solar charging

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  1. gromit

    gromit Read Only Funster

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    hello i have a 12volt tv point in my motorhome is this sutable for connecting a solar panel trickle charger to ? to keep batterys topped up ? thanks
     
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    I expect this 12v socket will not be live when you turn off the m/h 12v control panel so would be no use for your solar panel.

    It is a simple job to install a 12v point direct to the battery, with a suitable fuse that could be live at all times. I have done this in our m/h and it has many other uses.
     
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    ok thats what i am after doing can you please help how do i do this ? what size cable and fuse etc thanks very much
     
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    You appear to have two threads running on this subject with the same questions and answers so I refer you to Geo's reply on the other thread.
     
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    I wouldn't be too optimistic about using a solar trickle charger over winter. I originally wired three of them together to try to keep my battery alive and they were useless. Even the 85W panel on the roof struggles at times.
     
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    This is what you need :Rofl1: mine yesterday
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    Hi tecno100 that looks like a good bit of kit can you tell me what is called and where to get one and any idea how much. Many thanks in anticipation. Steve.:thumb:
     
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