I have seen a few tutorials on here regarding solar power and what to do with it, so I thought I'd add my own.
My brother-in-law is expert at all things electronic, i stung him for a few bits for this project that he had just laying around. Remnants of his old projects i imagine.
So, here is what i started with:
- 6* 12v Solar panels
- Wiring for panels with croc clips.
- 150w Inverter
Voltage Maximum Voltage Current Maximum Current Dimensions Weight
12 volts 17.5 volts 450mA 500mA 11.3"x14.13"x.71" .625kgs (1.4lbs)
I had no frame to mount them and had no idea what i was doing.
But first, mounting and wiring together!
Step 1: The rear of the solar panel mounted on the pallet
Here is the rear of the pallet.
I thank Freegle/Freecycle for the pallet.
I connected the wires together maintaining it at 12 volts but adding the amperage together. I have used some old lawnmower cable to feed to the control box.
Total amperage= 6*450mA or 2-3 amps max