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== Further Reading ==
 
== Further Reading ==
* AltPwr https://web.archive.org/web/20171204032204/https://www.altpwr.net/ https://web.archive.org/web/20170811173021/https://dcgrid.hackpad.com/ https://wiki.sha2017.org/w/Village:Energy https://orga.sha2017.org/index.php?title=Projects:AlternativePowerNetwork https://twitter.com/Commander1024/status/893835395661803520 https://hackaday.com/2017/09/08/that-decentralised-low-voltage-local-dc-power-grid-how-did-it-do/ (If interested in helping contact Hackerspace Revspace in Den Haag, the Netherlands: Ralph Willekes <benadski (at )gmail.com>)
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* AltPwr
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** [https://web.archive.org/web/20171204032204/https://www.altpwr.net/ Old website (via Internet Archive)]
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** https://web.archive.org/web/20170811173021/https://dcgrid.hackpad.com/
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** https://orga.sha2017.org/index.php?title=Projects:AlternativePowerNetwork
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** https://twitter.com/Commander1024/status/893835395661803520
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** https://hackaday.com/2017/09/08/that-decentralised-low-voltage-local-dc-power-grid-how-did-it-do/ -> (If interested in helping contact Hackerspace Revspace in Den Haag, the Netherlands: Ralph Willekes <benadski(at)gmail.com>)
 
* Micro Grids
 
* Micro Grids
 
** https://dsrp.eu/post/123379831763/nailing-the-microgrid
 
** https://dsrp.eu/post/123379831763/nailing-the-microgrid
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** https://wiki.opensourceecology.de/DiVER/en
 
** https://wiki.opensourceecology.de/DiVER/en
 
* [https://hackaday.io/project/165854-universal-battery Universal Battery Project]
 
* [https://hackaday.io/project/165854-universal-battery Universal Battery Project]
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* SunZilla
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** [https://sunzilla.de/ Website]
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== Ideas ==
 
== Ideas ==

Revision as of 18:02, 29 October 2019

   
DC Microgrid

Release status: experimental [box doku]

Microgrid-logo.png
Description self-sustainable power grid
Author(s)  Severin, Uli

We wanted to build a DC microgrid at CCCamp19, but never fully got around to it. So we'll keep on trying in our lab, for the next camp and other events.

Gear we have built so far

Hacks and other related information

Name

Our gear at CCCamp19
  • Forty Eight Grid
  • Team Forty Eight

List of recommended devices


Power Out Boxes

48V-> 24/12/5V

  • DC sockets
  • Car sockets
  • USB
  • Switches + Fuses
    • What kind of fuse?
  • Volt/Amp Measurment - "Battery computer" -> Stats via LoRaWAN?

USB Charging Station

I have two 48V->5V DCDC converters (Product page, datasheet), which we could used tu build USB charging stations for powerbanks etc.

  • USB "power sensing" via data pins: [2], [3], [4]

Power In Boxes

12/24V -> 48V

  • Schottky Diode
  • Fuse / Currentlimiting
  • Batterymonitor / Datalogging -> LoRaWAN?
  • Auto-Disable with Under/Overvoltage

Battery Computers

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32990834620.html https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32864994942.html https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32993234025.html https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32616324201.html https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32957814319.html https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32904528079.html https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32784107301.html

Connectors

  • SELV [5] [6] [7]
  • Speakon
  • XT60
  • XLR-4
  • Car lighter plugs
  • DC barrel plugs

Further Reading

Ideas

Biolite "MicroGrid"

Biolite has a "base station" with a battery and connected lights to it (Core77 blog post). We could build a similar station and connect other stuff to it.

  • Connection between lights via some common cable we all have - RJ45? passive PoE? To remain compatible with a bunch of other gear out there...
  • GoalZero also has similar lights for their PowerPacks, like this one

Related