solar and clips matter

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Mussharraf Hossen Shoikot

Joined Jul 28, 2017
if i attach one solar panel to a battery terminal pair using alligator clip and then attach another solar panel to the terminal pair also, do the watts of the two solar panels add up as in solar 1+solar 2 watts? config is both panels are attached to the terminals using alligator clips and terminals are large enough to take in 2


Joined Sep 8, 2017
No. Voltages in series add together, power is the product of the total voltage and current throughput.

EDIT: You need to post a drawing or schematic. It isn't entirely clear whether you're connecting these in series or parallel.
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Joined Jun 4, 2014
It sounds like the two panels are being connected in parallel across the battery, which I think would be fine and result in the currents from the two panels adding to make the battery charging current.