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Interview with Jeff Crystal and Phillip Stearns @ EEWeb

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Interview with Jeff Crystal – COO and Phillip Stearns, Lead Product Development and Testing Technician; Voltaic Systems!


Solarpanel20W Lrg

Solarpanel20Wback Lrg
Medium 6V 2W Solar panel 2.0 Watt. These panels come to us from Voltaic Systems, makers of fine solar-powered bags and packs. These are waterproof, scratch resistant, and UV resistant. They use a high efficiency monocrystalline cell. They output 6V at 330 mA via 3.5mm x 1.3mm DC jack connector. The substrate is an aluminum / plastic composite, specifically designed to be strong and lightweight. They 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.

New! These now comes with 4 plastic mounting screws which makes it easy to attach the panel, even to fabric!

  • Size: 4.4″ x 5.4″ / 110mm x 140mm
  • Weight: 4 ounces / 120 grams
  • Cell type: Monocrystaline
  • Cell efficiency: 17%+

To connect, we suggest a 3.8mm OD/1.3mm ID DC jack

For some nifty ideas on what to do with your solar panels, check out Voltaic’s DIY page

In stock and shipping immediately.


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1 Comment

  1. Sigh. a 6V panel is so … marginal for charging the average USB gadget. Are there any regulator circuits that specialize in outputting voltages “near” the input voltage? Otherwise it seems to make more sense to get 12V worth of panel and an automotive (~12V) switching regulator…

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