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    Solar panel

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Solar...QQcmdZViewItem

    Has anyone used one of these ?
    I can think of a few uses.


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    I use a different style, but it works great! Bought mine at Northern Tool.

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    I was looking at a similar piece at harbor freight, only it has a cigarette lighter plug on it and I have to modify it. HF has it for about 12 bucks.

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    can u guys please post some picts of the panel mounted on a jetski.

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    why are you guys using these? total loss?

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    I was thinking about using them to keep the battery charged during the offseason or when it's laid up for a while. I wasn't going to mount it on the ski, just hang the cor out from underneath he cover. The one from Harbor Freight appears to have a plug in the middle of the cord to remove the panel.

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    I actually use mine to power my hoist... not to keep my ski charged.

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    I see one problem with using these to charge batteries:

    there is no voltage regulator; this meas it will over charge your batter and destroy the battery over time.

    just my 2 cents

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    Quote Originally Posted by lvnspeed View Post
    I see one problem with using these to charge batteries:

    there is no voltage regulator; this meas it will over charge your batter and destroy the battery over time.

    just my 2 cents
    i agree with lvnspeed
    i had a jet boat come through the shop with one of these hooked up,both of the batteries had all the juice boiled out of them (the only problem with the boat) i hooked my meter to the leads of the solar panel 28v dc so yes the work! but a little to good!

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    Guys, its a CHARGER. Would you put a regular charger on your ski for an extended period?

    The key is to buy a battery MAINTAINER. A maintainer "pulses" milliamps to the battery. When it pulses it actually "knocks" the sulphation off of the plates on a flooded lead acid battery. (Sulphation is what actually kills lead acid batteries)I have a solar maintainer on the roof of my house that I just plug the skis into and I can let them sit all winter and never have to charge the batteries and never have to worry about over charging.

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