The KM3 converter is a Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) converter for thermoelectric power generating arrays (TEGs). It operates the TEGs at their optimal operating point and efficiently transfers electricity to the necessary output battery (not included). Battery charging management can be activated to improve the state of charge of the output battery.
The TCS KM3 backplane system permits multiple TCS power converters to be used simultaneously with a single lead-acid battery. The system can provide monitoring and control information to the user via the built-in touch screen or via serial interface commands.
Note the system contains 2 KM3 converters.