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Description: Packaged solar cell with barrel plug termination. This is a custom cell produced for SFE - not a small toy surplus item! This unit is rated for 4.5V open voltage and 100mA short circuit. We actually took a random unit outside and measured 4.95V open voltage and 94mA short circuit.

Termination is a 5.5mm x 2.1mm barrel plug, center positive on a 2m cable. Mates directly with many of our development boards. Monocrystalline high efficiency cells at 15-15.2%. Unit has a clear epoxy coating with hard-board backing. Robust sealing for out door applications!

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Dimensions: 3.7 x 2.4"

Comments 17 comments

  • Does anyone know if it has an internal blocking diode?

  • What are the physical dimensions of the panel?

  • Can it be used with raspberry pi thanks.

  • I’m thinking this could be very friendly with a MoPi! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hamishcunningham/mopi-mobile-and-24-7-power-for-the-raspberry-pi

  • Would I be able to charge a 2000mah lipo with this? I have a power cell I could use as a charger.

  • Could I use this to power an Aniomagic kit instead of the included battery? Or is it too powerful?

  • Just found out these fit perfectly in http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Hammond/1554F2GYCL/ if you’re looking for outdoor deployment. Despite the “Robust sealing for out door applications!” assurances, the exposed grounding pin leaves me a little weary.

  • I need a solar panel for my “waspmote” project. Somehow it is consuming too much power and the battery dies in a matter of weeks.

    The waspmote in hibernate mode consumes around 0.1mA per day, which is really little, what is the best solar panel for my case?

    www.libelium.com/documentation/waspmote/waspmote-technical_guide_eng.pdf here for details.

  • Does anyone know the weight?

  • How well does this work with the Energy Harvester?

    From what I’ve read so far it requires a minimum voltage input of ~5v? Does this solar cell maintain a stable 4.5v potential with varying current?

  • How will this run with an Arduino uno? I currently use the 5V setting, but if I need 3.3V for this, is it at least worth it? For anyone interested, I am making a self powered machine!

  • I have an Energizer Energi to Go 4001 usb battery that I would like to charge via solar energy. Can I use this solar panel or would i need to run 2 in series?
    Input from wall plug is DC 5v 1.5A.

  • Can I use this panel with an Arduino Duemilanove?

    • The Arduino Duemilanove needs either regulated 5V or unregulated > 6.5V to operate properly. You might take a look at the 3.3V versions of the Arduino Pro and Pro Mini, which would be very happy with this panel.

  • I bought one of these and it works great, my problems is that if it’s poor whether (like cloudy) for 2-3 days the battery that my project uses will drain.
    If it is sunny the thing gives about 100mA, but if its cloudy it will give a bout 1mA the difference was allot bigger than i expected.

  • this works directly with the barrel plug on the li-po battery charger board! Very awesome!


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