Solar Battery Powered Tablet

solar-battery-powered-tablet-schematic

A workable, cost effective and (partly) tested solution is outlined above.

  1. 25W Monocrystalline Solar Panel (Canadian Tire: Link MRSP $159. Sale: $50.)
  2. Controller. This is one of the trickiest parts of the whole installation. I never was happy with the Coleman controllers (perhaps because of the amount of sunlight?). Professional grade controllers given to me were short lived (desirable product perhaps? Worked well, but you have to tie them down pretty good…)
  3. 12V 5Ah Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) AGM. These are more difficult to find, and I had to go to a speciality store for these. In Southern Ontario they are usually in stock at Sayal’s. Link
  4. 8″ tablet. Perfect for reading, emailing, writing and fine for viewing most websites.

Contact me for more information. cbos [at] tnoep [dot] ca.