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Photo Cell use
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Photo Cell use

by lrolandh on Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:15 pm

I want to disable a 6V controller powered by a small lead acid rechargeable 6V battery. I want to be able to shut off the power to the controller during the daylight hours as it consumes some power and discharges the battery. I have the battery connected to a 15V solar panel that can recharge it during the daylight hours while the controller disabled. I am trying to use a photo cell (CDS photoresistor) but have not been able to hook it up correctly. I have viewed your diagrams but must be doing something wrong.

Thank you
Larry Hoy
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Re: Photo Cell use

by pm6041141 on Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:23 pm

Google solar garden light circuits. The cds is not required, you can just use some voltage feedback from the solar cell.
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