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Thursday, March 7th 2013, 5:39pm

Solar panel usage

Info on this products on how its use and for???...
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Thursday, March 7th 2013, 6:36pm

Are you asking for info or will you be telling us?
I need a good price on a CTek DC to DC charger then I can look at using a panel

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Friday, March 8th 2013, 9:27am

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Friday, March 8th 2013, 10:38pm

Upgrading your vehicle and installing a second battery expand all possible uses for the 12v power supply. Things like a fridge, external camping lights, a inverter for 220v are now possible. The problem is that the extra battery only last so long. And staying more than a day at a campsite without driving your beloved ft will drain the battery quickly. Increasing the capacity to two additional battery is not a good option as you need to upgrade the alternator. So the other option is to charge the battery at the campsite via solar. Using a ctek dc to dc charger it allows you to connect up alternative power sources like solar or wind turbine. The ctek has some intelligence and will automatically make use of the power sources to charge the battery as it see fit.

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Friday, March 8th 2013, 10:48pm

Its pleasure Deon, glad u tested and saw results.

As for the solar panel,
From my understanding now, u can use it to charge a additional battery for extra accesories, so ....if I take a second battery with, I can connect it str8 to my battery and it will charge it, does one have to use the ctek charger or not?

Or mus it be connected to the ctek charger then to the battery?

Please advise..

Excuse the mispelling, as I'm using BB...
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Friday, March 8th 2013, 11:04pm

Have a look on the web at the ctek dc to dc charger. This unit relays intelligently power from your alternator to charge your main battery as well as your secondary. When you connect the solar panel to the ctek it will automatically make use of the panel to charge your secondary battery. The size of the solar panel is important, I know that it should be of a specific size to charge the battery but I will have to read up what the spec should be. Connecting the panel directly up to your battery may not work, you will then need a panel that can putout 17v or similar to your alternator charging voltage.

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