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 5 out of 5 by rmkmr works great
got one for the boat motor now ordering one for the trolling motor
April 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 OK SO FAR
GOOD LOOKING INSTRUMENT.LIGHT WEIGHT,GOOD CLIPS TO ATTACH TO THE BATTERY.I PUT A VELCRO STRIP ON THE BACK AND PUT IT ON THE TOP OF THE OUTBOARD MOTOR
WHILE FISHING FOR 5HRS.ONLY USED 10% OF BATTERY POWER FOR THE TIME .DROVE HOME WITH THE UNIT STILL ON THE MOTOR TOP .NOW HAVE THE UNIT ON THE MOTOR IN STORAGE .I AM ANTICIPATING AN ALL BUT FULL CHARGE ON THE BATTERY WHEN I NEXT CHECK.
February 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by bountyhunterj Great Gadget
I cut the battery clips off and wired the little fella to an accessory battery I installed on my Bad Boy buggy. Used Velcro to attach the panel to the roof rack, ran wires down through the roof supports and installed the battery in the rear of the cart under the seat. The battery is used to run roof mounted driving lights, LED night lights, 12v power outlet on the dash. All these things are no longer powered off the carts system, extending my range. This little "Battery Maintainer" does the job it was made to do. It maintains...IT WILL NOT CHARGE A DEAD BATTERY. Top the battery off with conventional AC charger, then plug in, clip on, or do what I did and hard wire the solar unit. I have a 12v battery level indicator wired into the battery pack, and it stays in the green. All the time. I've gotten one for the mower, for winter storage, and one for a pick up stored in the garage. Keeps those batteries topped off too. Great little gadget. Y'all try it out.
January 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by accodude Solar Battery Charger
this small solar cell is just exatly what I need to maintain & re-charge the miniature 12Vdc battery that I am using for a Minkota Turbo electric trolling motor on my inflatable individual pontoon boat. I mounted it on the battery box & wired it through fuses directly to the battery. I am also hoping that it can extend the time on the water because I will be continuously charging.
October 8, 2012
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?