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Kitronik Solar Garden Light Kit plus starter soldering kit
The solar garden light is an interesting project that uses sustainable energy to illuminate a white LED. During the day the solar panel charges an AA battery, then when it goes dark the board automatically switches from charging the battery to illuminating the LED.
The solar panel is resin encapsulated and therefore waterproof. You will need to make a waterproof enclosure for the rest of the parts. Alternatively the board has been shaped so that it will fit into an old jar.
- Waterproof solar panel.
- Automatically switches on when dark.
- 1 x Solar Cell (60mm by 60mm).
- 1 x Rechargeable Battery 900mA/h.
- 1 x 22ohm Resistor.
- 1 x 330ohm Resistor.
- 1 x 1Kohm Resistor.
- 1 x 10Kohm Resistor.
- 1 x 100Kohm Resistor.
- 2 x 1nF Ceramic Disc Capacitor.
- 1 x Wide White 5mm Water Clear LED.
- 2 x BC337 NPN Transistor.
- 1 x AA Battery Holder, PCB Mounting.
- 2 x 470uH Inductors.
- 1 x BAT41 Diode.
- 0.5m Connecting Wire (For Solar Cell).
- 1 x Solar Garden Light PCB.
- Length: 56mm.
- Width: 44mm.
- Click here to download the essential information.
- Click here to download the full teaching resources.
This kit is supplied in a blister retail packaging. It is also available in a simple grip seal bag and bulk quantities for more details on this version click here.
This product is designed and manufactured in the UK by Kitronik.
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