solar panel chargers

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  1. sonoma camper

    sonoma camper New Member

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    Does anyone recommend a solar panel for charging my camper 12v battery?
     
  2. elliottj45

    elliottj45 Camping with my soulmate

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    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.
     
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    elliottj45 Camping with my soulmate

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    Check out this forum, quite a bit of good info/advice http://www.popupportal.com/index.php?board=51.0
     
  4. Yellowkayak

    Yellowkayak Popups.....when sleeping on the ground gets to you

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    This is what I use:

    http://www.amazon.com/Sunforce-7-Amp-Charge-Controller/dp/B0006JO0XI/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=automotive&qid=1235100570&sr=8-3

    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.



    JJ
     

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