Dumb question time

Discussion in 'Solar Power' started by ShiftZZ, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    I have found the following on Maplin.
    60W Solar Power Kit > Maplin


    Is it possible to have this unit plugged into the lighter socket to assist in charging up the main battery ( I have a solar panel charging the Leisure Battery).

    TIA

    ShiftZZ
     
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  2. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Yes,
    provided the ciggy socket is 'live' when the ignition is off..
     
  3. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

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    Why not buy the battery master, that will divert any spare charge from your panels or your hookup to the vehicle battery, a lot cheaper than another panel.
     
  4. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    I was looking at those - problem - BIG problem - they are ENORMOUS.

    I saw the package in a shop, not much smaller than a MH fridge and when I tried to move it it felt like a MH fridge.

    The had B Grade ones at £149 a few weeks ago.

    Anyway, I bought a genny instead.
     
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    i ordered one of these the last time they supposedly had them in stock.
    i cancelled it for 3 reasons......

    1 ) was going to be about 11 weeks delivery.

    2 ) it isnt roof mountable.

    3 ) it aint waterproof.

    the ad states weatherproof but it isnt actually waterproof and its 56inchs X 30inchs and weighs over 60lbs

    so maybe a little large to sit on your dash to charge the battery. :Rofl1:
     
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