These panels come to us from Voltaic Systems, makers of fine solar-powered bags and packs. These are waterproof, scratch resistant, and UV resistant. They use a high efficiency monocrystalline cell. They output 6V at 530 mA via 3.5mm x 1.3mm DC jack connector - a nice upgrade to the 2W panels we have been carrying. The substrate is an aluminum / plastic composite, specifically designed to be strong and lightweight. They can easily stand up to typical outdoor use including being dropped and leaned on. They're very high quality and suggested for projects that will be exposed to the outdoors. New! These now come with 4 plastic mounting screws which makes it easy to attach the panel, even to fabric!

To connect, we suggest a 3.8mm OD/1.3mm ID DC jack
If you want to use this to charge a battery or run your project, check out our optimized Solar Lithium Ion/Polymer charger!
For some nifty ideas on what to do with your solar panels, check out Voltaic's DIY page

Please note: Depending on availability, we may stock 'charcoal' or 'silver' coloured panels. They have the same size and efficiency, just a slightly different look. If you order multiple panels you may receive a mix! Some of these panels may also have a different coloured cable.  They also work just the same - just have a slightly different look!

Technical Details

  • Cell type: Monocrystaline
  • Cell efficiency: 17%+
  • Length: 111.86mm/4.40in
  • Width: 215mm/8.4in
  • Thickness (without screws): 4.72mm/0.18in
  • Thickness (with screws): 9.82mm/0.38in
  • Weight: 5 ounces / 143 grams


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Solar panel - Large 6V 3.4W [500]

  • Brand: Adafruit
  • Product Code: ADA-500
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  • £61.38

  • Ex Tax: £51.15
  • Price in reward points: 600

Solar Panel 3W - 138 x 160 mm

Solar Panel 3W - 138 x 160 mm


3 Watt Solar Panel to power your circuits.

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