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Old 26-06-2011, 09:55   #16
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Re: What voltage should Kyocera 120-1 put out? Troubleshooting...

For future reference for anyone who might google this....
The problem was indeed within the solar panel. There are 4 terminals on the panel, between terminals 1&2, and 3&4 I was able to read the same 9.54 voltage output. But when measuring the current I saw 6.7 amps between 1&2, and 0.2 amps between 3&4. So if you see this on your panel, it may be toast. (I also individually tested the diodes, and they were ok.)
I picked up a used Kyocera 130, which has the same dimensions as my old KC-120. I installed it, and with the Solar Boost controller from Blue Sky I saw a top output reading of 8.8 amps today. I am a happy camper.

Thanks for all the input everyone.

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