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Carol Rubenstein Mar 04, 2013 09:48AM EST

can the Voltaic Amp get recharged through a window pane of glass? Or must it be outdoors?

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Voltaic Support Mar 04, 2013 10:58AM EST

Carol,

It will accept some light through a window, but much less than if outdoors. A lot of the light that would otherwise reach the panels is instead reflected by the glass of the window, significantly reducing the solar power collected.

Thanks,
Tommy

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Voltaic Support Best Answer Mar 04, 2013 10:58AM EST Home Agent

Carol,

It will accept some light through a window, but much less than if outdoors. A lot of the light that would otherwise reach the panels is instead reflected by the glass of the window, significantly reducing the solar power collected.

Thanks,
Tommy

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Djordje Velickovich Apr 18, 2013 10:32AM EDT
How can I check if the solar cells are working ? Can I check with a multimeter?
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Voltaic Support Jul 12, 2013 10:02AM EDT Home Agent

Hi Djorde,

Yes, you can check an individual panel with a multimeter. To be absolutely sure, you’d want to test both Voltage and Current.

To test Voltage, simply point the panel at the sun and connect the multimeter to the leads of the panel. You should see something pretty close to the spec of the panel here – http://www.voltaicsystems.com/3wattkit.php

To test current, you need to have the panel connected to something and charging it. The multimeter needs to be inline with the current flow. See details on how to do this here: http://voltaicsystems.com/blog/solar-charger-tutorial-part-2/

Best,
Jeff

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