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Old 09-14-2007, 10:27 AM #1
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Default 30volt solar cell.  Know of any good uses?

Years ago, I put together a solar charger. I get about 30 volts when its in full sun.

I made it a battery charger for alkaline batterys. I wanted to see if I could re-charge them and it worked. But it took a full day of charging to charge 2 aas.

The 2 AA's were at 0.9 volts and were at 1.4 at the end of the day.


does anyone know what I could use this solar cell for?


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You could send it to me, so I can upgrade my pathway lighting that is currently (get it ? CURRENT ! LOL !!!) only charged by a 8volt cell :-) I could get it to charge a LOT faster this way ! That is what I have been using all these luxeon LED's for....hehehehehe
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LOL senkat! you could make a solar powered laser? ;D
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Just to make a note here for safety, Alkaline batteries are not meant to be recharged! Doing so can cause the battery to leak, vent or explode.
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LOL senkat! you could make a solar powered laser? ;D

Why not ??? I saw a solar powered flashlight in Target for craps' sake !!!!
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yea go ahead and do it! put it in one of those water proof ones too! take it diving with you ;D
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Well,I have been charging alkalines for awhile. The low current doesn't seem to heat it up at all.
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