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Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Tested the solar panels

Only the weak winter sun.

This was the voltage off the controller, floating charging a 7AH 12V SLA no problem.

However panels definitely generated enough to run the KX3 directly.

I even tested the shade thing by walking in from of one panel to block the sun and the whole lot still output power.

1 comment:

M1KTA said...

As asked.... Panels... ebay abt £148 (inc delivery). They are poly crystalline not mono... doesn't make any difference in EU but where I'm going... can't say DXCC as this one will be be zero announcements first. The panels need to be able to handle lots of ambient heat for 12 hrs a day. I'm hoping they will come home afterwards... but I guess they might be donated if I need help with anything out there.