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#7223594 - 07/13/18 09:51 AM solar panels
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Registered: 08/18/12
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I have one that is over 10 years old any way to clean them or just get a new one this one is still charging looks really bad

#7223707 - 07/13/18 12:15 PM Re: solar panels [Re: T-bird]
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If it still charges your battery fully then keep using it. Don't clean it. If it's not fully charging your battery then throw it away and buy another unit.

#7224230 - 07/14/18 05:47 AM Re: solar panels [Re: T-bird]
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Look at some utube videos on cleaning car headlights.

Works pretty well on smooth ones but not so much on the bumpy ones.
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#7248989 - 08/08/18 07:42 AM Re: solar panels [Re: T-bird]
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I hooked up a motor on my son in laws barrel last weekend. Everything was new except the solar panel. I checked it was a meter at home (without installing it) and it worked great. I get to the lease and hook everything up and the digital timer is acting weird and saying the new battery was dead. I had charged several brand new ones. I tried a different battery with the same results. I disconnected the sole panel and everything worked great. Not sure why that happened but long story short he will buy a new solar panel. Nothing worse then finding out opening morning your stuff hasnít been working because of a weak link.

For the same reason Iíll never use a plastic lid ever. Something chewed a hole in one years ago and basically I ended up with a barrel full of fermented corn on opening morning. Ha

I would say get a new one that you know works.
I once drank muddy water out of a hoof print and was dang glad to get it.


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