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Bypass Diode with Solar Panels

PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:46 pm
by jabberwocky_one
Hello, I'd like to know if I need to connect bypass diodes for a single SC-06V-500MA.
How do I go about it if it is needed?
I'm worried as for my application, shadowing often happens.

Re: Bypass Diode with Solar Panels

PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:05 pm
by robosang
1st, what is SC-06V-500MA, if that is Cytron product, please put the URL. Most of us are not Cytron staff. Even Cytron own staff cannot memorize what is the product code.

Assuming that is a solar panel. shadowing mean no sunlight? OK, if you are worry, just put a cheap diode, 1N4007 will do. From solar panel + line to load/battery. That will block the battery from charging solar panel when there is no sunlight, if that is what you wan. Maybe 1N5819 can work too, assuming the current is within 1A.