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Solar Mintyboost
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Solar Mintyboost

by oshiricohn on Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:19 pm

I've almost completed my Solar Mintyboost kit. I've got my added solid yellow LED while it's charging and the builtin red LED power light when charging through the mini-USB connector. I've made an extension cable for the solar panel but when I plug that in (with the USB power cable disconnected), instead of solid lights, the red and yellow LED start blinking on and off.

No blue smoke, but that doesn't seem right. :roll:

I think I need to swap the wires from the solar panel at the extension plug. Can someone confirm this, please?
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Re: Solar Mintyboost

by oshiricohn on Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:02 pm

Sorry, first time post and I'm RTFD challenged.

I'm working with a

USB / DC / Solar Lithium Ion/Polymer charger kit
Lithium Ion Polymer Battery - 3.7v 2500mAh and
Medium 6V 2W Solar panel

The cable I'm using has a 1.3mm female socket for the solar panel and the bare end is connected to a Radio Shack 2.1mm plug.
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Re: Solar Mintyboost

by adafruit_support_bill on Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:09 am

Post some photos showing how you have everything connected.

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