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dc to solar conversion

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:46 am
i am tryin to convert my r/c power source, from dc to solar panel. the rechargable battery is between 4-8 volts with 30 mA output, will a 7.2 v solar panel w/ 100 mA output work? this is the only question i have, it is project, i have done my research, but i could'nt come up with a good reply. the servo and transmitter should work, i just want to make sure that i will have sufficient power source. thanks for all the replies.

Re: dc to solar conversion

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:50 am
by dyarker
If the specs you gave for battery and panel are correct, then the answer is yes.

If by r/c you mean remote control car, the 30mA seems low. You could make a hybrid with panel and battery. Panel recharges battery when parked, and provides some of the current while running.

Re: dc to solar conversion

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:20 am
would i need a new battery pack in order for this to work? seems like a good a idea, instead of running on panels only.
do u think i would a new schematics for this? i will be using the same transmitter and servo.

what do think?