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Generate 12VDC using solar panel

  1. Sep 9, 2012 #1
    Hi everyone,can anyone show me how the circuit looks like to generate 12VDC using solar panel from around 3 - 5V?
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  3. Sep 9, 2012 #2


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    parames, Welcome to Physics Forums!

    To convert the output from solar panel of 3 - 5 Volts to 12 Volts you can use a DC-to-DC converter integrated circuit. The most common is the IC7660. Go to a data sheet site and download the pdf data sheet, then check the application examples.

    http://category.alldatasheet.com/index.jsp?components=7660 IC

    These circuits do not handle large amounts of power, so don't get your expectations to high...

  4. Sep 9, 2012 #3
    Thank you Bobbywhy,that helps me...
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