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johnnyfive82 7th March 2011 03:51 PM

Portable speaker power supply
Im making a portable solar stereo with the help of the podzuma design. But I want to use it in the house with out the battery, just running off of the power supply. Can I leave it plugged in while not in use? I was wondering with this schematic will the battery stop charging when its full or will it over charge and damage the battery. And where would I wire a 1.8 watt solar panel in here. I know that theres a diode and a resister running to the battery. Any help would be awesome. Thanks

bob91343 7th March 2011 04:18 PM

You have shown no provision for terminating battery charge, so you will overcharge the battery unless you disconnect it at some point.

A solar panel, if it can put out enough voltage, would connect in parallel with the load along with a diode.

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