I'm using a solar panel to power an Arduino + a LiPo battery charger. I'd like to increase the amount of current at the same voltage, so would like to wire up a second solar panel in parallel to the current one.
The panels are slightly different:
One is a 6V; the other an 8V.
Assuming my charger can take the voltage (it can), is there anything special I need to do to wire these in parallel? Do I need blocking diodes on both?
EDIT: I'm reopening this because putting these panels in parallel did not work. I'm certain of the wiring, and each individual panel works fine, but putting them together drops the voltage down to <1V. I'm assuming the voltage imbalance is creating some kind of issue. Is this something that can be addressed with additional (simple) circuitry, or should I just buy another matching panel?