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I'm trying to wire in a solar panel to replace 2 C batteries, what should I do with the wires? Answered

I have opened the compartment where the batteries go, and have purchased a solar panel that will provide the exact amount of voltage to replace the batteries, but I want to completely replace the batteries, so I need to know how to wire it in there.  Can anyone set me in the right direction?

Thanks!

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

11 years ago

Wire the Positive terminal on the panel to the former positive terminal in the battery case, the same for the negative terminal.

You'll only get the exact voltage in full sunlight.

Steve

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 11 years ago

Oooh. Not had one of them before. I am honoured...

Steve, sat in his new Instructable T shirt, from the competition.

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lemonie
lemonie

Answer 11 years ago

Oh congrat's I missed that, but they were good.

I'm sure you could contribute, (please tidy up after me).

L

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AndyGadget
AndyGadget

11 years ago

'C' batteries are usually used in fairly power-hungry equipment.  Voltage is one thing, but are you sure the solar cell you've bought can supply the current it needs?
If you're unsure, tell us the spec. of the solar panel (or a link to it) and what type of equipment you're powering.