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Old 11-27-2014, 11:07 AM   #1
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6V Solar Battery Charger Recommendation?

Can someone point me in a good direction for a small solar battery charger/maintainer? I just installed two 6V batteries and would like to add one of those small solar panels to the top of the batteries. I really only need it to maintain the charge while it is at the storage lot between uses. I have 2 6V batteries from Costco - I can't remember what size they are, but if I remember correctly they are GC2 or something like that.

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Old 11-27-2014, 05:38 PM   #2
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Any automotive store; Costco etc. sell small panels just for maintaining batteries. Around boat lifts they use them all the time. Hope you have a safe storage as batteries are lost easily to criminals. Storing at home is safer.

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Old 11-27-2014, 05:47 PM   #3
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One suggestion, make sure what ever SOLAR kit you buy has a SOLAR charge controller with it that mounts between the SOLAR panel and the battery. Without a SOLAR charge controller, the SOLAR panel can overcharge your battery (Once a full charge has been reached) and can even discharge it at night.

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Old 11-29-2014, 09:04 AM   #4
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Harbor Freight often carries a solar kit that would work well for you.. just remember the panels have to be standing vertical and facing S to be of any use to you in the winter... (vertical to keep the low sun on them and to help keep the snow off of them..)
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Old 11-29-2014, 07:27 PM   #5
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Your prolly running your six volts to run your RV so they are hooked positive to negative between the batteries...making 12 volts.... You need a 12 volt charger unless...your going to disconnect every time to charge.
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