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R199.90  Inc VAT
Ideal for your dc electronic projects.
R49.90  Inc VAT
Light a fire using only the sun. Use for any outdoor activities, such as camping, hiking, hunting, fishing etc. Why does PiShop stock this? Because we like cool gadgets and especially solar related items. Nope it can't power your RPi.
R174.90  Inc VAT
We found this little unit great to measure our incoming solar power versus outgoing battery load on a second unit
R299.90  Inc VAT
R199.90  Inc VAT
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Cinko 10 - 10W Solar Panel (10W Solar panel)

General characteristics

  • Cell: Polycrystalline solar cell 78 x 22 mm.
  • No. of Cells (Connections): 36 (4x9).
  • Panel Dimensions: 280mm x 350mm x 17 mm.
  • Weight: 1 kg.
  • Connectors and Cables: Available upon request.

Electric performance at STC *

  • Maximum Power: 10 Wp.
  • Power Tolerance: 0/+5 Wp.
  • Maximum Power Voltage: 18 V.
  • Maximum Power Current: 0.56 A.
  • Open Circuit Voltage: 22.1 V.
  • Short Circuit Current: 0.73 A.
R199.90  Inc VAT
5V Monocrystalline 1W Mini Solar Panel (5V 1W solar panel)
Specifications:


Build Your DIY Powered Models,Solar Display and Solar Toys

Power: 1W
Voltage: 5V
Material:Monocrystalline Silicon
Size: 60x110mm




Package Includes:

1x 5V Solar panel
Ideal for your dc electronic projects.
R49.90  Inc VAT
2 x MF MC4 Male Female solar Cable Connectors (Solar M/F connector set)
Features :
 
1. Install easily and quickly
2. Waterproof and dustproof
3. Lock provides secure docking

 
Specifications:

Rated voltage: 1000 V
Rated impulse voltage: 1000 V
Test voltage: 6 kV (50 Hz)
Suitable for cables: 10, 12, 14 AWG (2.5mm/4mm/6mm)
Rated current: 24A - 14 AWG (2.5mm), 30A - 12 & 10 AWG (4mm & 6mm)
Protection grade: IP67
Contact material: Copper, silver-plated
Insulation material: PC/PA
Operating temperature: -40degC ~ +90degC
Safety class: II
Flame class: UL94-V0
Contact resistance: le5mOmega
Insertion / Withdrawal force: le50N / ge50N
Locking system: Snap-in 
 
Package includes :
 
2 x Solar Cable Male Connectors
2 x Solar Cable Female Connectors
R34.90  Inc VAT
Solar Igniter Survival Emergency Fire Tool (Solar ignitor)
Specifications:
Material: Aluminum/Plastic
Color: Silver
Diameter: approx. 100mm
Name:Signal Mirror / Lighter
Weight:40g
 
Features:
1.Made of Aluminum and Plastic,Energy efficient.
2.Use for any outdoor activities, such as camping, hiking, hunting, fishing etc.
3. Use this to make a fire, all you need is the sun and a fire source, like dry leaves, tinder, small pieces of wood, coconut husk, paper, cigarettes, cigars etc.
4. Can be used as a signal mirror in case of emergencies.

Video available at https://youtu.be/czquaJA4484

Package Includes:
1 X Solar Lighter
Light a fire using only the sun. Use for any outdoor activities, such as camping, hiking, hunting, fishing etc. Why does PiShop stock this? Because we like cool gadgets and especially solar related items. Nope it can't power your RPi.
R174.90  Inc VAT
MC4T-A1 Solar Branch Cable Splitter MFF FMM (Solar split MFF FMM connector)
Description:  

1.  Widely used in the connection of MC4 solar connectors for solar system;
2. With the capacity of anti-aging and resistance to ultraviolet radiation on the outer cover;
3. To meet the using requirement under bad outdoor conditions;
4. Easy and reliable connection of the solar cables to the pv system (solar panels, inverters).
 
