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Topic Review (Newest First)
08-16-2012 05:20 AM
wnvvea
Re: solar help

What kind of panel?
08-16-2012 02:59 AM
mdbee
Re: solar help

Was the panel disconnected from your charging system?
08-15-2012 10:44 PM
smallboatlover
Re: solar help

yes i was holding it in direct sunlight
08-15-2012 10:41 PM
Cruiser2B
Re: solar help

Quote:
Originally Posted by smallboatlover View Post
my panel read 3.5-4 volt but only .1 amps is it charging or is it junk?
before totally writing off the panel as junk, check all the connections for corrosion. And i know this may seem stupid and obvious but you did check output in direct sunlight?....had to ask
08-15-2012 10:38 PM
fmueller
Re: solar help

What kind of panel?
Under what conditions?
and how are you measuring the amperage? under load? shorted?

The voltage sounds awfully low for an open circuit voltage for pretty much any panel you'd buy so either the panel is junk, or more likely, you might be reading it wrong.


~Fortunat
08-15-2012 10:10 PM
smallboatlover
Re: solar help

ok thanks
08-15-2012 10:06 PM
sawingknots
Re: solar help

kindof sounds like junk
08-15-2012 09:34 PM
smallboatlover
solar help

my panel read 3.5-4 volt but only .1 amps is it charging or is it junk?

 
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