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Solar Maintenance Chargers (Car Battery)
« on: August 08, 2018, 08:13:01 PM »
I've been trawling the 'net, a lot of the static seems to be from about 2015-2016 but I note many vendors have changed models or their function statements since then.  (Although the Supercheap ones are still alleged to melt!)

Has anyone bought recently; if so, what impressions to date?

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Re: Solar Maintenance Chargers (Car Battery)
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2018, 08:05:06 AM »
Anyone using these? Price is sharp, specs appear good.

https://www.jaycar.com.au/12v-5w-monocrystalline-solar-panel/p/ZM9053

Iíve been scared off the Supercrap ones. 😱

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Re: Solar Maintenance Chargers (Car Battery)
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2018, 02:14:29 PM »
What is the intended purpose? Is it as a trickle charger?  the jaycar description of an alloy chassis and a 25 year 80% efficiency warranty sounds good the fact that it's only 30 dollars makes it cheap enough to try one and see if does what you expect it to do
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Re: Solar Maintenance Chargers (Car Battery)
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2018, 03:16:07 PM »
Yes, a couple of the projects I intend to keep, need trickle chargers to maintain their batteries.

Looks like Iím the crash test dummy for this.  :) Hopefully a better net result than the exhaust experience!

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Re: Solar Maintenance Chargers (Car Battery)
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2018, 04:19:46 PM »
Yes, a couple of the projects I intend to keep, need trickle chargers to maintain their batteries.

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Re: Solar Maintenance Chargers (Car Battery)
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2018, 06:45:12 PM »
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By the light of the night, it'll seem alright

I may buy one tomorrow and lay on my back in the sun, solar panel resting on my chest, one lead clipped to a toe and the other to an ear.