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Member Since: June 27, 2014

Country: United States

  • Hi Sarah,

    Great hack!

    The solar cell directly connected across the battery will discharge the battery at night because in the absence of light, it acts as a load. A blocking diode on one of the terminals of the solar panel will prevent that, unless it is already built into the solar panel. Given the minimal cost of the fixture, I doubt if a blocking diode is built in.

    Good luck! -Murali

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