Solar Trickle charger

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by 2008FLHTCUI, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. 2008FLHTCUI

    2008FLHTCUI New Member

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    Greetings and thank you to the forum contributors. I've learned alot and it's an enjoyable forum. Here's my q:
    Ran across the following:
    dubya.dubya.dubya.goldengadgets.com/solar-power/12v-solar-panel-battery-charger.html"]12V Solar Panel Battery Charger

    Thoughts? Concerns? Using solar in freezing environments? Tell me what you think and TIA.
     
  2. Cyclops

    Cyclops Active Member

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    I prefer a 'tender' over a charger. Also, I'm not patient enough to wait nearly 24 hours to to charge a battery. Per the site, "The 12V Solar Panel Battery Charger will require approximately 21-23 hrs in the sun to completely replenish 6 hours of battery use at 7 watts per hour."
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    HMMM, going green?
     
  4. Hoople

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    If it's Sunny out, you should really be riding. What we really need is a battery charger that charges your battery when it rains. A Hydro-electric battery charger!
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Specially here in Florida where it rains almost daily:p
     
  6. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Actually sounds like a good idea, but since it does not have auto shutoff, I would go with the battery tender with it's intelligent design and having used one for so many years.
     
  7. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Looks like original price was $139.00 on sale for $69.00. I would doubt the benefits do not out weigh the cost. Especially when most bikes are parked in dark garages. Plus it is a charger. Like others have said you need a tender or maintainer to properly care for battery.
     
  8. gator508

    gator508 Senior Member

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    Ha-ha-ha....so who is going to build the dam.
     
  9. Dr.Evil

    Dr.Evil Junior Member

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    I actually have one, it fits over the end of the down spout. NOT