5.0V 200mA Polycrystalline Solar Cell

Stock code: 3605

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Operating voltage 5V.
Typical UK Output Current 150mA in Summer (weather dependent).
Rated power 1W.
Built in blocking diode No.

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Further Information

Hi. Could you give me weight of the various solar panels please?
Asked by: Douglas KNOWLES
Hi Douglas,

Thank you for your question, the weights are:

Code 3603: 11g
Code 3604: 17g
Code 3605: 48g
Code 3606: 37g
Code 3607: 35g
Code 3608: 49g
Answered by: Cullen Lewis

Assuming the two marked solder pads on the rear of the panel are for power, are the other 4 unmarked pads able to be used for mechanical joints?
Asked by: Kieran
Hi Keiran,

Thank you for your question, the two pads closest to the positive and negative pads are just the other end of the tracks from those pads. The two at the top of the board connect the two solar cells that make up this panel. There should not be any need to solder to these.

Best Regards

Answered by: Cullen Lewis

Does the panel provide AC or DC current? Many thanks
Asked by: Kieran Zheng
Hi, It is DC Current.
Many thanks
Answered by: Rebecca Diamond

Hi, Can this solar panel power one of your amplifier kits? If so which one and can it be wired straight to the PCB. Thanks Or do you have any other recommendations for an amp powered by solar for a KS4 project?
Asked by: Jim
Thank you for your question.

It would depend on the amplifier most of them use a slightly higher voltage but you could theoretically power one of our mono amplifiers from it provided you had a resistor in the way.

Unfortunately you tend to have very varied power output form a solar panel so the better thing to do would be to build a circuit using diodes to charge batteries with the solar cell and then use this as your power source for the amplifier.

Best Regards

Answered by: Cullen Lewis

I have garden lights,1 x LED with 3 x AA. I'm suspecting a faulty solar panel as the lights are on during the day. Would this be a good replacement panel. Its exactly the size I need. Any help appreciated
Asked by: Bob
Hi Bob, A faulty solar panel may be the cause for the lights being on during the day. It depends on how the circuit detects how the light level has dropped. With regards to changing the solar panel to this one, it would depend on the specification of the panel that is included in the solar light you have. Without knowing more details it is difficult to give a definite answer.
Answered by: Michael Lockhart

which diode from your products would be the best for the above models? Diolch yn fawr xx
Asked by: Emily

Hello Emily, we stock four different diodes, if you just want to use one to prevent current flow back into the solar cell then the following diode should be fine, https://www.kitronik.co.uk/c2905-1n4001-diode.html

Answered by: Michael Lockhart

How can i make a AA battery charger to power a string of fairy lights with these cells? i have 2 cells and was wondering how many batteries i could charge at once and what components i would need to make a circuit that would connect the cells to a battery charger.
Asked by: Marsden

If you have 2 cells, and wanted to use rechargeable AA batteries then you would need to connect them in parallel, http://theelectricenergy.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/series-and-parallel-solar-cells-connected.jpg this link shows you a way of doing this. Connecting them in parallel will give you 5V’s and 400mA, you would then need to use a diode to stop the batteries discharging into the solar cells. You would also need to use 4x rechargeable batteries, you would need to connect the solar cells as per the link, then to the diode then to the battery cage.

Answered by: Michael Lockhart

Do you sell a Solar Cell kit that could charge a mobile phone ?
Would this cell do the job with some additional components?
Asked by: Patrick Coupland

It’s complicated to charge a phone from solar power and very very very slow. You’d need a lot of solar cells to make it worthwhile. There are pre-built modules that do this but it takes days of sunny weather to put any real charge into the phone.

Answered by: Michael Lockhart

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