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how to repair a chipped solar cell? is super glue ok to use to repair a broken cell? Answered

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Will super glue hold this piece back on ?And if the chipped part of the cell is put back in place will the cell work and function as a whole as if it were never broken and generating power = to a new unbroken cell?


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guyfrom7up (author)2009-12-15

how's it broken?  post a pic

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steveastrouk (author)2009-12-16

I'd be inclined to epoxy it to a piece of picture glass - the thin stuff they use for picture frames. It will be as still as the cell, then solder across the traces.


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Marsh (author)2009-12-15

 Super glue may not hold very well. I would use epoxy on a polystyrene backboard to reinforce it from behind then solder the collector traces back together with solder. Use small bits of wire to bridge them if necessary.

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