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PCB is finally done!

A project log for Solar Energy Generator

A solar energy system up to 500W in power for use with lithium batteries.

Nathaniel VerLeeNathaniel VerLee 09/27/2014 at 21:431 Comment

Admittedly, I spent a bit too much time on this board - I wanted it to be perfect. I know there will need to be another revision before its ready to be called "done" but I wanted to give the first run my best effort. This has pushed me behind in terms of continuing to work on software, and before I do focus back on the software there will be a big push to finalize the materials needed on my BOM. 

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scary_jeff wrote 09/28/2014 at 10:28 point
Hi, great project! It really shows that you put a lot of time into this layout, all those curved traces must have taken ages! One thing that caught my eye though was the thermal reliefs on the power components; I'm sure you've already done this, but if it were me, I would fill over those at least with some wider tracking, if not with a complete fill. I'm guessing you could have 20 amps or more going through some of those connections.
Just a suggestion, keep it up!

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