I worked on my solar powered Debian GNU/Linux slug (aka Linksys NSLU2) today by repositioning the solar panel. The new position of the solar panel is really good - it gets much more sunlight, and thus, power. I tested the output and its generating .25 amps at 21 volts of power. Awesome. That equals a little over 5 watts of power, which as I understand it is what the Linksys NSLU2, aka “the slug”, requires for operation.

Voltage

Amperage

Terrible picture I know, but that’s because of all the sunlight coming in!

Seeing how the system will be setup, I’m going to get a power conditioner for the panel to make sure I don’t damage the battery pack. This is the one I’m buying:

NOTE: This is a follow up to my post about my plans for a Solar Powered Computer