Electronics - Power supply

One of the biggest problems I have with designing electronics is that I don't know anything about it, and don't know what all those little components do, so I designed this....

There are lots of bits missing, but I didn't want to go any further without getting some input from someone who knows this stuff, so I thought I'd post it any way.

It's more of a question than an answer.

"Is this something?"

The switches in the dotted line boxes are controlled by a chip.

The plan is that the capacitors would be charged either in series or parallel, so chip compares the voltage of the caps or source, and compared to the desired output voltage, it could then mix whatever capacitors it needed to achieve  the desired output voltage. With the battery (right hand side of the circuit) disconnected, the capacitors would be charged. Then the source power (left hand side) would be disconnected, the number of capacitors needed would be calculated depending on desired voltage, then they would be opened to the battery. So it might charge all the capacitors in parallel, then discharge the required number into the battery in parallel (or whatever).  This might happen a thousand times a minute or something.

I'm trying to create an "anything in, anything out" power supply that doesn't waste any power. That way I can charge my battery on my boat form a solar panel, plus a bit of wind power, and whatever else I happen to plug in.

I doubt it will work.

120 Things in 20 years dropped out of Eh?lectricity school. Can you tell?

1 comment:

  1. I followed the circuit around and got caught in a loop. My brain hurts now.

    I dropped that college class...

    Not sure what your panel is and what your battery is, but something like http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Reverse-Joule-Thief-Battery-Charger/ might be of interest to you.


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