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Solar cell powered NiCd charger

Solar cell powered NiCd charger
A battery of solar cells can recharge a NiCd battery with better than 80%, efficiency, provided the solar battery voltage exceeds the fulIy charged NiCd output by about 0.6 V. For that case, a simple blocking diode provides the charging path between the two batteries. Though inflexible, such dedicated systems are simple and effective.
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