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Thread: Solar panels?

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    Solar panels?

    How would solar panels to charge a 7.2 volt batteries and that go for 1500 milli amps?

    can only be around 2" by 3" or 3 1/2"

    i'm looking for this to help power my rc car (1/18 scale).
    There are 6 batteries to power the motor and i need it to help so i dont have to keep charging the battery and the solar panel can just charge it for me then.

    Someone help me with this?
    websites.
    Ideas.
    Anything.
    If it will work?

    Just please help me

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    You'll be lucky to get much out of a solar panel that size.
    4.8W from a panel much larger : http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?...4&doy=21m6#faq
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    Don't you watch Medium? You just need to build a little house for the solar panel, and if anything, you'll have too much power. To burn off the extra power, you'll probably want to put something like an air-horn with its own little compressor, otherwise the car will catch fire.

    Also, be careful with the new high efficiency solar panels, they can actually suck sunlight from the surrounding area. This means that your R/C car would be in a 5-6 foot wide zone of absolute darkness, so you'll probably want to also put a small light on the roof so you can see where it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairboy View Post
    Don't you watch Medium? You just need to build a little house for the solar panel, and if anything, you'll have too much power. To burn off the extra power, you'll probably want to put something like an air-horn with its own little compressor, otherwise the car will catch fire.

    Also, be careful with the new high efficiency solar panels, they can actually suck sunlight from the surrounding area. This means that your R/C car would be in a 5-6 foot wide zone of absolute darkness, so you'll probably want to also put a small light on the roof so you can see where it is.

    genius.
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    i havent no can u give me a link or something to help?

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    Sure thing, just Google 'Illudium PU-36 Explosive Space Modulator', there's a guy named Marvin who sells them. Remember, it's vital to attach the +/- poles correctly or else there's a chance you'll generate a Higgs-Boson Boson cascade and you'll end up with an infestation of theoretical particle phyisicists in your neighborhood. They're the devil to get rid of.
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    would it work?

    Will this work to keep the car running when it is light our side and when its dark to just run off of the battery?

    Or will the Battery be used at all times?

    the battery is a 1500milliamps and is 7.2 volts.

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    why u put that there dosnt help me

    so i need help
    will it work to do my other post?

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    LMFAO!


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