Specifications:
 
Product No.: MC4T-A1
Rated Voltage: TUV 1000V DC / UL 600V DC 
Rating Current: 20A~30A
Suitable cable cross sections: 2.5mm2~ 6.0mm2 / 14AWG~ 10AWG 
Pin dimension: 4.0mm 
Proof voltage: DC 8KV(1Min)  
Pollution degree: 2 
Protection class: Class II 
Contact Material: Copper, tin-plated 
Contact Resistance:  5mW 
Connector Material: PPO 
Degree of Protection IP: IP67(IEC 60529)
Temperature Range: -40oc  +85oc 
Flame Class: UL94V - 0 

Package includes:

1 x MC4T-A1 Solar PV MC4 Branch Connector set (1 x MFF and 1 x FMM)
R89.90  Inc VAT
MS Spare parts kit (outdoor unit) for DIY Weather Station with Solar RF sender (Weather sensor kit solar)

Description:

This kit includes the sensor parts to build your own DIY weather station

Includes the below parts:


Have a look at the Rasberry Pi Foundation weather project for a wired solution to use these sensors:
https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/projects/build-your-own-weather-station

For the brave there is a discussion on sniffing the signal from the RF sender:
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=96780

And some good reading at https://rayshobby.net/wordpress/reverse-engineer-wireless-temperature-humidity-rain-sensors-part-1/
R2,299.90  Inc VAT
MS Flux PEN for DIY Solar cell Panels and soldering projects (Misol flux pen)

Description:

  • No-Clean Flux
  • Net volume: 10ml
  • Shelf life @ 25 degree C: 2 year
  • Push the pen tip to start the flux flow
  • Keep the pen cap on when not in use.

Warning:

  • When coming into contact with skin, please wash the area immediately to avoid skin irritation.
  • Do not consume.
  • Please store in a safe location where children can not reach it.


Resources:
Introduction to soldering
Video: How to solder properly
The secrets to good soldering
R49.90  Inc VAT
MC4 Parallel connector 3M1F/3F1M for 3 solar panels (MC4 3 way solar connector set)

Description:

This listing includes: 10 pairs of MC4 parallel connectors for 3 solar panels. (FFFM and MMMF)

 

Application:

It can be used for connecting 3 solar panels in parallel.

 

Advantage:

1). Easy to use

2). TUV certification

 

Specifications:

Description

Parameter

Rated Voltage (VDC)

1000

Rated Current (A)

40A

Low Ambient Temperature (°C)

-40°C

Upper Ambient Temperature (°C)

+90°C

Degree of Protection (IP Code)

IP67

Contact Material

Copper

Insulation Material

PPO+PA

Certification

TUV

Connection resistance

<= 1m Ω

Insertion force

<=60N

Withdraw force

>=60N

Flame class

UL94-VO

R179.90  Inc VAT
6V/12V 10A Solar PWM Charge Regulator With Intelligent LED Indicator (mini solar charge controller)
Features:

PWM controller,Long standby time
Three stage charging can effectively improve battery life.
Easy installation and easy operation
LED indicator, battery power display
Manual adjustable discharge mode


Specifications:

Charging mode: PWM
System current:5A/10A
Voltage:6V/12V
Interior input power:≤30W/≤60W
Overload, short circuit protection: 1.5 times rated current, five minutes off;Five minutes to recover
Rated voltage no-load current:≤6mA


Package includes:

1x Solar controller
1x User manual
R179.90  Inc VAT
130A High Precision DC Watt Meter And Power Analyzer (DC Power analyzer)
Examples of Uses:

How Much Power Does my Fridge Use - with the Battery connected to the SOURCE side and Car Fridge (or other accessory) connected to the LOAD side. The Watt Meter shows the current into the Fridge, voltage and power at the battery and accumulates the Ah and Wh while the fridge is running.

