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I'm considering buying a couple of these:3W solar panel• Typical voltage: 5.5V• Typical current: 540mA• Open-circuit voltage: 8.2 V• Maximum load voltage: 6.4V(how much of these panels is advisable and what's the best way to connect them?)
I really like the concept. I will make a similar vest but thinking of ways to use flexible solar panels on my backpack / coat instead of batteries. Since It doesn't get "THAT" cold in The Netherlands and I'm not always cold while riding my back and I'm simply just a fan of solar panels and green energy, I would appreciate it very much if any of you had tips and tricks on how to realize this project. I know I would first have to start by simply making the basic jacket with tape and wires. But how do I connect the solar panels, they don't have to provide on demand power I just want as much power/warmth as the sun provides. Thanks in advance.
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