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    LOL WOW is all i have to say...and Chairboy...you a ******* genius..and very generous for helping this dude out LOL
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    You shouldn't need to use the battery, at night you just turn the solar panels upside down or reverse the polarity. That should work as well as the rest of the advice so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enforcer View Post

    I also heard that they are thinking of taking gullible out of the dictionary, since it isn't a real word.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairboy View Post
    You shouldn't need to use the battery, at night you just turn the solar panels upside down or reverse the polarity. That should work as well as the rest of the advice so far.

    but i need a 7.2 volt and a 1500mA solar panel that is only like 3' by 2" or something like that to power it then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Withey View Post

    I also heard that they are thinking of taking gullible out of the dictionary, since it isn't a real word.

    But what about that great explorer who was a midget in the land of giants, and then was a giant himself in a land of small shrunken people, wasn't his name Gullible?

    Are telling me that wasn't real as well?

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    Just connect a very strong lamp to the battery/solar panel and aim it at the solar panel. That way it will even work at night!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausi319 View Post
    but i need a 7.2 volt and a 1500mA solar panel that is only like 3' by 2" or something like that to power it then.
    I forgot to mention the importance of using a diode to make sure that the electricity only flows one way, from the solar panel to the battery. If you don't have one, there's a chance that the battery might discharge into the panel, converting it back into pure sunlight. Since the surface of the sun is almost 11,000 degrees fahrenheit (about 6,000C) you can imagine the chaos this could cause*.

    Maybe you should reconsider using solar in your project and stick to nice, safe batteries.

    * A little known fact, the bomb dropped on Hiroshima was essentially a collection of a few hundred old fashioned solar panels hooked to a car battery. They've gotten much more efficient since, making them quite dangerous if used improperly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairboy View Post
    I forgot to mention the importance of using a diode to make sure that the electricity only flows one way, from the solar panel to the battery. If you don't have one, there's a chance that the battery might discharge into the panel, converting it back into pure sunlight. Since the surface of the sun is almost 11,000 degrees fahrenheit (about 6,000C) you can imagine the chaos this could cause*.

    Maybe you should reconsider using solar in your project and stick to nice, safe batteries.

    * A little known fact, the bomb dropped on Hiroshima was essentially a collection of a few hundred old fashioned solar panels hooked to a car battery. They've gotten much more efficient since, making them quite dangerous if used improperly.


    I'm going to take pics of my car and body to help me but i just need help. I really think its a good idea. And the batteries only run about 7 mins anyway so i want to keep them charged.

    It is a 7.2 battery and is 1500 mA(i'll take a pic of that too.)
    Just someone promise they will help me i'm getting sick of this car only running that long and want it to run longer

    ok cant get pics on here too big of file
    ok well the car is about at max a foot
    by like 3"

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    k i put a little pic of the car might not help much but its not that big its a 1:18 scale racing car.

    i race it so i cant hurt it that bad. But i need solar power!
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