasheet
  • 400W Air-X Wind Turbine User Manual