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Solar Wiimote charger

Step 2: Panels

Picture of Panels
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For each wiimote i had 2x 3v 50mA cells connected in parallel, These were mounted on a PVC pipe in a manner to allow me to twist the pipe. The windowsill would get the most light but isn't always convenient so sometimes I want rear facing panels and sometimes front.

Pairs of panels were soldered with a diode the to white (+) wire this should stop the battery discharging through the panel but allow the panels to charge the battery.

 
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