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Piezo and solar charge controller

  1. Aug 8, 2015 #1
    Can I coax a solar charge controller to accept output from 16 piezo transducers, (20mm buzzer type disk piezo elements). The charge controller has an LCD display with readouts for voltage and amps.
     
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  3. Aug 8, 2015 #2

    anorlunda

    Staff: Mentor

    Sure. Remember two things though. Solar charge controlers work with DC. Second, the power output of a single transducer is tiny. You might need tens of thousands of them to match a solar panel.

    The Wikipedia article on energy harvesting may be interesting to you. It discuses piezioelectricity as well as other methods.
     
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