Solar UPS controller now accepted on Hackster.io

There are lots of DIY pages out there and with more and more micro-controllers coming into the market things are getting crowded. Since the new hardware platform for this project is Spark I decided to feature the project on the most common place for hardware projects. Here is a link to the page with the latest pictures of the fully assembled Rev2 PCB which is currently in my testing lab to get the last touch-ups.

Hackster solar UPS controller

Hackster.io front page with the solar UPS controller featured (upper row to the right)

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2 comments for “Solar UPS controller now accepted on Hackster.io

  1. eds
    February 5, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    We have a lot of “Winter Blackouts” in the Northeast, and
    . . . I would like a slightly larger system,
    . . . that can take off the Grid:
    . . . . . . Frige, (Food)
    . . . . . . Well Pump, (Water)
    . . . . . . Oil Hot Water Furnace, (Heat),
    . . . that can save money, using Solar energy during normal days,
    . . . But can handle “Blackouts,”
    . . . without shortening the battery life.

    Can the “Solar UPS controller/automatic transfer switch” handle that.

    • Markus Loeffler
      February 5, 2015 at 2:34 pm

      It might be possible, each unit can handle a load up to 1500W or 10A at 120VAC single phase. You would have to check the boiler plates of the well pump and furnace, the fridge is no problem for sure.

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