Thread: Solar panel
06-19-2007, 07:27 PM #1
Has anyone used one of these ?
I can think of a few uses.
06-20-2007, 04:10 AM #2
I use a different style, but it works great! Bought mine at Northern Tool.
06-20-2007, 10:25 AM #3
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.
06-20-2007, 02:25 PM #4
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- Cape Town, South Africa
can u guys please post some picts of the panel mounted on a jetski.
06-20-2007, 02:41 PM #5
why are you guys using these? total loss?
06-22-2007, 11:24 AM #6
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.
06-22-2007, 12:12 PM #7
I actually use mine to power my hoist... not to keep my ski charged.
06-22-2007, 12:32 PM #8
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- Birmingham AL
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
06-23-2007, 08:35 AM #9
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!
06-23-2007, 08:41 AM #10
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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