These panels come to us from Voltaic Systems, makers of fine solar-powered bags and packs. These are waterproof, scratch-resistant, and UV resistant, and they use 10 high-efficiency monocrystalline SunPower cells with 22+% efficiency (praise the sun!). Each cell has a nominal voltage of 0.5V so we call this a «5V» panel
They output a nominal 5V at 200 mA peak via a 3.5mm x 1.1mm DC jack connector. The panel is constructed with ETFE (Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene), making it extremely durable and resistant to environmental elements, a superior upgrade to PET or laminate solar panel construction. They can easily stand up to typical outdoor use, including being dropped and leaned on.
Unlike the larger panels, these don’t come with a connector. Instead, there’s two pads on the back. To connect, we recommend soldering two wires and attaching a 2.1mm terminal block. (Or you can cut off the alligator clips from a 2.1mm-to-clip adapter)
If you want to use this to charge a battery or run your project, check out our optimized Solar Lithium Ion/Polymer charger!