Hi, For different reasons, I am designing a custom battery charger for an 12Vdc 100amps AGM battery. I use a PWM control circuit, but the driving Mosfet tend to heat a lot. The actual circuit simply switch the input DC source (solar panels) using a power mosfet directly in the battery trough diodes. I tough that adding a coil between the mosfet output and the battery may help to lower the heat dissipated but the mosfet. I need help figuring out how to compute the proper inductance value in relation with my switch frequency. So any help will be welcome. Maybe I am wrong, and the coil will not help at all. Your input will be welcome. Input DC voltage vary from 12 to 22Vdc approximately while the battery will peak around 15Vdc, I try to keep current constant using the PWM. The circuit is working, but heat a lot. Peak current may raise to 10amps when running in bulk charge.
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