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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
R499.90  Inc VAT
R199.90  Inc VAT
R434.90  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
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
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
Cinco 50W 12V Solar Panel (50W solar panel)

Cinco Solar's standard panels widely used in large-scale ground solar power station, industrial and commercial roof solar power station, solar home power generation system.

Features

  • Aesthetic appearance with excellent efficiency based on innovative photovoltaic technologies.
  • High quality, strong aluminium frame, passing mechanical load testing 5400 Pa and wind pressure 2400Pa.

Technical Specifications

  • Maximum Power at STC (Pmax): 50W.
  • Optimum Operating Voltage (Vmp): 17.8V.
  • Optimum Operating Current (Imp): 2.81A.
  • Open-Circuit Voltage (Voc): 22.00V.
  • Short-Circuit Current (Isc): 3.01A.
  • Solar Module Efficiency (%): 14.01.
  • Dimension: 695 mm x 510 mm x 25mm.
  • Weight: 5kg.
  • Operating Temperature: -40˚C to 85˚C.
  • Maximum System Voltage (DC): 1000.
  • Maximum Series Fuse Rating: 10A.
  • Power Tolerance: +/-3%.
  • Cell Type: Poly.
  • Number of Cells: 36 Cell (156 x 156 series)


Not included:

MC4 Male Female solar Cable Connector Set


Package Includes:

1 x 50W solar panel
R499.90  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
SDDirectPro EnerSol 10 - 10W Solar Panel (10W Solar panel)
The SDDirect Module technology is recognized as a stable, established product and represents 90% of the worldwide market. The manufacturer guarantees an optimum performance of up to 80% over a 25 year period with the panels boasting a life time of over 30 years. SDDirect Poly-crystalline and Mono-crystalline technology modules are the most efficient modules in the world (best Wp/sqm ratio). High yield modules (minimum of 130 Wp/sqm) guarantee an optimized space occupation (2 ha for a 1 MWp project) unlike other photovoltaic technologies such as Thin Film modules which have a lower yield (up to 3,5 ha for a 1 MWp project) and are compounded of heavy metals.

Technical Specifications
.

General characteristics.

    * Cell Polycrystalline solar cell: 52 x 39 mm.
    * No. of Cells (Connections):36(6x6).
    * Panel Dimensions: 310 x 368 x 17 mm.
    * Weight: 1.5 kg.
    
Thermal conditions

    * Normal Operating Cell Temperature 800W/m² Irradiance, 20˚C,AM = 1.5: 48˚C ± 2˚C.
    * Power Temperature Coefficient: - 0.5%/K.
    * Current Temperature Coefficient: 0.035%/K.
    * Voltage Temperature Coefficient: - 0.37 MV/K.
    
Electric performance at STC* (*Standard Test Conditions : 1000W/m² irradiance, 25˚C and AM = 1.5).

    * Maximum Power: 10Wp.
    * Power Tolerance: 0/+5Wp.
    * Maximum Power Voltage: 18V.
    * Maximum Power Current: 0.56A.
    * Open Circuit Voltage: 21.1V.
    * Short Circuit Current:0.73A.

Limits.

    * Operating Temperature:- 40˚C to 85˚C.
    * Maximum System Voltage: 1000V DC.
R239.90  Inc VAT
30A LCD PWM Solar Panel Charge Controller 12V/24V with Dual USB (30A solar charge controller)
Features:
 
1.Using an industrial master chip.
2.LCD display.
3.Charge and discharge is available. Its parameters can be adjusted by yourself.
4.Fully 4-stage PWM technology.
5.Short-circuit protection, open circuit protection and reverse polarity protection.
6.Automatic recovery program.
7.With double MOS, calorific value is low.
 
Specifications:
 
Rated Voltage: 12V/24V(Auto recognition)
Rated Current: 30A
Charging Mode: PWM
USB output: 5V 2A
Self-consume: <10mA
Operating Temperature: -35 ~ 60 °C
Storage Temperature: -35 ~ 60 °C
Color: Blue
 
Package Includes:
 
1 x Solar Charge Controller
R229.90  Inc VAT
15A 45V Schottky Diode for solar panel (schottky diode 15A 45V)
Application: Schottky diodes are used in photovoltaic (PV) systems to prevent a reverse current flowing through the PV modules.

They are used in stand-alone ("off-grid") systems to prevent batteries from discharging through the solar cells at night.

15A 45V


Resources:
Intoduction
Basics, Types, Characteristics, Applications & Packages
R11.90  Inc VAT
Solar Power Starter Kit (KT solar starter kit)
Product Description

Learn how to harness the energy of the sun in your Electronics and Design and Technology projects with our new Solar Power Starter Kit. With this kit it is possible to build a simple solar charging and power supply system for a variety of useful low power devices.

As of 2017, renewable energy accounted for more than 25% of energy produced in the UK for the year. Environmental targets are such that this is set to increase year on year. Solar power is already a key player in the renewable energy market and there is the potential for it to grow much larger still. It has been estimated that covering just a fraction of the Sahara Desert in solar panels would provide enough electricity to power the energy needs of the whole world!

