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Title: Solar charging
Post by: FishGut on Feb 10, 2018, 07:15 PM
Anyone experiment with 12 volt solar panels to keep batteries charged? The ones from the feed store geared to keep electric fences popping seem like overkill.
Title: Re: Solar charging
Post by: Fisherman 1 on Feb 10, 2018, 08:35 PM
Google and get awakened about solar power.  A 12 volt 15 watt panel under the most ideal conditions ( pointed directly at the sun all day long) will give you 1 (one) amp at best.  For the early morning and late afternoon hours, it's less.  If you have even a partially cloudy day, it's less.  Even a 30 watt panel pointed straight south at roughly a 50 degree angle might get you 2 amps for a couple hours.  Get snow on the panel, you know where this is going.