solar battery charger -DIY Solar Garden Light Hack – Solar Battery Charger

May 9, 2013 – 6:23 am

** Make a Solar Charger With some path lights dollar store. Using $ 4 store garden lights cheap you can make an excellent solar AA or AAA battery c … Video Rating: 4 / 5

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  1. 25 Responses to “solar battery charger -DIY Solar Garden Light Hack – Solar Battery Charger”

  2. Could you plz tell me what type of diode it is you were using

    By Cam Ellin on May 9, 2013

  3. Dude, your pronunciation of Soldering Iron is like nothing I’ve ever heard – it sounds like Saturn Iron! :)  I’m curious what accent is that?

    By DustyCustard on May 9, 2013

  4. Ok thanks for the explanation :D 

    By EppeRRR on May 9, 2013

  5. Ok thanks

    By Willy Torres on May 9, 2013

  6. You only need to block the power from flowing on one side. It has to flow through the circuit and back again. Blocking it on one side does the job. One diode.

    The original circuit regulates the on and off based on if the sun is shining or not.

    This is a battery charger though. No LEDs in the system. Just the solar cells and your batteries to be charged.

    By techman2015 on May 9, 2013

  7. Thanks, have fun.

    By techman2015 on May 9, 2013

  8. No, sorry, the solar lights.

    diodes from Radio Shack or ebay

    By techman2015 on May 9, 2013

  9. They sell the diodes at Walmart in the garden section??

    By Willy Torres on May 9, 2013

  10. Love the video, I have a few different solar things bought in the past years and kept the ‘broken’ stuff for the hobby.
    There were 2 things that I was wondering, the first one is the diode. For the fact that I’m a noob in electronics, why nog using 2 diodes voor positive and negative?
    The second thing is the ’switch’. When I use it to light my terrace, I don’t need it to light it when the sun is shining, how do I let it work at night without a switch. Do I need the circuitboard in the lamp? thnx

    By EppeRRR on May 9, 2013

  11. Awesome video! I am gonna try it too!

    By nimitta1 on May 9, 2013

  12. Normally in the garden section. But I never saw them that cheap. Normally about a dollar though.

    By techman2015 on May 9, 2013

  13. J hansen sorry

    By Willy Torres on May 9, 2013

  14. J hebson. What section in Wal-Mart do they sell them. I’m going to get some today

    By Willy Torres on May 9, 2013

  15. Ok thanks

    By Willy Torres on May 9, 2013

  16. 87cents at Walmart, literally just bought 4 while buying groceries haha

    By J Hansen on May 9, 2013

  17. Way under a dollar each. You normally get a bunch in a pack. Check ebay as well.

    By techman2015 on May 9, 2013

  18. How much do they cost?

    By Willy Torres on May 9, 2013

  19. Yeah, just go to Radio Shack and ask for a 1n4001 or 1n4007 or equivalent diode. Remember the band on it is negative and the unmarked end is positive. It blocks the flow in one direction but allows it in the other. If your charger is not working the first time, check the diode and make sure its installed the right way.

    By techman2015 on May 9, 2013

  20. I guess I’ll have to buy one since I don’t know what they look like lol

    By Willy Torres on May 9, 2013

  21. Yes, if it has one. Most do not but only have a little transistor or small circuit in them. But if you have a diode in there, yes it will work fine.

    By techman2015 on May 9, 2013

  22. Can you use the diod from the garden light?

    By Willy Torres on May 9, 2013

  23. one

    By techman2015 on May 9, 2013

  24. I use the positive side. The band on the diode is negative, so make sure its installed right.

    By techman2015 on May 9, 2013

  25. And how many diode did you use

    By Willy Torres on May 9, 2013

  26. Do you put the diod on the positive or negative

    By Willy Torres on May 9, 2013

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