These high output encapsulated mini-panels utilize solar cells similar to those that power satellites in space. Safe and simple to use, the mini-panels are ready to use out of the box and do not require soldering. The mini-panels are sturdy and allow for handling without the normal breakage and cell damage associated with handling most normal panels. A unique lens pattern allows these panels to collect light from all angles and each comes with 6” red and black lead wires already attached.
All mini-panels are tested VOC (voltage open circuit) and ISC (current short circuit) using one full sun condition.
Please note: Most applications require charging batteries (the solar operating voltage must be higher than the battery voltage). Direct powering of devices requires knowing the voltage and current of your device:
Light bulbs: Use light emitting diodes (LED) which require 3 volts, plus 50mA per LED.
Motors: We recommend motors that run 0.50v (1/2) to 7.2 volts, and require at most 100mA to start-up, then run at 20mA. The most important consideration for choosing a miniature motor is the "current"; many motors will require at least 200mA to 500mA of current to start-up.