These 6 Volt, 9 Watt panels come to Adafruit from Voltaic Systems, makers of fine solar-powered bags and packs. They are waterproof, scratch resistant, and UV resistant.
Using a high efficiency monocrystalline cell and outputting 6V at ~1.5A via 3.5mm x 1.1mm DC jack connector, they are a nice upgrade to the 2W or 3W panels Adafruit have been carrying. The substrate is an aluminum / plastic composite, specifically designed to be strong and lightweight. These panels can easily stand up to typical outdoor use including being dropped and leaned on. They're very high quality and suggested for projects that will be exposed to the outdoors. These come with 4 plastic mounting screws which makes it easy to attach the panel, even to fabric!
To connect, we suggest a 3.5mm OD/1.1mm ID DC jack or you can use this handy adapter cable which will turn it into a standard 5.5mm/2.1mm DC plug
If you want to use this to charge a battery or run your project, check out Adafruit's optimized Solar Lithium Ion/Polymer charger!
For some nifty ideas on what to do with your solar panels, check out Voltaic's DIY page
- 254mm x 223.5mm / 10" x 8.8"
- Thickness (without screws): 5mm / 0.2"
- Thickness (with screws): 10mm / 0.4"
- Wire Length: 282mm / 11.1"
- Weight: 309g
- Monocrystalline cells - 19% efficient
- Open Circuit Voltage: 7.0V
- Peak Voltage: 6.0V
- Peak Current: 1500mA
- Peak Power: 9.0 Watt
- Urethane coating
- 3mm Aluminum/Plastic composite substrate
Mounting and Cables
- Four screws on back corners of panel allow multiple mounting options
- Output cable is 8.5 inches, 22cm long and has 3.5x1.1mm plug
For product support, replacement parts and warranty for all Voltaic products, click here!
Documentation and Resources:
We deliver Australia-wide with these options:
- $3 for Small Items (4-6 days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
- $6.95 for Standard Post (2-4 days, tracked)
- $8.95 for Express Post (1-2 days, tracked)
- Pickup - Free! Only available to customers who live in the Newcastle region (only after we email you to notify your order is ready)
International Orders - the following rates are for New Zealand and will vary for other countries:
- $11.49 for Pack and Track (3+ days, tracked)
- $16.50 for Express International (2-5 days, tracked)
If you order lots of gear, the postage amount might increment based on the weight of your order.
Our physical address:
Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
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