These panels come to us from Voltaic Systems, makers of fine solar-powered bags and packs. These are waterproof, scratch resistant, and UV resistant. They use a high efficiency monocrystalline cell. They output 6V at 930 mA via 3.5mm x 1.3mm DC jack connector - a nice upgrade to the 2W or 3W panels they have been carrying. The substrate is an aluminum / plastic composite, specifically designed to be strong and lightweight. They can easily stand up to typical outdoor use including being dropped and leaned on. They're very high quality and suggested for projects that will be exposed to the outdoors. These now come with 4 plastic mounting screws which makes it easy to attach the panel, even to fabric!
If you want to use this to charge a battery or run your project, check out Adafruit's optimized Solar Lithium Ion/Polymer charger!
For some nifty ideas on what to do with your solar panels, check out Voltaic's DIY page
- Length: 220mm / 8.7"
- Width: 175mm / 6.9"
- Cell type: Monocrystaline
- Cell efficiency: 17%+
- Thickness (without screws): 5mm / 0.2"
- Thickness (with screws): 10mm / 0.4"
- Wire Length: 260mm / 10.2"
- Weight: 225g
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