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mm plug specs on Solar panel plug

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New Neighbor II

Re: mm plug specs on Solar panel plug

Hi The_Vin_Man do you know how many extension cables I can connect together before loosing power due to resistance I need about 10-12ms 

Ring Solar Panel approx 4m

THen using 4x extension cables ?

 

Ken 

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New Neighbor

Re: mm plug specs on Solar panel plug

Awesome data!!  THANKS!!

-Jeff

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New Neighbor

Re: mm plug specs on Solar panel plug

Hi Jeff22,

 

I am using 2 (ea.) 10 ft. extension cables + 13 ft. (included with Solar Panel) for a total length of 33 ft. I haven’t tried any farther, but you could try it. The cable only costs $4.55 a piece, so if you do try it, you aren’t out much money!

 

But, I don’t recommend it though. You are extending this quite a long distance and there are many limitations/variables when extending low voltage long distances (attenuation/loss in cable, voltage drop problems, resistance in cable, placement of solar panel, etc.)

 

I am not saying it “will” or “won’t” work. But for the cost of the cable, you could give it a shot! You won’t be out much money and if it doesn’t work and you can always use the cables on other Ring DC products with the same connector type!

 

Hope this helps!  

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New Neighbor

Re: mm plug specs on Solar panel plug

Hi Ken (vwgti888),

I am using 2 (ea.) 10 ft. extension cables + 13 ft. (included with Solar Panel) for a total length of 33 ft. I haven’t tried any farther, but you could try it. The cable only costs $4.55 a piece, so if you do try it, you aren’t out much money!

 

But, I don’t recommend it though. You are extending this quite a long distance and there are many limitations/variables when extending low voltage long distances (attenuation/loss in cable, voltage drop problems, resistance in cable, placement of solar panel, etc.)

 

I am not saying it “will” or “won’t” work. But for the cost of the cable, you could give it a shot! You won’t be out much money and if it doesn’t work, you can always use the cables on other Ring DC products with the same connector type!

 

Good Luck and hope this helps!  Let me know how you make out ... You have my curiosity now!!!

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New Neighbor II

Re: mm plug specs on Solar panel plug

thanks the cable in the UK is about £10GBP each so 4 of these would be quite expensive for a gamble. 

I've done 2 extensions on another solar panel and that works ok with UK grey weather. 

 


@The_Vin_Man wrote:

Hi Ken (vwgti888),

I am using 2 (ea.) 10 ft. extension cables + 13 ft. (included with Solar Panel) for a total length of 33 ft. I haven’t tried any farther, but you could try it. The cable only costs $4.55 a piece, so if you do try it, you aren’t out much money!

 

But, I don’t recommend it though. You are extending this quite a long distance and there are many limitations/variables when extending low voltage long distances (attenuation/loss in cable, voltage drop problems, resistance in cable, placement of solar panel, etc.)

 

I am not saying it “will” or “won’t” work. But for the cost of the cable, you could give it a shot! You won’t be out much money and if it doesn’t work, you can always use the cables on other Ring DC products with the same connector type!

 

Good Luck and hope this helps!  Let me know how you make out ... You have my curiosity now!!!


 

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New Neighbor

Re: 3.5mm x 1.35mm Solar Panel DC Extension Cable

Try ebay ... That's where I purchased the cable I am using (see attached image)

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New Neighbor II

Re: 3.5mm x 1.35mm Solar Panel DC Extension Cable

Order a 10 meter cable from Amazon today. Lets see if there is too much resistance over that distance. Especially with UK weather and lack of sunlight

 

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New Neighbor II

Re: 3.5mm x 1.35mm Solar Panel DC Extension Cable

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New Neighbor

Re: 3.5mm x 1.35mm Solar Panel DC Extension Cable

FYI … Don't forget that the solar panel also comes with an included 13 ft. cable! That is a total length of 46 ft. for your application. Which is significantly longer than my cable length. As previously posted, I only extended my cable a total of 33 ft. (13 ft. included solar panel cable + 20 ft. (2 ea. - 10 ft cables)).

 

Please let me know how you make out. I am interested in seeing if it works for you.

 

Good Luck!!!

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New Neighbor II

Re: 3.5mm x 1.35mm Solar Panel DC Extension Cable

Ok here are the results of my set up

Ring Spotlight Battery Cam connected to 10 meter extension connected to the Ring Solar Panel approx 4m

With the extension there is better position for the UK Grey Weather / Sunlight

Charge is getting through and I guess it's a balance of having a solar panel which doesnt get any sun light due to winter low light or repositioning with an extension to get some sun light in winter and even more in the summer 

 

With UK Winter Sunlight of 3 hours

80% State of change 8.45am

83% State of change 8.16am

84% State of change 9.31am

85% State of change 9.47am

86% State of change 10:15am

87% State of change 10.28am

91% State of change 13:02

Rained rest of day

 

On a grey UK winter day limited charge has come through

34% State of change 9.40am

34% State of change 10.10am

36% State of change 10.52am

36% State of change 11.26am

37% State of change 11.49am

38% State of change 13:55am

Rained the rest of day 

 

Hope this helps

 

This this the cable I ordered

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B077WVLQZX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1