How much charge is going into my battery - With a battery charger (or alternator) connected to the SOURCE side and the aux battery connected to the LOAD side, the Watt Meter shows the charging current into the battery, the voltage and charging power at the battery and accumulates the charge (Ah) and energy (Wh) into the battery.

What is the output of my solar panel  - With a solar panel connected to the SOURCE side and solar regulator connected to the LOAD side, the Watt Meter shows the charging current into the regulator, the voltage and charging power at the solar panel and accumulates the charge (Ah) and energy (Wh) into the regulator.

How much charge is my solar panel putting into my battery - Now with a solar regulator connected to the SOURCE side and battery connected to the LOAD side, the Watt Meter shows the charging current into the battery, the voltage and charging power at the regulator and accumulates the charge (Ah) and energy (Wh) into the battery.

Specification:


Item NameWatt Meter and Power Analyzer
Item NO.FT08
Operation Voltage4.8V-60V
Measures Range0-130A, resolution 0.01A;
0-60V, resolution 0.01v;
0-6554W, resolution 0.1w;
0-65Ah,resolution 0.001An;
0-6441Wh,resolution 0.1Wh;
LCD16 x 2, backlit LCD display
Size85 mm x 43 mm x 25 mm (3.35 in x 1.69 in x 0.98 in)
Weight82g
ColorBlack

English Manual please click here

Package Includes:
1x 130A High Precision Battery Watt Meter And Power Analyzer
We found this little unit great to measure our incoming solar power versus outgoing battery load on a second unit
R299.90  Inc VAT
MS Professional Wireless Weather Station Touch Panel w/ Solar sensor, w/ PC interface (PC link weather station USB)

Product Description

Professional Weather Station with PC interface, 433Hz
Touch panel
 with stylus.
Transmitter (outdoor unit) powered by solar

Features: 
1) Touch screen panel (touch by stylus)
2) USB port for easy connection to your PC 
3) All the weather data from the base station and weather history data with user adjustable measuring intervals can be recorded and uploaded to your PC 
4) Free PC software for transfer weather data to PC 
5) Rainfall data (inches or millimeters): 1-hour, 24-hour,one week,one month and total since last reset. 
6) Wind chill and Dew point temperature display ( °F or °C) 
7)Records min. and max. wind chill and Dew point with time and date stamp 
8) Wind speed (mph, m/s, km/h, knots, Beaufort) 
9) Wind direction display with LCD compass 
10) Weather forecast tendency arrow 
11) Weather alarm modes for: a) Temperature b) Humidity c) Wind chill d) Dew point e) Rainfall f) Wind speed g) Air pressure h) Storm warning 
12) Forecast icons based on changing barometric pressure 
13) Barometric pressure (inHg or hPa) with 0.1 hPa resolution 
14) Wireless outdoor and indoor humidity (% RH) 
15) Records min. and max. humidity with time and date stamp 
16) Wireless outdoor and indoor temperature (°F or °C) 
17) Records min. and max. temperature with time and date stamp 
18) 12 or 24-hour time display 
19) Perpetual calendar 
20) Time zone setting 
21) Time alarm 
22) High light LED backlight 
23) Wall hanging or free standing 
24) Synchronized instant reception 
25) Low power consumption (over 2 years battery life for transmitter)
26) RCC function (not included on this model)
27) solar powered transmitter (outdoor unit)

 

Package includes: 
1) Receiver 
2) Four outdoor sensors: thermo hydro transmitter, wind speed sensor, wind direction sensor and rain sensor 

Specifications: 
1) Outdoor temperature range: -40.0 °C to + 65.0 °C (-40 °F to +149 °F) 
2) Indoor temperature range: 0 °C to + 50.0 °C (32 °F to +122 °F) 
3) Humidity range: 10% to 99% (1% resolution) 
4) Rain volume display: 0 - 9999mm (show OFL if outside range) 
Resolution : 0.3mm (if rain volume < 1000mm) ,1mm (if rain volume > 1000mm) 
5) Wind speed: 0~100mph (show OFL if outside range) 
6) Measuring range air pressure: 27.13inHg - 31.89inHgResolution : 0.01inHg 
7) Alarm duration : 120 sec 
8) Transmission range up to 100m (330 feet) 
9) Power consumption:
a) Receiver: 3 x AA alkaline batteries (not included)       b) Sensor: 2 x AA alkaline batteries (not included) 
10) Transmission frequency: 433MHz

