Easy IKEA SUNNAN hack (non destructive)

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Easy IKEA SUNNAN hack (non destructive)

I always have a lot of stuff moving in the shop-window of my toy shop. To make it a bit lighter on battery consumption and better for the environment  I use the IKEA SUNNAN to make toys solar-powerd. The SUNNAN costs about 15,- euros in Holland and has a great solar battery charger with the batteries included.

This Hack is easy and non destructive to both toys and SUNNAN.

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Step 1: You will need

  • Some double wire
  • 2 or 4 flat ANP-connectors
  • Ikea SUNNAN LED-lamp
  • An electrical toy

  • Crimper
  • Wire stripper

Step 2: Make the cable

To make the cable:
  • Strip the last 5 mm from your wire. (if you have thin wire, then fold it double)
  • Put the stripped wire in the flat ANP-connector (The most common flat connectors will fit. The color will depend on the thickness of the wire you use)
  • Crimp the connector on the wire with the crimper
  • Do the same for all four wire-ends (two wires * two ends)
You will end up with a cable with two connectors on each side.

Step 3: The solar module

The solar module
  • Get your Sunnan lamp
  • Push the solar module out off the lamp (just push from the bottom, you won't need any tools)
  • Turn the module upside down
  • Put the connectors from one side of the cable in the slots in the bottom of the module (they should fit nicely)
Richard_Hell11 months ago
Even in the rest of the Netherlands it costs 15 euro's ;-) i purchased 2 today and was amazed by the flood of light it emited after the batteries were charged. It would do very well as a bikelight :-)
kenyer (author)  Richard_Hell11 months ago
I'm not allowed in the rest of the Netherlands so I only know what they cost in Holland :-)
Making the SUNNAN into a bikelight would be a really cool project. Let me know if you do so.
:-D k i will, i'm looking into some info to make a quick 'n dirty bikelight out of it together with some elektroscrap i have.
kenyer (author)  Richard_Hell24 days ago
So the light from the lamp powers itself and the crane??
kenyer (author)  jackjackboom1 year ago
hihi, LOL. Would be great if the lamp could power itself :)
Well, the solar module from the lamp powers the crane. Or it can be put back in the lamp.
Ohh. I see. But that would be cool to connect both the lamp and the crane to the solar supply.
kenyer (author) 1 year ago
Twee in serie is misschien wel net genoeg voor een Arduino. (heb ik nog niet geprobeerd)
diy_bloke1 year ago
misschien ook maar even een gaan halen. Goed idee
This is super clever!