The Solar Power Starter kit itself is a simple kit to build and understand. Once the kit has been set up and placed in direct sunlight the batteries will begin to charge. If the light level is insufficient to facilitate charging, the diode prevents any of the charge held in the batteries from discharging back through the solar cell. The supplied switch enables you cut power to the kit that you are powering for greater recharging efficiency.

If used with the included Kitronik LED Desk Lamp Kit, for example, fully charged batteries will provide light for up to 17 hours, more than enough for a little light reading.

Note:

  • This kit requires assembly and some soldering.
  • The kit does not contain any connecting wire, you will need to use wire like Multi-stranded Wire.

Features:

  • Harness the energy of the sun and add simple solar charging and power supply to your low power devices.
  • Learn about renewable energy and how simple it can be incorporate into your designs.
  • A Small Signal Schottky Diode is supplied to protect against accidental discharging of the batteries through the solar cell.
  • Examples of Kitronik kits that can be used in conjunction with the Solar Power kit are;
    • 2155 5V LED Desk Lamp Kit-Included with the Solar Power Starter Kit.
    • 2157 FM Radio Kit V2.0.
    • 2165 Mono Amplifier Version 3.0.
    • 2162 USB Fan Kit.

Contents:

  • 1 x 5.0V 130mA Polycrystalline Solar Cell.
  • 1 x BAT41 Signal Diode.
  • 1 x SPST Toggle Switch.
  • 1 x 5V LED Desk Lamp Kit.
  • 1 x 3x AA Battery Holder with Flying Leads.
  • 3 x Rechargeable AA Battery (1300mA/h).

Solar Cell Dimensions:

  • Length: 58mm.
  • Width: 110mm.
  • Height: 3mm.

Requires:


Resources:

R434.90  Inc VAT
Solar Garden Light with Battery (KT garden light)
Product Description

Build you own DIY "Sun Jar" with our Solar Garden Light Kit. is an interesting project that uses sustainable energy to illuminate a white LED. During the day the solar panel charges an AA battery, then when it goes dark the board automatically switches from charging the battery to illuminating the LED.

The solar panel is resin encapsulated and therefore waterproof. You will need to make a waterproof enclosure for the rest of the parts. Alternatively the board has been shaped so that it will fit into an old jar.

Features:

  • Waterproof solar panel.
  • Automatically switches on when dark.

Contents:

  • 1 x Solar Cell (60mm by 60mm).
  • 1 x Rechargeable Battery 900mA/h.
  • 1 x 22ohm Resistor.
  • 1 x 330ohm Resistor.
  • 1 x 1Kohm Resistor.
  • 1 x 10Kohm Resistor.
  • 1 x 100Kohm Resistor.
  • 2 x 1nF Ceramic Disc Capacitor.
  • 1 x Wide White 5mm Water Clear LED.
  • 2 x BC337 NPN Transistor.
  • 1 x AA Battery Holder, PCB Mounting.
  • 2 x 470uH Inductors.
  • 1 x BAT41 Diode.
  • 0.5m Connecting Wire (For Solar Cell).
  • 1 x Solar Garden Light PCB.

Dimensions:

  • Length: 56mm.
  • Width: 44mm.

Requires:


Resources:

This kit is supplied in a grip seal bag.

R199.90  Inc VAT
45W Mini Portable UPS with 15, 19, 24VDC POE and 5, 9, 12VDC Output Interface with Wide 85~265VAC Voltage Adapter Built-in (Mini POE UPS)
Product Concept and Application:
    Power adapter and mini ups 2 in 1 is anti-surge online power DC transformer = AC to DC mini UPS Adapter (Transformer).it's a DC UPS Adaptor designed to provide emergency power backup to all kinds of DC power equipment such as routers, modems, set-top box, VOIP phone systems, surveillance system, alarm system and many critical telecom equipment. it can provide hours of operation during power failure at a low price of a traditional UPS.

Mini UPS Application:
Mini ups widely use for fingerprint attendance machine, Fire safety system, security monitoring system, wireless camera, CCTV camera ,personal treatment system,Door security  system, personal data assistant, emergency lighting, Alarm system, personal communication systems, radio, digital cameras, camcorders, video camera,Bluetooth devices,  set-top box, VOIP phone systems, surveillance system, alarm system and many critical telecom equipment. 


Advantages:
It can use to a DC power supply for variety of Network Equipment, Low-Watt computers, Electronic Products, you can have a variety of advantages after using online power transformer.
    1. The anti-surge protection.
    2. Online non-stop Power Supply when electric power is off.
    3. Smaller Size, Lighter Weight, Reduce costs BUT with UPS function.
    4. Anywhere can display your equipment in none electric power environment,
    5. For user in electric power unstable region, they would like to use the product with anti-surge protection.
    6. For user in stable electric power supply region, they would like to continue use product when electric power is off.
    7. The same conditions for on line UPS, we are saving more energy efficient 10%~ 30% than traditional UPS.



Product Features:

    •  Portable 

    •With Li battery 8800mAH 

    •DC 5v,9v/12v15v/24v selectable 

    •With POE port

    •Input Voltage :100V - 240V AC 

    •Small DC communication equipment, network peripherals such as: Modem, routers ,IP camera etc.

    •Constant DC output, long backup time, smart chip control, zero transition.

R1,299.90  Inc VAT
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