DC2042A-ND Evaluation Board


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What PV and thermo-electric sources would you recommend to use with this board?




Hi Yabusame,
I assume by PV you are meaning Piezo Vibe. For that I have not used these but I really trust the MIDE name. I would suggest any one of these https://www.digikey.com/short/qjq1zc. For thermo electric generators I would definitely suggest the Marlow Industries Mini Harvester 1681-1087-ND.

Let me know if you have any other questions.


Just in case by PV you were meaning Photo Voltaic I would also like to suggest Panasonic’s PV cells. AM-1417CA. I have not used these personally but it looks like they would interface with the board the best.

Digi-Key P/N: 869-1000-ND


Yes, that was photovoltaic. Thanks.


To add to what @TWeesner said, the Panasonic AM-1xxx solar cells are for indoor applications at low light levels. I’ve used them and they work quite well for their intended purpose.


This may become a crucial criterium for me. We have a lot of old houses here with relatively small windows and quite thick walls, up to 70 cm.