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Solar Panel trickle charger

Jun 14, 2017
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Hi Funsters . . . . I am going to buy a Solar Panel to use as a trickle charger to help keep starter battery alive over winter.
I have been advised to get 40 watt panel and a controller . . . . my question is My Benimar Anthus control panel seems to have 'Solar Panel' operation listed. Can anyone confirm that I can connect Solar panel to this control panel to keep battery charged or is it better to keep it independent?E-465.jpg Any help would appreciated
 

pappajohn

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It would appear you can but if its a free standing panel, for ease I would connect direct to battery.
Also, a 40w panel isn't going to give much in winters low sun and short hours and there are going to be a lot of sunless days too where you'll get nothing. .
 
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