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Spirit

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Hi all,

I've recently decided to take up on a project and for this project, I have a variety of small parts that require a specific amount of voltage to run. I decided it would be best to go with the following set up:

For my solar cell, I think this will be a good idea: http://www.amazon.com/Anker®-Dual-P...TF8&qid=1432153048&sr=8-8&keywords=solar+cell

As for storing power for the solar cell, I followed some links and I think that this may do: http://www.amazon.com/Anker-16000mA...echnology/dp/B00N2T7U90/ref=pd_bxgy_107_img_y

As for the parts that need voltage, I have:
1. Six lights that each require 6V in order to run.
2. A motor (http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=18178&aff=1242623) and I think this needs a max of 37V(?)
3. I'd also like to reserve around 20V for other small parts I'm thinking to add.

But I really don't know where to start. Can someone help me understand how I can make it so I have those kinds of voltages running through those parts? I was thinking of connecting those parts in parallel with resistors to reduce voltage, but I don't know.
 

hevans1944

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Welcome to Electronics Point!

You should start by telling us what your project is. The solar panel and battery pack you linked to are for charging cell phones and tablets. 5 VDC low-power stuff. The motor you linked to is typically used to drive the propeller of a model airplane, which is a completely different application requiring more power, more voltage, more current, different battery, and a power controller for the motor. Apples and Oranges. Or maybe cherry tomatoes and pineapples. And what in your project requires 20 VDC? At what current? For how long?

So, the first thing you need to do is develop a power budget and possibly a weight budget too. Plenty of people here can help if we know exactly what your "project" hopes to accomplish.
 
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