texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Tortoise2187, Codster, ESmith_10, tylerbouyer, Dn1047324
67283 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 104,079
bill oxner 73,411
stxranchman 56,495
SnakeWrangler 53,633
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,451
BMD 41,091
Gravytrain 40,019
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics435,943
Posts6,556,909
Members67,283
Most Online19,184
Feb 5th, 2020
Print Thread
Solar panel question #7992279 09/29/20 05:06 PM
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 290
R
Ratrod101 Offline OP
Bird Dog
OP Offline
Bird Dog
R
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 290
For the guys that have a 12v thrower system on their feeders AND have checked V output, what should a 12v panel put out as far as volts? I have never checked and had one go bad...I had a 12v panel, about twice the size of the standard size you typically see on feeders, but when I checked output, it was between 23-24V...seems high.


Re: Solar panel question [Re: Ratrod101] #7992310 09/29/20 05:30 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,949
A
Archer Anthony Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
A
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,949
See if it has an output rating. That does seem high for a 12 volt solar panel. Also check amperage if you really want to see output


That's what she said
Re: Solar panel question [Re: Ratrod101] #7992379 09/29/20 06:25 PM
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 17,637
T
Texas Dan Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
T
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 17,637
That's about what I measure across the leads of the solar panel I use to keep my ATV battery fully charged. For what it's worth, mine measures about 12x14 inches and puts out about a half-amp of current in full sunlight.

Last edited by Texas Dan; 09/29/20 06:26 PM.

Dan

Re: Solar panel question [Re: Ratrod101] #7993199 09/30/20 11:35 AM
Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 385
P
Pintail711 Offline
Bird Dog
Offline
Bird Dog
P
Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 385
Depending on size, anywhere between 13-17v.

Re: Solar panel question [Re: Ratrod101] #7993838 09/30/20 09:20 PM
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 182
Ol Thumper Online Content
Woodsman
Online Content
Woodsman
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 182
It all depends on the panel, I’m a solar junkie so I’m pretty familiar with them. What size panel is it? I’m guessing it’s a 20 watt by your description but let me know and some of them put out that many volts and they require a charge controller. If it’s putting that voltage out your battery will be fried pretty quick. A small charge controller that size is only about $8.

Re: Solar panel question [Re: Ratrod101] #7994012 10/01/20 12:02 AM
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 17,637
T
Texas Dan Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
T
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 17,637
For what it's worth, here's a photo of the output data that's on the back of the solar panel that I used to maintain a charge on the 12-volt battery in my RV. It gave me many years of dependable service before I finally sold the RV.

It's my understanding the voltage produced by a solar panel is much like the pressure behind the air in a balloon. While it may seem like a lot, it won't last unless you bleed it slowly.

[Linked Image]

Last edited by Texas Dan; 10/01/20 12:21 AM.

Dan

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3