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    6V solar recharger

    My neigh bor gave me an industrial strength (1 ft x 1ft) 6v Solar recharger.

    WTF - I want one but 12V!!!

    What can I recharge with a 6v?

    A 12v would be cool as everything is 12v..
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    Not sure if it's worth your time, but..

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boost_converter

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    Nothing lol . You need to check the current not only the voltage.

    But with panel with 25 modules of those you can charge a 4000mAh lipo .
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    6V solar recharger

    Quote Originally Posted by rlage View Post
    Nothing lol . You need to check the current not only the voltage.

    But with panel with 25 modules of those you can charge a 4000mAh lipo .
    It says 6V at 1.5 W

    250mw, I got it! Power my video goggles!!!
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    I put a 45W harbor freight kit on my airplane trailer


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    You should test it with a multimeter, but you will probably need a solar charge converter as well. My solar panel says "12v" but on a sunny day it puts off 20v+. You could also get another one and wire them in series.

    They are great when combined with a lead-acid battery for charging flight packs, but I certainly wouldn't trust my goggles to one, a cloud passes by and you'd lose video.

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    Id definitely use a battery, and have this onto it, it keeps my flight box and the trailers battery topped off great. I can charge batts and planes at the field, and itll top off the batteries, going to add a panel kit to my travel trailer next

    Here is the charge controller that came with the 45w kit


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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnVH View Post
    I put a 45W harbor freight kit on my airplane trailer

    Holy crap you got a trailer now?

    I thought I was bad with a QAV500, 540, tricopter, Zephyr, EZStar, TW40, and soon to be SkyHunter.

    And those are just my FPV things, not even counting my Nitro stuff!
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    haha, I had to buy that trailer 10 years ago because my planes are too big to fit into my truck...

    At the time I was sponsored by Composite-ARF (and a bunch of other companies)and had their 3.3m (132") yak 55SP

    Doing a demo at Skagit airport



    Planes in the trailer pic on the top shelf is a turbine jet, bottom left is a 43% (126"ws) PAU edge, right of that is a 106" Edge, then some smaller electrics next to the jet and on the ceiling, and have a bunch of planes that just don't all fit in there at the same time, then there is the fpv stuff.
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    6V solar recharger

    It's not a charger, it's just a 6 V solar panel.
    I have the I charger, there's a whole thread on battery chargers
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