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Old 10-12-2015, 07:02 PM   #1
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recomendations for a solar battery maintainer?

I store my trailer off-site at a storage lot. I'd like to get a small solar panel and controller that I can hook up to keep the battery charged so that I don't have to pull the battery and bring it home to charge. Any recommendations?
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Old 10-13-2015, 03:39 PM   #2
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If you disconnect a fully charged battery from all power draws you could use a 2 watt "Solar Battery Maintainer". Just screw it down to the lid of your battery box and put the clips on the battery terminals.
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Old 10-13-2015, 03:53 PM   #3
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Why not just bring the battery home with you versus taking a chance on someone stealing both your battery and solar charger from the storage lot?
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For around $15, you can secure your battery and not go to all the trouble of removing it. About 2 1/2 feet of chain and a lock will work just fine.


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Old 10-15-2015, 06:15 AM   #5
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The Harbor Freight 45w system that is now on sale would be perfect and you can also use it while camping to charge cell phone, lap top, etc
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Old 10-15-2015, 02:03 PM   #6
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The Harbor Freight 45w system that is now on sale would be perfect and you can also use it while camping to charge cell phone, lap top, etc

Rbertalotto,

Do you have a link to the Harbor Freight unit you mentioned?

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Old 10-15-2015, 02:18 PM   #7
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Search results for: 'solar'

and you can find a 20% off coupon in just about any magazine having to do with man stuff.....or do a search for Harbor Freight Coupon.

This system goes on sale regularly. I believe it was just $149 a week or so ago.
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Search results for: 'solar'

and you can find a 20% off coupon in just about any magazine having to do with man stuff.....or do a search for Harbor Freight Coupon.

This system goes on sale regularly. I believe it was just $149 a week or so ago.
Thanks, I got it.

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Search results for: 'solar'

and you can find a 20% off coupon in just about any magazine having to do with man stuff.....or do a search for Harbor Freight Coupon.

This system goes on sale regularly. I believe it was just $149 a week or so ago.
Go tiny for just a maintainer or get real solar. HF 45 watt solar is basically cheap junk. A complete 60 or 100 watt mount it on the roof. WindyNation.com. or for slightly more Renogy.com. same stuff, slightly more cost but I do like their roof mount brackets, although my WindyNation.com stuff sits up there just fine. 100 watt complete under $200 delivered ups when we got ours
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Old 10-15-2015, 07:51 PM   #10
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I just got an email from Harbor Freight that the 45 watt kit is on sale for $137

http://view.harborfreightemail.com/?...023_c4215b&r=0
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