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#6926582 - 10/20/17 02:02 AM Solar charger for a trickle charger
sbushee Offline
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Registered: 07/08/15
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Anyone know how to hookup a trickle charger to a solar charger. I would like to keep a trickle charger on my ranger but we shut off power at the lease when no one is there. Any ideas or thoughts? Is it even possible to connect a trickle charger to a solar panel and make it work?

#6926621 - 10/20/17 06:05 AM Re: Solar charger for a trickle charger [Re: sbushee]
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Not a direct answer to your question.

A close friend owns an older Jeep. He parks it outside and does not drive it that much. He keeps a solar panel on the windshield/dashboard that plugs into the power point (used to be called the cigar lighter). I ask him if it works and his response was "the battery does not go dead anymore". I also ask him where he got it.... harbor freight.
Originally Posted By: Chunky Monkey
Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.

#6926877 - 10/20/17 09:50 AM Re: Solar charger for a trickle charger [Re: sbushee]
Shotgun Willie Offline
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Registered: 01/05/10
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Walmart and tractor supply both have 12v solar panels back in automotive that will keep your battery topped off simply by placing alligator clips on the battery. If it's 5 watts or less you don't need anything else, just plug it in and walk away.

#6928372 - 10/21/17 08:46 PM Re: Solar charger for a trickle charger [Re: sbushee]
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I second the Harbor Freight plug in. Used it for my lease Jeep. Works. Cheap too.


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