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Discussion in 'General Camping Discussion Forum' started by sonoma camper, Jun 24, 2010.
Does anyone recommend a solar panel for charging my camper 12v battery?
We've got a 40 watt 12V monocrystalline panel hooked up to a solar charge controller, which in turn is connected to the battery. Ours is a Manson charge controller that is very good. It has three stages of charging (bulk, float and absorbtion) plus a number of additional features. I found the best bargains on eBay, solar panel from Canada, controller from Australia!
I wouldn't recommend less than 40 watts, but it depends on how much your battery is used.
Check out this forum, quite a bit of good info/advice http://www.popupportal.com/index.php?board=51.0
This is what I use:
Cheap, reliable, and works great. I run 45 wattts of solar panels on my roof, next year I'll get an 85 watt and a 10 Amp solar charger for it.