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Automated Cell Testing

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What variables are we tracking?

From here on, we will define results as their relation to a 'Cell Combo'.  A cell combo consists of the two variables we want to focus on changing while all others remain static. Below, we cover a more complete set of variables we want to monitor and manage, for the cell construction we will be representing the cell combo as the Tritium Cell ID and the Solar Cell ID.

Key attributes to measure the cell combo are:

  • Open circuit voltage
  • Current draw

Changing Variables:

Static or controlled Variables:

  • Resistor
  • Capacitor
  • Wire length and type
  • Ambient light
  • Local AC (noise)
  • ADC impedance
  • Relay inductance (noise) 
  • Raspberry Pi (noise)
  • Temperature of components 

How to capture?


Component choices

Components are chosen for their efficiency and consistency.



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