Ideal for boats, cars, pickups, deer feeders, farm equipment and more
Harness the power of the sun to keep your battery fresh and ready to start. Extremely efficient and easy to use, this solar battery charger is ideal for boats, cars, pickups, deer feeders, farm equipment and many other battery operated devices. Will not discharge at night, and is not designed to charge dead batteries. Dimensions: 6-1/2'' x 4-3/4'' x 1/2''.
Rated 4 out of 5 by RicF Handy alternative energy source
I bought this solar charger to use while on the water but have ended up using it as my primary maintenance charger
July 5, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by trattz Rattz
so far so good it seems to be doing just what the say it would do in a small package the only thing i would like to see is a better set of clamps
April 29, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 Great charger
Charger is used to maintain boat battery in between uses. Voltage is perfect for a dependable start. Do leave it connected while using the boat so when at anchor the battery is being maintained.
April 25, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by JMBrown Not Bad
I go bass fishing all day long, and was hoping that this would extend the battery life for long days of trolling. It may have a little, but I still need to carry a second battery. This is a trickle charger, which would take my Optima marine battery several hours to fully charge. While it does work, don't expect to connect it while trolling and fish all day. It is not designed for that.
April 21, 2011
I'm looking at attaching this to a garage where my boat sits for 9 months out of the year, but the roof is 20 feet high. I would need about 30 feet I'm guessing. Is extending the cable length possible?
The wire that comes connected to it appears to be about a 18 gauge wire. If you were to add 25' to 30' of 14 gauge wire by using very tightly installed wire nuts or, in my opinion, soldering this wire extension & insulating the joints, I don't think you'd have any problems. I would be more concerned about debris covering or breaking this panel.
The short answer is: you're probably just fine. There is inherent voltage drop that will happen, but the amount of loss will be negligible. I would be more concerned with ensuring you don't go on vacation and find a burned down boat and/or garage. Use a good Deutsch style connector and make sure everything is weatherproofed.
IF YOU MEAN TWO CHARGERS FOR TWO BATTERIES ,WHY NOT.OR EVEN TWO UNITS FOR ONE BATTERY AS LONG AS YOU ARE NOT EXCEEDING THE VOLTAGE LIMITS AND JUST GIVING IT A HARDER CHARGE LIKE A PLUG IN CHARGER WOULD DO FOR 2AMPS/10AMPS.(slow or fast)
I lost the instructions that came with the unit. I remember briefly something about it being properly connected if the light is green and not connected/ problems if its red. But I'm pretty sure I connected it fine, and it's still red. Does this mean that it's still charging, or that there is something wrong with the unit?