R3,499.90  Inc VAT
MPPT Solar Regulator 12/24 V, Tracer A 30A, Input 100V (Tracer3210A) (EPEVER MPPT solar charger)
Tracer A series adopts positive design with LCD and advanced MPPT control algorithm with 99.5% efficiency. The products can track the MPP point fast and accurately in any situation which will improve energy efficiency and obtain the maximum solar energy.

The original solar controller made by EPsolar for GWL/Power.

Features:

  • Advanced MPPT technology
  • High tracking efficiency no less than 99.5%
  • Peak conversion efficiency of 98%
  • Ultra-fast tracking speed
  • Accurately recognizing and tracking of multiple power point
  • Multi-function LCD displays system information intuitively
  • User programmable for battery types, load control etc.
  • 3-Stage charge with PWM output
  • Common positive grounding design
  • RS485 port with industrial standard MODBUS open architecture
  • Fully programmable function via PC software or remote meter

Electronic protections:
  • PV reverse polarity protection
  • PV short circuit protection
  • PV over current alarm protection
  • Battery overcharge protection
  • Battery over discharge protection
  • Battery reverse polarity protection
  • Load short circuit protection
  • Load overload protection
  • Controller overheating protection

MPPT function is a smart tracking algorithm that maximizes the energy from the solar PV module(s) and charge the battery. Solar Controler also control of low voltage disconnect function (LVD) will prevent the battery damage from battery over discharging.

Wiring and working of controller

Please NOTE: In case of using LiFePO4 batteries is recommended to check the status of voltage during charging and discharging with another external electronics.

Advance features:

  • Support for LiFePO4 and LiFeYPO4 batteries was tested successfully
  • Auto recognition of 12 / 24V system.
  • Innovative Maximum Power Point Tracking technology to optimize using the solar system.
  • Function of automatic recognize day/night.
  • Dual Timer function with 1-15 hours option for street lights
  • Support for Sealed, Gel and Flooded battery option of LiFePO4 battery
  • Temperature sensor and output for external temperature sensor
  • Electronic protection: over charging, over discharging, overload, short circuit.
  • Reverse protection: any combination of solar module and battery.

Included USB monitoring cable

This MPPT regulator can be monitored using a PC with WINDOWS. Check the Solar Controller Monitor for Tracer series (RS-485/USB) to learn about a simple way to monitor and store the log of the charging and discharging history.


Remote Battery Temperature sensor included





Parameters



Max. power (W)720
Weight (kg)1,2
Max output current (A)30
Height (mm)228
Width (mm)164
Depth (mm)55
Nominal Voltage (V)12/24
Max. input voltage (V)100
TechnologyMPPT


Documents

190201_Regulator_Tracer_A_30A_REG-TR3210A_A4.pdf

tracerA-manual.pdf


R2,899.90  Inc VAT
Cinco 30W 36 Cell Poly Solar Panel (Solar panel 30W)
CINCO SOLAR- the high and new technology enterprise, specialize in the research, development, design, production and marketing of solar products and electronic environmental-protection products. These lines cover Solar panel, Power Inverter, Solar Controller and Solar Power System Solution etc. We have a team of professors and senior engineers, who have devoted all their lives to do research and development in solar energy and environmental-protection products. We also have in our employment a team of marketing and management personnel, who are dedicated and experienced. We market our products worldwide. As they are innovative, of high aesthetic value and yet, at competitive prices, they are very well received by our customers from all over the world.

