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Offline Garyandjoanlee

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Re: Installed: 10W Solar Panel
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2017, 07:37:46 PM »
I mounted a 25 watt (12 v) panel on a 4x4 post that is right beside my trailer. While the panel stays "home" it keeps the battery (about to have two batteries) charged nicely. I have a simple automotive trailer plug between the panel and the wire that leads in through a hatch to the battery. Makes for a simple disconnect when I go sailing. Of course I have a solar charge controller between the panel and the battery. It's secured to the post and shows charging status. Everything should run you about $60 plus post, unless you want a nicer charge controller. Right now I am running a depth sounder and electric motor. I am adding the second battery for more storage. Works for me.
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Colebrook, NH
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Re: Installed: 10W Solar Panel
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2017, 08:58:37 PM »
Gary,
What kind of batteries are you using?
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Re: Installed: 10W Solar Panel
« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2017, 07:38:16 AM »
a pair of deep cycle marine batteries - 650 cca- group (size) 24M from Wall mart
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