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Old 05-18-2013, 04:29 PM   #1
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Solar battery charger

Has anyone used the Harbour Freight solar battery charger for maintaining their battery while trailer is in storage?
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:38 PM   #2
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I have one that I put on my car trailer winch battery last month. So far so good. It's not a deep cycle battery, but I don't see where it would hurt anything.
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:39 PM   #3
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I have been using a two panel 30 watt solar system year round to charge the on board batteries since 2007. I even leave the batteries installed through our Wisconsin winters and they stay at full charge. I top them off with distilled water once a year. We do both dry camping and full hook up and have never run out of power. I use two 6 volt golf cart batteries hooked in series to get 12 volt.
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Where do you purchase the solar panels? Any type better than others? Thanks!
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:39 AM   #5
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I purchased it at Northern Tool, but it looks similar to Harbor Freight, Menards, etc. I have a double panel for the RV that I have used since 2007, and I also have a single panel at our cabin that we built in 1995. I have replaced that one once, and I think it had a 5 year warranty. There are allot better quality panels available, but these were just an experiment and have served me well.
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:23 AM   #6
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One from Harbor Freight and one from Northern Tool that I haven't installed yet.
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