Not included:

MC4 Male Female solar Cable Connector Set

Description

  • Rating: 30W
  • Efficiency: 13.1%
  • Width: 510mm
  • Height: 450mm

Weight:3 kg

Rated Power:30 W
Length:450 mm
Width:510 mm
Depth:25 mm
VMPP:17.6 V
IMPP:1.7 A
Voc:21.8 V
Temp. Coefficient (Mpp):-0.04 %
Clamp position on panel:Long and short side
Efficiency:13.1 %
R429.90  Inc VAT
Solar Power Management Module, for 6V~24V Solar Panel (WS solar manager)

Overview

This solar power management module is designed for 6V~24V solar panel. It can charge the 3.7V Li battery through solar panel or USB connection, and provides 5V/1A regulated output.

The module features MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking) function and multi protection circuits, therefore, it is able to keep working with high-efficiency, stability, and safety. It is suited for solar powered, low-power IoT, and other environmental protection projects.

Features

  • Supports MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking) function, maximizing the efficiency of the solar panel
  • Supports solar panel / USB connection battery charging
  • For 6V~24V solar panel, DC-002 jack input or screw terminal input
  • Onboard MPPT SET switch, select the level closed to input level to improve charging efficiency
  • Two 5V output interfaces: pinheaders and USB port
  • Onboard high capacity aluminum electrolytic capacitor and SMD ceramic capacitor, reducing the ripple, stable performance
  • 14500 battery holder and PH2.0 battery connector, for connecting multi kinds of 3.7V Li battery
  • Several LED indicators, for monitoring the status of solar panel and battery
  • Multi protection circuits: over charge / over discharge / reverse protection / over heat / over current, stable and safe to use

Specifications

  • Solar panel input voltage (SOLAR IN): 6V~24V
  • Micro USB input voltage (USB IN): 5V
  • Pinheader / USB output (USB OUT): 5V 1A
  • Charging cutoff voltage: 4.2V±1%
  • Over discharging protection voltage: 2.9V±1%
  • Solar panel charge efficiency:: ~78%
  • USB charge efficiency:: ~82%
  • 3.7V battery boost output efficiency: ~86%
  • Max quiescent current: <2mA
  • Operating temperature: -40℃~85℃
  • Dimension: 65.2mm × 56.2mm × 22.9mm

What's on Board

  1. Solar panel charging input: charged by solar panel, DC-002 jack or screw terminal
  2. USB charging input: charged by USB connection, connect a 5V power adapter through the Micro USB port
  3. 5V/1A power output: provides regulated 5V/1A output, USB port or 2.54mm pinheader
  4. Battery interfaces: for connecting 3.7V Li battery, PH2.0 connector or 14500 battery holder
  5. CS8501: USB power management chip, for USB charging and 5V/1A boost output
  6. CN3791: solar power management chip, for solar panel charging and buck input
  7. Li battery protection chip: Li battery over charge / over discharge protection
  8. Battery switch
  9. MPPTSET switch (bottom side):
    supported level: 6V/9V/12V/18V/24V
    select the level closed to input level to improve charging efficiency
  10. BOOT key
  11. Battery capacity indicators
  12. USB charging indicators:
    USB Charge: on when USB charging
    USB Done: on when the battery is full charged by USB
  13. Solar panel charging indicators:
    Solar Charge: on when solar panel charging
    Solar Done: on when the battery is full charged by solar panel
    Solar Warning: on when solar panel reverse connection
  14. Battery warning: on when battery reverse connection
  15. Power output indicator: 5V/1A output

Application Example

Dimensions

Development Resources

Wiki : www.waveshare.com/wiki/Solar_Power_Manager

Recommendation

Applicable solar panel: Solar Panel (6V 5W)

R139.90  Inc VAT
Solar Panel (6V 5W) (6V 5W solar panel)

Specifications

  • Solar cell type: 156 monocrystalline cell
  • Surface: toughened glass
  • Frame material: anodic oxidation aluminum alloy
  • Back board material: 0.25mm PET
  • Power: 5.0W ± 5%
  • Operating voltage: 6.0V ± 5%
  • Operating current: 833mA ± 5% (max)
  • Open circuit voltage: 7.2V ± 5%
  • Short circuit current: 916mA ± 5%
  • For use with: Solar Power Manager

Note: specifications above are tested on standard condition: 1000W/m2 radiation intensity, 25℃, AM1.5 air quality.

