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how to connect multiple small solar cells to produce more output voltage? Answered

how do you connect small solar panels (such as in landscaping lights) in series to produce a max output voltage? i have tested one solar panel and the output voltage is around 2 v in bright sunlight. i want to connect five or six in series to produce at least an output of 10 volts.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Best Answer 10 years ago

Wire them in series, measure exactly which wires are positive wrt the other one with a meter, and put them +..- +...- +...- etc etc

Steve

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seandogue
seandogue

Answer 10 years ago

+1

For solar panels Series  ( +-+-...) means voltage multiplier, and Parallel means current multiplier

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 10 years ago

I think +1 back at you for the expansion !

Steve

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seandogue
seandogue

Answer 10 years ago

lol...ty...I just figured I'd toss a bit more to the mix for its educational value. Maybe one more educated newbie or at least maybe better armed for his next endeavor ;-)