RAK5005 Solar port external source, max voltage?


I’m wondering if it’s possible to connect an external stabilized source of 5v(or even 6v) to the solar connector on the rak5005?
I’ve seen it states max 5,5v in the documentation, but most of the smaller solar panels is 6v. And seen 6v being mentioned on the forums some times.
The one i’m planning on using is a solar panel with batteries inside, but it also gives out stable 6v.
I have a small step-down converter i could use, but hoping i could remove it because of space and conversion loss.

Hi @Fedde ,

You can connect 5V to 6V on the solar panel connector. Just make sure you won’t exceed 6V and you will be safe.

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