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#11557876 - 04/21/16 07:42 PM Looking for ideas on how to use Solar power for battery charger
Duke 59 Offline
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Registered: 01/02/12
Posts: 171
I'm going to be moving my boat to a dock that does not have electricity and need a way to hook up my battery charger. I know it can be done, but don't know how to size the solar panels to have enough power to charge/maintain batteries. I am running a 2 battery, 24 volt trolling motor system.

Any thoughts?

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#11558065 - 04/21/16 08:45 PM Re: Looking for ideas on how to use Solar power for battery charger [Re: Duke 59]
Luke98 Offline
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Registered: 01/30/09
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Loc: Strawn, texas
See what draw your charger needs then get enough panel to run it. If your wanting to have it maintain 24-7 then you'll need battery banks and other equip that way your still charging at night and on cloudy days.
Otherwise just the correct sized solar panel and a voltage regulator.

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