Sunday, August 25, 2013

PV Panel connected up

24 Aug 2013: I've been back to Maplins for the more powerful regulator and that is now up and running - charging the bank of Nicad cells.
A double light switch is used as an isolator for the panel and for the line to the battery. It is super important to get the positive and negatives correctly wired up - check, double check before starting it up!There are 80 1.2 volt NiCad cells riveted together in lines, and in parallel to form a 12volt battery. Let's hope this works.
I will not draw any load off this yet, until it has had another day of charging from the panel.

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