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Peltier Click

Peltier Click

SKU:MIKROE-3814

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The Peltier Click is a Click board™ which utilizes the SPV1050, an ultralow power energy harvester and battery charger from STMicroelectronics. The Peltier click can charge lithium battery using thermoelectric energy harvesting device (TEG). A TEG converts heat directly into electrical energy according to the Seebeck effect. It can be used for a variety of applications such as WSN, HVAC, building and home automation, industrial control, remote metering, lighting, security, surveillance, wearable and biomedical sensors and fitness.

The Peltier click is supported by a mikroSDK compliant library, which includes functions that simplify software development. This Click board™ comes as a fully tested product, ready to be used on a system equipped with the mikroBUS™ socket.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The Peltier click is based on the SPV1050, an ultralow power energy harvester and battery charger from STMicroelectronics that can charge lithium based batteries. A thermoelectric harvester produces green energy for energy harvesting with a multitude of advantages: maintenance-free, because of the use of highly reliable and compact solid-state device; silent and quiet; highly efficient in environmental terms because the heat is harvested from waste heat sources and converted into electricity. Because of this feature, the Peltier click can be used for a variety of applications such as WSN, HVAC, building and home automation, industrial control, remote metering, lighting, security, surveillance, wearable and biomedical sensors and fitness.

Click Boards Power Management Peltier Click

The SPV1050 is an ultralow power and highefficiency energy harvester and battery charger, which implements the MPPT function and integrates the switching elements of a buck-boost converter. The SPV1050 device allows the charge of lithium battery, by tightly monitoring the end-of-charge and the minimum battery voltage in order to avoid the overdischarge and to preserve the battery life. The power manager is suitable for TEG harvesting sources, as it covers the input voltage range from 75 mV up to 18 V and guarantees high efficiency in both buck-boost and boost configuration.

Furthermore the SPV1050 device shows very high flexibility thanks also to the trimming capability of the end-of-charge and undervoltage protection voltages. In such way any source and battery is matched. The MPPT is programmable by a resistor input divider and allows maximizing the source power under any temperature and irradiance condition.

Some of the key features of the SPV1050 are its transformerless thermoelectric generators and PV modules energy harvester, high efficiency for any harvesting source and it has up to 70 mA maximum battery charging current. It is fully integrated buck-boost DC-DC converter with a programmable MPPT by external resistors, 2.6 V to 5.3 V trimmable battery charge voltage level (± 1% accuracy), 2.2 V to 3.6 V trimmable battery discharge voltage level (± 1% accuracy) with two fully independent LDOs (1.8 V and 3.3 V output). The SPV1050 can enable/disable LDO control pins and it has a battery disconnect function for battery protection, and while the battery is connected and ongoing charge logic open drain indication pins.

The SPV1050 is basically an ultralow power energy harvester with an embedded MPPT algorithm, a battery charger and power manager designed for applications up to about 400 mW.

SPECIFICATIONS

Type Battery charger
Applications Variety of applications such as WSN, HVAC, building and home automation, industrial control, remote metering, lighting, security, surveillance, wearable and biomedical sensors and fitness
On-board modules SPV1050, an ultralow power energy harvester and battery charger from STMicroelectronics
Key Features Charge any battery type, including lithium based, solid state thin film and super-capacitor, 3.3v input voltage
Interface GPIO
Click board size M (42.9 x 25.4 mm)
Input Voltage 3.3V

PINOUT DIAGRAM

This table shows how the pinout on Peltier click corresponds to the pinout on the mikroBUS™ socket (the latter shown in the two middle columns).

Notes Pin Mikrobus logo.png Pin Notes
NC 1 AN PWM 16 CHG Charing
Enable 3.3V EN2 2 RST INT 15 CON Battery connection
Enable 1.8V EN1 3 CS RX 14 NC
NC 4 SCK TX 13 NC
NC 5 MISO SCL 12 NC
NC 6 MOSI SDA 11 NC
Power Supply 3.3V 7 3.3V 5V 10 NC
Ground GND 8 GND GND 9 GND Ground

ONBOARD SETTINGS AND INDICATORS

Label Name Default Description
LD1 PWR - Power LED Indicator
TB1 VIN - Power Supply
TB2 1V8 - 1.8V LDO Output
TB3 3V3 - 3.3V LDO Output
J1 BATT - Battery Connector

PELTIER CLICK ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Description Min Typ Max Unit
Maximum battery charging current - - 70 mA
BATT pin voltage range 2.2 4.2 5.3 V
MPPT tracking period 12 - 20 S

SOFTWARE SUPPORT

We provide a library for the Peltier Click on our LibStock page, as well as a demo application (example), developed using MikroElektronika compilers. The demo can run on all the main MikroElektronika development boards.

Library Description

The library covers all the necessary functions to control Peltier Click board. Peltier Click communicates with the target board through the RST, CS, PWM and INT pins. This library offers functions for detecting the states of PWM and INT pins and for seting or clearing RST and CS pins.

Key functions:

  • void peltier_enableLdo2(); - Function is used to enable 3.3V output.
  • void peltier_enableLdo1(); - Function is used to enable 1.8V output.
  • uint8_t peltier_batteryCharge(); - Function is used to check ongoing battery charge flag pin.

Examples description

The application is composed of three sections :

  • System Initialization - Initializes GPIO and LOG structures, sets RST and CS pins as output and PWM and INT pins as input.
  • Application Initialization - Initializes GPIO driver, disables both 1.8V and 3.3V outputs and starts write log.
  • Application Task - (code snippet) This example demonstrates the use of Peltier Click board by first enableing 1.8V output, second by enableing 3.3V output, then enabling both outputs and finally disabling both outputs in 5 seconds intervals.
void applicationTask()
{
mikrobus_logWrite( " 1.8V output ", _LOG_LINE );
mikrobus_logWrite( "------------------", _LOG_LINE );
peltier_enableLdo1();
peltier_disableLdo2();
Delay_ms( 5000 );

mikrobus_logWrite( " 3.3V output ", _LOG_LINE );
mikrobus_logWrite( "------------------", _LOG_LINE );
peltier_disableLdo1();
peltier_enableLdo2();
Delay_ms( 5000 );

mikrobus_logWrite( " Both outputs ", _LOG_LINE );
mikrobus_logWrite( "------------------", _LOG_LINE );
peltier_enableLdo1();
peltier_enableLdo2();
Delay_ms( 5000 );

mikrobus_logWrite( " Disable outputs ", _LOG_LINE );
mikrobus_logWrite( "------------------", _LOG_LINE );
peltier_disableLdo1();
peltier_disableLdo2();
Delay_ms( 5000 );
}


The full application code, and ready to use projects can be found on our LibStock page.

Other mikroE Libraries used in the example:

  • UART

Additional notes and informations

Depending on the development board you are using, you may need USB UART click, USB UART 2 click or RS232 click to connect to your PC, for development systems with no UART to USB interface available on the board. The terminal available in all MikroElektronika compilers, or any other terminal application of your choice, can be used to read the message.

MIKROSDK

This Click board™ is supported with mikroSDK - MikroElektronika Software Development Kit. To ensure proper operation of mikroSDK compliant Click board™ demo applications, mikroSDK should be downloaded from the LibStock and installed for the compiler you are using.

For more information about mikroSDK, visit the official page.

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