What would you do?

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  1. treeman

    treeman Read Only Funster

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    Currently installing 215w panel on roof and connecting via 30A charge controller to LB. I store my MH many miles from my house and use at irregular intervals so looking to get some sort of trickle charging for starter battery.
    Options are:
    1. add some wiring to 215w panel as a fused jumper between + on LB and + on starter battery and remove fuse when using MH but replace when stored.
    2. Use a 5w panel I have lying around and make up a cigarette lighter cable to plug in when stored. The PV is diode protected so no battery drain. Handy as I could leave it on my car when away in MH!

    Any thoughts on which would work best?
     
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    just get b2b ctec charger from caktanks job done:thumb:less than £30:thumb:
     
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    The only CTEK b2b charger I can find is the D250s which although I think will do the job is £207. I see a cak branded one on CAK website but no price I can see.

    I guess something like this would be a good solution if more costly.
     
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    Ah thanks, I'll get in touch with them - looks ideal.
     
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