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    i think i will just use my charger(it also tells volts)
    but how do i tell how many amps my panel is sending into my battery?

    because that would have to be close if not over what my motor would take to charge it.
    If i could get that to work i could run with the battery all day(for the most part)

    But how do i take how much the panel will give to the battery
    and then how much the motor will take out of it
    (at the same time)(like 1 second for each?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausi319 View Post
    i think i will just use my charger(it also tells volts)
    but how do i tell how many amps my panel is sending into my battery?
    Use your tongue. If it feels similar to placing your hand into an electrical outlet, then you should probably put on some rubber gloves for protection.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ausi319 View Post
    because that would have to be close if not over what my motor would take to charge it.
    If i could get that to work i could run with the battery all day(for the most part)
    Remember, only if it feels like an electrical outlet, if not your battery life will be considerably less.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ausi319 View Post
    But how do i take how much the panel will give to the battery
    and then how much the motor will take out of it
    (at the same time)(like 1 second for each?)
    As for the amperage formula you seek here it is

    where x= your IQ, y= the grams of the broken solar panels, (that's why the absolute value signs are there, in case of a negative number) and p= the fourth root of -3. However since it is impossible to multiply an even quantity of negative numbers together to get a negative square root, you will have to deal with imaginary numbers. I have full confidence in your abilities to handle these problems, as you have proven beyond a shadow of reasonable doubt that you are a smart kid.

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    hey but would it charge the batteries and or power my kart all the time...

    i will upload pics of what i want to do l8er..

    but will it keep me running for a longer time?

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    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/atta...1&d=1224535607

    theres somewhat what i'm thinking about
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    I doubt it will have enough power to both charge the battery and keep you moving unless it is a sunny day and you are using the yellow petals for increased photon absorbance.

    Also, you can paint the "bubble" as you call it with a bright yellow to attract more light energy, and put the cells on top. Don't paint after you put the cells on, because then the paint would absorb all the light, and not leave any for the cells. The paint is more of a carrot to a horse. Hold in itfront of its face and it goes. Put paint behind the cells and the light wants to get there, but never does because it is intercepted by the solar cells.

    Even though it may not power it and charge at the same time, it will last a little bit longer than if you didn't. But just park it in the garage at night with a large sodium lamp above it, and it will recharge nicely for more daytime use... Unless you are an owl, and want to use it at night.
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    will that help it at all?
    like how long lets say a normal ride thing is around 7 mins
    how much would it affect it at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausi319 View Post
    will that help it at all?
    Yes


    Quote Originally Posted by Ausi319 View Post
    like how long lets say a normal ride thing is around 7 mins
    The time gained [in inverse Hertz] is proportional to the inverse square of the hypotenuse of the bubble multiplied by the complex conjugate of the electromagnetic plane normal to the bubble (as viewed with the sun being tangential) multiplied by 'K' where 'K' is the coefficient of static gullability.

    The coefficient can be looked up in a table and depends on many factors most of which being the impedance of the solar paste, and the material of the bubble.

    The EM plane has to be measured or guesstimated. Depends where you live, how close to the sun you are, your effective mass (gravity bends light you know). This can be assumed to be equal to (z(pi/2 + jK)) if on Earth around sea level and around no more than 100kg body mass which will simplify the calculation quite a bit.

    The rest is plug-n-chug simple math.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ausi319 View Post
    how much would it affect it at all?
    A lot
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    like i want it to stop on the outsides of the kart.
    so almost like a square type thing in the front but not...
    like it is a diagonal in the front flat on top and diagonal and then strait down to the back(water proof)
    then a hinged piece of it taken out so i can get in and out.

    (with the leak proof tape stuff that car doors have)

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    if it was 7 mins how much do you think it would help?
    (around maybe how much more time?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausi319 View Post
    if it was 7 mins how much do you think it would help?
    (around maybe how much more time?)
    You could see the time double.
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