Up to 5 W solar battery charger with embedded MPPT based on SPV1040

The STEVAL-ISV006V2 demonstration board is based on the SPV1040 high efficiency solar battery charger with embedded MPPT. The SPV1040 device is a low power, low voltage, monolithic step-up converter with an input voltage range from 0.3 V to 5.5 V, and is capable of maximizing the energy generated by even a single solar cell (or fuel cell), where low input voltage handling capability is extremely important.

Thanks to the embedded MPPT algorithm, even under varying environmental conditions (such as irradiation, dirt, temperature) the SPV1040 offers maximum efficiency in terms of power harvested from the cells and transferred to the output.

The device employs an input voltage regulation loop, which fixes the charging battery voltage via a resistor divider. The maximum output current is set with a current sense resistor according to charging current requirements.

The SPV1040 protects itself and other application devices by stopping the PWM switching if either the maximum current threshold (up to 2 A) is reached or the maximum temperature limit (up to 155 °C) is exceeded.

The STEVAL-ISV006V2 demonstration board is supplied by a PV panel with PPKof 200 mW, which can be replaced with PV panels with PPKup to 5 W (VOC < 5 V) depending on application requirements.

The output load is a 220 mF, 5.5 V super-capacitor that can be replaced with lead-acid, NiCd or NiMh rechargeable batteries (max voltage = 5 and > VOCof the selected PV panel).

The demonstration board provides a simple charge status indicator using 2 LEDs, and 3 trimmers are available to allow setup according to the specific application requirements.

Key Features

  • High-efficiency monolithic step-up DC-DC converter
  • Proprietary “perturb & observe” embedded MPPT algorithm
  • Very low input voltage (down to 0.3 V)
  • Integrated N-channel and P-channel MOSFETs with low RON resistance
  • Overcurrent and overtemperature protection
  • Input reverse polarity protection
  • LED charge status indicator
  • RoHS compliant




Technical Documentation

Product Specifications
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DB1262 DB1262: Up to 5 W solar battery charger with embedded MPPT based on the SPV1040 3.1 294 KB
Application Notes
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AN3319 AN3319: STEVAL-ISV006V2: solar battery charger using the SPV1040 8.2 1 MB

Presentations & Training Material

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SPV1040: solar battery charger for portable 1.0 345 KB
ST products and solutions for solar energy 5.1 2 MB

Hardware Resources

Board Manufacturing Specifications
Description Version Size
Gerber files for STEVAL-ISV006V2 board 1.0 92 KB
Bill of Materials
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Schematic Pack
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STEVAL-ISV006V2 schematics 2.1 33 KB


License Agreement
Description Version Size
Evaluation products license agreement 1.4 128 KB
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Quality & Reliability

Part Number Marketing Status Package Grade RoHS Compliance Grade Material Declaration**
STEVAL-ISV006V2 ActiveCARDIndustrialEcopack2

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