Originally Posted by bruce10
I recently bought a 45 watt solar kit. Will it hurt any thing to hook it to the battery while the battery is still hooked to my camper. The solar panel has a controller. Since the battery will be going directly to the lights and etc with out going through the converter I don't want to get spikes from the solar charger. I dry camp in Colorado and am only able to charge my battery with my generator certain hours of the day. Now my frig (on propane ) runs out of starter power about 4:00 in the morning. Thought the solar panel might give my battery a little extra charge and get me by until about 10:00 oclock. Any comments would be appreciated.
You must have quite a bit of a drain or a small battery if a generator cannot keep up. A large external charger and a bigger battery may be an option also. What is your daily power consumption, or what kind of 12 volt stuff are you using and for how long?