Regards dump load; Would it be a big mess in the existing PCB circuit to integrate a separate line out for dump loads?
My thinking is the following:
- It would make the charge controller more complete as a charge controller, instead of having to build external “unique” solutions. “Dangling” around in different colors, making it less “pretty” and “finished” as a product.
- You always come to the point where the battery is full, and you want to use the surplus of energy for something useful, instead of not using it. Why leave that functionality out of a charge controller? Why not embrace the possibility of making the product a more complete product?
ALTERNATIVELY to this separate surplus or dump line, would it be nice to be able to know what surplus exist at any given moment. Is that possible? I mean, it surely is, but how prepared is the hardware for that? - I ask as I clearly can see a benefit in this. With that knowledge, would you be able to send commands to single devices like washing machines, pumps, elevators or whatever to start and stop. - Of course, only if this does not force further charge on the battery. I mean, that energy has to bypass the charging of the battery if the battery is already full, or not? How prepared is the hardware for such a case, as an alternative to a separate surplus/dump line?
I see a bigger advantage in the “alternative”, as to the separate surplus/dump load line.
I guess there is no “catalogue” of use cases, alias functionality? - Is there something like a manual in PDF?