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#6298520 - 05/14/16 11:54 AM power panel
mow Offline
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Loc: granbury,texas 76048
amazon has anybody used this trailcam charging/battery panel..if so..how did it work out for you..ive heard pros and cons

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#6298524 - 05/14/16 11:59 AM Re: power panel [Re: mow]
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60% of the 1500 reviews are five stars, top rating. Good enough for me.
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#6298557 - 05/14/16 12:50 PM Re: power panel [Re: mow]
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thanks cast

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#6298588 - 05/14/16 01:45 PM Re: power panel [Re: mow]
rogerh Offline
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I have some cheaper 12 and 15 dollar ones bought on ebay that have been in
service for 5 years and still going. Not sure of the brand.

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#6298589 - 05/14/16 01:46 PM Re: power panel [Re: mow]
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Get you some metal flex conduit, or some braided steel wire loom for that cable, else the squirrels will have a field day with it.

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#6298715 - 05/14/16 05:56 PM Re: power panel [Re: mow]
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I have a couple, worked fine for me. They have an internal battery as well.

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#6298997 - 05/15/16 08:38 AM Re: power panel [Re: mow]
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In my experience, everything sold by Moultrie is of poor quality. How long it lasts, or if it even works when you get it is always going to be a guess.

For my feeder and camera, I first went with a cheaper solar panel, probably a Moultrie, that worked good for a couple of months, but they died on me. I was impressed with the results, but realized I needed better quality. Northern Tool sells some decent solar panels. About ten years ago, I bought one very similar to this one and it's been working great every since. I've replaced the battery 3 times since then, but never any problems with the solar cell.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200512420_200512420

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#6299009 - 05/15/16 08:55 AM Re: power panel [Re: EddieWalker]
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Originally Posted By: EddieWalker
In my experience, everything sold by Moultrie is of poor quality. How long it lasts, or if it even works when you get it is always going to be a guess.

For my feeder and camera, I first went with a cheaper solar panel, probably a Moultrie, that worked good for a couple of months, but they died on me. I was impressed with the results, but realized I needed better quality. Northern Tool sells some decent solar panels. About ten years ago, I bought one very similar to this one and it's been working great every since. I've replaced the battery 3 times since then, but never any problems with the solar cell.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200512420_200512420


That is a very good price. You also need a mount and a controller for the panel. I get my stuff from Kencove



This one powers the Warn winch and the hog light up above. With the big deep cycle battery it will last years.
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#6299646 - 05/15/16 07:58 PM Re: power panel [Re: mow]
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I've ran that same panel for last 7 years with no issue. In fact I just ordered two more

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