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Solar charger.

Discussion in 'Car Repairs / Maintenance' started by EFLImpudence, 21 Dec 2019.

  1. EFLImpudence

    EFLImpudence

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    Can anyone recommend a solar trickle battery charger for when doing very little mileage,

    Preferably one with a float regulator that can be left permanently connected or, if not, just a good one.
     
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    I had one about 10 years ago, it was as much good as a concrete parachute. Maybe they are better now.
     
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    I fitted one to a friends Mazda Bongo camper van.....it was a Halfords one and the output was very low, less than 3W I think. Sadly it didnt do its job during the winter at all so Id guess any panel would have to be a good size to make it worthwhile.
    John :)
     
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    Your better off buying a battery conditioner if you have access to mains.
     
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    That's the trouble - live in a flat.
     
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    My son has a van which is not used much. I bought him a 12V 25W solar panel and during the summer that brought a completely flat battery back up sufficiently to start the vehicle in a couple of days. He leaves it permanently plugged in as it has a blocking diode. I also have the same panel on my garage (100 yards from a power source) which keeps an 063 battery charged for lighting and small power use through an inverter.
     
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