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Direct solar charging?
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Direct solar charging?

by HeliosPrime on Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:18 am

I have a 26 watt 12 volt solar panel (brunton Solaris 26) that I take camping. I'm looking for information on what components I need between the solar panel and any device That can take a micro USB charge at 5v up to 2.1amps ( phones, tablets, flashlights, etc), will the power boost work for that? I'd like to avoid the additional lipo battery component if possible... it's one less possible failure point in the back country.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Direct solar charging?

by adafruit_support_rick on Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:45 pm

powerboost won't take 12V. You could use one of these to get your 12 down to 5:
https://www.adafruit.com/products/1385

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