Originally Posted by senormechanico
I'm not jerking anyone's chain, but 100ma from the moon HAPPENED.
The moon was high overhead, full and it was on Mexico's West coast
. Tenacatita to be exact.
I understand perfectly digital display's resolution and offset etc as well.
It was a full moon a couple of nights ago, maybe tonight I'll set up a 20 watt panel I have lying around and hook it up to a 12 volt battery
and set my fluke in series with one lead on a 300ma current
setting and see what I get.
With only a 20 watt panel, I certainly won't expect 100 ma, but it's worth it just for fun.
Maybe someone else might want to try the experiment
Sorry for all the thread drift.
Good idea a practical test.
Make sure you get the leads the right way around as there may be a slight discharge if there is not a blocking diode.
It would also be worth measuring the Voc and reporting what it was under moonlight. That is the voltage the solar
panel is producing when disconnected from the battery
. This has to be above the battery voltage for any hope of any positive current
BTW i am not disputing you saw 0.1A on the meter. I just do not think the meter was accurate.