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Reply To: Solar panel of 12v compatibility with Mayfly

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ChanCafun
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Hi

I designed my datalogger using Mayfly with a 4000mAh 3.7 Li battery and a 0.75W 6V solar panel.
Sleep mode was added.
The battery can last for 30 days (4.13V drop to 3.7V) without solar panel. If solar panel added, It can provide enough power even during cloudy day.

10W solar panel may be too much. But it is really depend on the power consumption of your system and the solar radiation shined on your system.

The mayfly lipo charger MCP73831 only accept input voltage from 3.75V to 6V. You cant connect a 12V solar panel to it.

If you want to do it, I suggest you connect the solar panel to a solar controller(charging a battery) and the 12V output connect to the external 4-12V input of Mayfly.

The mayfly lipo charger MCP73831 only accept input voltage from 3.75V to 6V. You cant connect a 12V solar panel to it.

If you want to do it, I suggest you connect the solar panel to a solar controller(charging a battery) and the 12V output connect to the external 4-12V input of Mayfly.

I dont suggest you to connect the solar panel to Mayfly and battery directly.