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Re: ao40 power

On Sunday 01 February 2004 16:22, Mike Murphree wrote:
> But the dissipation among the cells is not constant.  Shorted cells
> will dissipate far less than the good cells....    Volts X Current =
> Watts (Dissipation)
> 73
> Mike W4LNA

  Hi Mike,
 true... shorted cells will not dissipate power... but solar panels are a 
constant current source... not constant voltage... 
   so if all cells shorted but one... you would have 1.4volts at 6 amps and 
you would be back to 8.4 watts again...
Kevin wa6fwf

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