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solar powered batteries?

Discussion in 'All other topics' started by toapro, Apr 19, 2005.

  1. toapro

    toapro Member

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    is it possible to charge rechargable batteries with solar cells?
     
  2. thecraigc

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    hi,

    i think it might be possible, if this works it's a good idea

    !!thecraigc!!
     
  3. Prisoner

    Prisoner Guest

    Yes This is how all solar cars work and most solar devices.

    What you need is the bateries
    A solar cell
    and Most important you need to connect the solar panel to the battery or pack using a diode. The diode will conduct current in only one direction, and only when the cathode voltage is positive relative to the anode voltage by a specified amount. This is needed as solar cells can drain the battery when not being excited with sun or a desk lamp.

    Diodes can be purchased at radio shack or equivalent for less than a dollar.
     
  4. toapro

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    thanks...i was wondering about controlling the flow
     

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