Application Example

A simple solar power supply system:

Dimensions


R199.90  Inc VAT
MC4 Solar Crimping Pliers for 2.5-6.0mm PV Solar Panel Cable Black and Red (solar cable crimper)
Description:

MC3/MC4 solar pv hand crimping tool
For non-insulated open plug-type connector

Package Includes:

1 x crimping tool
R439.90  Inc VAT
1 Pair MC4 Branch Y Adapter Connectors M/M/F and F/F/M For Solar Panel Cable (Y solar split cable)
Description:

Operating Current: 20A (4mm), 30A (6mm)
Withstanding Voltage: DC1000V
Contact resistance: <=>
Insulation resistance:500MΩ
For single-core cable cross-section: 1.5mm to 4mm
Cable OD Range: Φ5mm ~ Φ 7mm
Ambient temperature: -40 ° ~ + 105 °
Protection class: IP67
Insulation material: PPO, Black
Contact: Copper cn, sn Nickel
Flammability rating: UL94-VO
Terminal connection: Crimp

Package Includes:

1 x  pair Y connector cables(M/M/F and F/F/M)
R129.90  Inc VAT
1 pair MC4 3Y Branch parallel connection 30A 1000V solar Panel Cable Connector(MMMF and FFFM) (solar 3way split cable)
Description:

Auto-lock enables more easy and reliable connection.
Water and dust proof.

Insulation material:     GE PPO
Rated Voltage:     TUV 1000 DC/ UL 600V DC
Test voltage:     6KV(50Hz,1Min)
Contact material:    copper, tin plated
Contact resistance:    less than 0.5 m ohm
Degree of protection:     IP67
Pollution Degree:     2
Protection class:     Class II
Flame class:     UL94-V0
Plug Force:    less than 50N
Withdrawal force:     more than 50N
Ambient temperature range:     -40  ~ +  90.
Compatible cable cross sections  Solar cable:      2.5mm⊃2; ,4.0 mm⊃2; and 6.0 mm⊃2; (14 awg,12awg,10awg)
Pin dimension:     4.0mm

Package Includes:

1 x pair 3 way split cables(MMMF and FFFM)
R169.90  Inc VAT
1pair(2pcs) spanner for MC4 Solar Panel Connector (MC4 solar spanner)
Description:

This spanner is a Multi-contact solar connector spanner, suitable for assembling and disassembling of MC4 male/female connectors.
Light, small and easy to use
Double - quick screw down.
Saved time and manpower for installation.
Size: 108mm x 30mm x41mm/4.25 x 1.18 x 1.61inch

Package Includes:    

1Pair(2pcs) MC4 spanners
R29.90  Inc VAT
MC4 Compatible Adaptor Diode connection 15A (mc4 diode 15A connector)
Description:
Item no: MC4-D
Rated voltage: 1000 V
Rated impulse voltage: 1000 V
Rated current: 24A - 14 AWG (2.5mm), 30A - 12 & 10 AWG (4mm & 6mm)
Test voltage: 6 kV (50 Hz)
Protection grade: IP67
Insulation material: PC/PA
Contact material: Copper, silver-plated
Operating temperature: -40degC ~ +90degC
Safety class: II
Flame class: UL94-V0
Contact resistance: le5mOmega
Insertion / Withdrawal force: le50N / ge50N
Suitable for cables: 10, 12, 14 AWG (2.5mm2/4mm2/6mmsup2;)
Locking system: Snap-in

Package Includes:

1 x MC4 Compatible Adapter Diode connection 15A
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