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Old 11-26-2014, 02:47 PM   #11
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Here's what I am doing . . .

Next Monday morning my Puma goes to the dealer to have a 20 amp solar panel and controller installed. Thanks to all for the advice and great replies. Happy Thanksgiving!
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Old 11-26-2014, 02:59 PM   #12
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I jsut took both of mine in the basement and fully charged them, then i put a battery minder on ot which will regulate the charge state throughout the winter.
Harbour Freight sells them and they have worked well for all my batteries during off seasons.
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Old 11-26-2014, 08:40 PM   #13
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20 amp solar panel? WOW!
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Old 11-26-2014, 08:43 PM   #14
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20 Amp or 20 watt?
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Old 11-30-2014, 09:01 AM   #15
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Just a reminder if you take the battery out to store in basement or garage do not leave it sitting on a cement floor
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Old 11-30-2014, 09:07 AM   #16
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Just a reminder if you take the battery out to store in basement or garage do not leave it sitting on a cement floor
Myth busted long ago.

Was true when batteries were in rubber boxes; but not since.


http://www.batterystuff.com/kb/frequ...ete-floor.html
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Old 12-01-2014, 03:04 PM   #17
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Oops! my mistake . . .

20 watt - with a controller to maintain the charge.
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Old 12-01-2014, 05:10 PM   #18
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I leave my batteries installed for winter storage.
Our boat and RV have electronics that will slow drain a battery, so both have a disconnect switch.
Prior to winter storage I top off the cells with distilled water, and clean posts as needed.

To make charger connections quick, I installed a 12V power outlet connected to the battery on our Boat, RV and Tractor.
I have pigtail with a 12V plug on it and every month I connect a Shumacher charger, plug into the outlet and charge at 5a until the battery is at 100%.

The 12V outlets make hooking up the charger quick, where batteries are harder to get to than opening a hood.
My truck doesn't get used much unless we are pulling or need 4x4, so I also clip the charger to its batteries once a month to make sure they stay ready to go as well.

Our cars are driven daily so not an issue.
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