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

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?



how's it broken?  post a pic

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.



8 years ago

 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.