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5.0V 200mA Polycrystalline Solar Cell

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5V 200mA (max) Polycrystalline Solar Cells, waterproofed with PET laminated surface, connectivity via rear mounted solder pads.

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This is a 5V Polycrystalline Solar Cell with PET laminated finish, to ensure it has a waterproof cell face and therefore suitable for many applications.

Solar power cells make great introductions to solar power projects, suitable for things such as outside lights.

Rear mounted solder pads for easy attachment.

It provides a maximum current of 200mA, at a power of 1W, and does NOT include a blocking diode. In projects where this solar cell is used to charge batteries a blocking diode must be added to the circuit in order to prevent the batteries discharging back into the cell when it gets dark.

Features:

  • Waterproof solar cell.

Contents:

  • 1 x 5.0V 200mA, Polycrystalline Solar Cell.

Dimensions:

  • Width: 110mm.
  • Length: 110mm.
  • Height: 3mm.

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Posted by Emily, Monday, 23 January 2017 on product 5.0V 200mA Polycrystalline Solar Cell
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    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

    Posted by Michael Lockhart on Monday, 23 January 2017
Posted by Marsden, Thursday, 21 April 2016 on product 5.0V 200mA Polycrystalline Solar Cell
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    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.

    Posted by Michael Lockhart on Thursday, 21 April 2016
Posted by Patrick Coupland, Friday, 10 July 2015 on product 5.0V 200mA Polycrystalline Solar Cell
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    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.

    Posted by Michael Lockhart on Friday, 10 July 2015
Posted by Bob, on product 5.0V 200mA Polycrystalline Solar Cell
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    A: 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.
    Posted by Michael Lockhart on Thursday, 20 July 2017

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Electrical characteristics:

  • Operating voltage: 5V.
  • Operating current 200mA.
  • Typical UK Output Current: 150mA in Summer (weather dependent).
  • Rated power: 1W.
  • Built in blocking diode: No.
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