Introduction

This teardown guided is meant to explain how to take the Waka Waka apart without damaging the components.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Waka Waka Power Plus, use our service manual.

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  • It's not just a box, it's also a use guide.

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  • The Phillips screws are hidden underneath silicone covers.

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Image 1/2: The hinges are spring loaded. They tend to fly away when tension is relieved. Image 2/2: The hinges are spring loaded. They tend to fly away when tension is relieved.
  • The cover is a pain to get open. The amount of force needed is quite high.

  • The hinges are spring loaded. They tend to fly away when tension is relieved.

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  • As said in the previous step, the springs tend to fly away!

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  • This can simply be pulled out once the covers are removed.

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  • A screwdriver may not be the ideal tool for this job, a less sharp object might be better to avoid damage to the silicone.

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  • Use the flat side of the screwdriver to avoid damage to the lens.

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Image 1/2: The white parts of the hinges will very happily fly away and get lost. Image 2/2: The white parts of the hinges will very happily fly away and get lost.
  • You will stab yourself with the screwdriver while doing this.

  • The white parts of the hinges will very happily fly away and get lost.

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Image 1/3: The battery is fixed in place with double sided tape. Make sure not to bend and damage the battery when taking it out. Image 2/3: Text on the battery: Image 3/3: Grand-Pro
  • Pull out the connector, be careful and only pull the connector and not the wires to avoid damaging them in the process.

  • The battery is fixed in place with double sided tape. Make sure not to bend and damage the battery when taking it out.

  • Text on the battery:

    • Grand-Pro

    • - PL805050 3.7V 8.14Wh

    • GB-GP004 UN38.3 2200mAh

    • + 11-22-2014-11265

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Image 1/3: Undo the connection between the PCB and the solar panel with a soldering iron. Do not pull the cables out, this may result in severe damage to the cables or PCB. Image 2/3: Top tip: for one time at least, you can redo the plastic pins holding the PCB by pressing a semi-hot soldering iron on the plastic. Image 3/3: Top tip: for one time at least, you can redo the plastic pins holding the PCB by pressing a semi-hot soldering iron on the plastic.
  • There are two plastic pins holding the PCB in place. You will have to break them.

  • Undo the connection between the PCB and the solar panel with a soldering iron. Do not pull the cables out, this may result in severe damage to the cables or PCB.

  • Top tip: for one time at least, you can redo the plastic pins holding the PCB by pressing a semi-hot soldering iron on the plastic.

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Image 1/2: Texas instruments [http://www.ti.com/lit/ds/symlink/lm158-n.pdf|LM358] Dual opamp Image 2/2: Fairchild Semiconductors [https://www.fairchildsemi.com/datasheets/MJ/MJD210.pdf|MJD210] PNP Transistor
  • Most important silicon:

    • Texas instruments LM358 Dual opamp

    • Fairchild Semiconductors MJD210 PNP Transistor

    • NXP 74HC595 8Bit shift register

    • Intivation SNBST3 MPPT Solar charger with integrated MCU (heart of the Waka Waka)

    • Dsunsolar High efficiency PET film solar panel. Custom made for Intivation.

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Image 1/2: This Waka Waka has been opened up previously to this teardown. Since the solar panel was originally glued in place, the solar panel was re-attached using double sided tape. When putting your Waka Waka back together, you could either choose glue or double sided tape. Both work fine. Image 2/2: This Waka Waka has been opened up previously to this teardown. Since the solar panel was originally glued in place, the solar panel was re-attached using double sided tape. When putting your Waka Waka back together, you could either choose glue or double sided tape. Both work fine.
  • Use a flat object like a bank card to avoid bending the solar panel.

  • This Waka Waka has been opened up previously to this teardown. Since the solar panel was originally glued in place, the solar panel was re-attached using double sided tape. When putting your Waka Waka back together, you could either choose glue or double sided tape. Both work fine.

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