A great little solar panel module, using the most efficient single crystal solar cell technology. Built with threaded mounting holes on the corners, plastic mounting feet, and a 3.5×1.1mm male barrel-style connector on an 8″ cord.
Additional connection accessories are available… see the Accessories tab below.
Dimensions: 135x112x5 mm (5.3×4.4×0.2 in)
Mass: 120 g (4 oz)
Substrate: 3 mm Aluminum/Plastic
Cell Type: Monocrystalline
Cell Efficiency: 18%
Open Circuit Voltage: 7.0 V
Peak Voltage*: 6.0 V
Peak Current*: 333 mA
Peak Power: 2.0 W
Connector: 3.5×1.1 mm plug
Mount: 4 stainless steel bolts
*Panel output is computed based on cell manufacturer’s data assuming 0% reduction of cell efficiency after packaging of cell strings. Electrical output tolerance +/- 10%. Under irradiance of 100 mW/cm2, absolute air mass of 1.5, at 25 °C, as per cell manufacturer’s specifications.
How To Use This Panel…
1. In your solar power projects
A great option for school science classes, electronics, and alternative energy studies. Cost effective, rugged, and efficient. Connect to your projects using the 3.1×1.1mm barrel connector on the end of the panel’s output cable.
2. To charge your USB devices
Connect directly to phones, GPS, & other USB devices using the optional Mini or Micro USB connectors. Note that the panel’s output current will vary with daylight intensity, and this may not make some USB devices happy. In these cases, your best option is to connect the panel to a storage battery pack that can deliver consistent power to the level your device wants (see the next option…)
3. Store power in a battery pack
This is by far the best option for powering USB devices. Connect the panel to a USB back-up storage battery using the optional Mini or Micro USB connectors. Or use the Voltaic V15 battery pack! The power you store from the panel in the back-up battery pack can be used any time, day or night, to charge your smartphone, GPS, camera, iPad, or other USB devices.
Connect Additional Panels Together
Want to combine several Voltaic solar panel together to create a more powerful solution?
Check the “Accessories” tab on this page to see the various plug-n-play circuit boxes available for doing just that. Combine 1, 2, 3, or 4 panels together in 6V or 12V configurations.
Want to use this solar panel to power your gear while out in the wilderness?
You will want to consider the following accessories…
Panel Straps – Secure the panel to your pack
Ansmann PL Vario Charger – Universal charger for AA/AAA, and most camera battery packs (3.6v-7.4v)
Who is Voltaic Systems?
Voltaic Systems is a full-service provider of remote charging solutions.
Established in 2004, Voltaic broke into the solar industry by designing the world’s first solar backpack. Since then, they’ve applied their extensive knowledge and experience to provide a complete line of solar panels and battery packs for both consumer and industrial customers.
Modern Outpost has been promoting Voltaic Systems’ products to the Canadian market since 2006.
From powering bednet distribution programs in Nigeria to designing custom power systems for large-scale asset tracking deployments, Voltaic’s customers count on their equipment to keep their devices charged. They choose Voltaic not only for innovative, high-quality products but because of their commitment to understanding project needs.
Voltaic’s mission is to promote sustainable technology through research and design while enabling our customers, big and small, to do more. We believe in quality engineering, collaborative problem solving and creating sustainable solutions that support our customers and the planet.
If you have any questions regarding Voltaic products, or wish to discuss a special solar project, please feel free to contact us.