power from a solar panel for a satellite system

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  1. xjrchris

    xjrchris Funster

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    Hi i have bought myself a glomex discovery s460s satellite system as a xmas treat,
    to power it up i was wondering if i could tap into the 12v feed from the control box that goes to the battery from the solar panel or do i need to run a new feed to the battery ?
    as the feed is runing to the battery would it harm the satellite system if i connected it to this ?
    Thanks Chris
     
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    If you tap off BEFORE the battery then what happens at night ??? You have no power.... :xwink:
    Question answered.... :xThumb:
     
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    Yes you can connect to the battery output of the regulator, the voltage is the same as the battery terminals all the time.
     
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    I would just ensure there is a fuse in the feed to the satellite system. About 5A should suffice but see what the destructions suggest.
     
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    Tonka
    its the wire that lead from the solar panel regulator that goes to the battery i wanted to tap into, as techno 100 said as it is conected to the battery its a 12v feed coming of it ,
    many thanks for the replys
    chris
     
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    WHOOPS.. !! Yes, silly me...:xdoh:. I'll put this one down to xmas spirit.... LOL
    That's my excuse and I stick by it..... :xrofl:
     
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