Solar power controlled pump photo cell shutoff? Answered
I have a water feature in my front yard (small reservoir, and old style pitcher pump) that I ran on battery/solar power last summer. I would like to have the pump shut down during night time, but run during certain periods of the day. and charge a 12VDC battery via solar panels. I had it working last summer, with a small solar fountain pump, but it would run the battery down by continuing to operate after dark. There is no need for it to operate at night. I need a way to use a photo cell that would activate with daylight then de-activate at dark.