Huge 6V 6W Solar panel - 6.0 Watt (ADA1525)

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These panels come to Adafruit from Voltaic Systems, makers of fine solar-powered bags and packs. These are waterproof, scratch resistant, and UV resistant. They use a…

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Hi, just letting you know that the 1.1-1.3mm/3.5-3.8mm Socket to 2.1mm/5.5mm Plug Adapter ADA2788 recommended for the 6V 6W Solar Panel ADA1525 is not compatible. The internal pin on the adaptor I received appears to be too large to fit into the Solar Panel connector.

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Hi Robert,

That’s concerning! Voltaic seem to put that plug on all of their panels, and Adafruit’s adapter claims to support it, so I can’t see why it wouldn’t work :frowning:

Can you shoot us a pic of the adapter and panel cable? Keen to get to the bottom of this one!

Hi James,

I had several goes at it and with a fair amount of force and care I was able to get it to plug in.

It’s an extremely tight connector for its size, beyond anything I have come across in the past. It may have an o-ring seal on the inside or the pin receptacle maybe on the limit of what it can take.

Might be worth testing one yourself and/or putting a note on the product page.

All good from my side.

Best wishes to all for a very merry festive season and a happy new year.

Rob Moog

8 Dec 2023 at 11:25 by

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