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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 3
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 4
Good 1W solar panel – Solar Power Panel - 110*95mm (6V 200mA) Reviews

posted by npelov on 06/12/2010 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

Pros:
It gives About 1W power
Voltage is good for charging mobile phones
Cons:
It's not 200 mA. Short circuit is 180mA and looks like nominal current is about 150-160 mA. When I charge my phone directly current is 130-150 mA.
When it gets hot (10 minutes on strong sunlight) the current degrades to half - about 100 mA short circuit and 80 mA when charging my GSM.
It's a bit expensive. 3W panel costs about $7-$10 per watt. I found 10W panel for $48 ($4.80 per watt).
Other:
It needs good cooling if you are gonna use it whole day.
Bottomline:
It's good, but it could be cheaper.

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