Help With Solar Panel

BlueMntn(z8 SC)January 8, 2003

I inadvertently hit the solar panel on my outside motion detector light with a 16 ounce hammer. The hammer won. All the other parts are working OK. I tried wiring in a 50 milliamp 6 volt solar cell. No success. It charges a 6 volt NICad battery which powers a 20 watt halogen bulb. Can anyone provide info on what I can do. I don't want to buy a new unit. No one seems to carry just a replacement panel. Thanks

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Ray Scheel(z8b/SS31 E. TX)

Did you get the polarity of the wires right?

    Bookmark   February 6, 2003 at 4:42PM
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syleanddesign(TX)

Can someone please tell me where I can find some solar panels that will fit over my aqurium so I can put a desk lamp on it and generate photosynthesis, and make my plants grow!

    Bookmark   May 3, 2005 at 10:11PM
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huisjen(z5 ME)

Syleanddesign, I don't understand what you are asking. If there is natural light available at the top of the aquarium, blocking it with a solar panel that powers an artificial light will result in less total light reaching the plants (in the aquarium?) since the efficiency of a solar panel is less than 100%. Plants do better with natural light than artificial light anyway, because artificial light has a limited spectrum (it doesn't contain all the frequencies of natural light; that's why colors don't look the same under lights as they do in daylight.)

Explain more, and I'll try to help.

(BlueMtn, sorry for the hijack.)

Katey

    Bookmark   May 9, 2005 at 9:14AM
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