[Rhodes22-list] Solar battery chargers
goldsmith.cf at gmail.com
Sun Aug 21 10:13:33 EDT 2016
Thanks, Richard. A cheap and not elegant solution is fine by me. I take it the charger reverses the flow of the current to the battery when plugged into the cigar lighter? I had not thought of that.
> On Aug 21, 2016, at 8:55 AM, Richard Beytagh <rbeytagh at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Frank..this is not an elegant solution, but it's cheap and works well
> for a single battery. Buy a 1.5w solar charger from Harbor Freight. Put it
> on your cabin top and lead the cable under the pop-top and plug it into the
> DC power plug (cigar lighter). This has kept my Wal-Mart deep-cycle
> battery charged for 3 years so far.
> S/V Waif
> On Aug 21, 2016 8:37 AM, "Frank Goldsmith" <goldsmith.cf at gmail.com> wrote:
>> My first post — often a lurker, never a poster.
>> I’m thinking of getting a solar charger to use for keeping my deep-cycle
>> battery topped off. Does anyone have any advance on a brand, features,
>> source, etc.? And how does one run the leads down to where the battery
>> sits, under the v-berth cushions? It would seem that the wires could get
>> crimped or could allow moisture to travel along them.
>> Frank Goldsmith
>> Asheville, NC
>> 1985 Rhodes 22 (refurbished around 2001)
>> (Kept on Lake Keowee, SC)
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