Please note: these 3x6 string ribbon type solar cells have been tabbed, but tabs have been clipped, leaving the tabs on the bus bars but both remaining tabs still have a
short end that still protrudes out beyond the edge of the cell.
There are two ways you can use these cells:A)
Simply apply flux on the end of the tabbing wires where they are cut
off, and solder another section (3 inches long) of the tabbing wires to
lengthen it. Typically you don't need to add extra solder because the
tabbing wires that we provide are already coated with tin solder. So,
flux and solder.
B) Use a soldering iron to heat up
the wires and gently remove the clipped tabbing wires, and then apply
flux and solder another full 6 inch long tabbing wire. These cells are
really very good and very wholesome cells. Some tiny chips are possible,
but they are very rare in this category. Because the tabs have been
clipped, we rate them A-.This set of new 3"x6" solar cells are string
ribbon multi crystalline cells made by a reputable and major world class
solar manufacturer, and the cells have the smallest carbon foot print -
they waste the least silicon in making these cells. The cells are the
original factory standard cell size. The cells have never been used on
panels, but they have tabs being soldered on the front side.
Note: these cells are very fragile, so handle with great care when opening the package and soldering.