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Solar Powered 12V 1.5W Battery Auto Trickle Charger

Code: L58BF

Solar Powered 12V 1.5W Battery Auto Trickle Charger is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 39.
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  • Keep your battery topped up with solar power, even if the weather is overcast
  • Ideal for cars, caravans, boats etc
  • Interchangeable connectors: accessory socket plug and crocodile clips

Product details

Solar Powered 12V 1.5W Battery Auto Trickle Charger

• Keep your battery topped up with solar power, even if the weather is overcast
• Ideal for cars, caravans, boats etc
• Interchangeable connectors: accessory socket plug and crocodile clips
• Blue flashing LED charge indicator
• Durable ABS outer casing
• Built-in diode prevents reverse charging
• Suction cups for easy mounting

Designed to trickle charge 12V lead acid batteries with no additional running costs. Ideal for cars that will be left standing for long periods, as well as for maintaining batteries in caravans and boats. The built-in blocking diode prevents reverse charging from the battery to the solar panel at night.

The solar panel can be connected directly to your car battery, or used through your 12V accessory socket, and will slowly trickle charge the battery. It is not designed to charge a battery completely from flat, however will maintain a battery by keeping it topped up when it is not in use. For larger vehicles with bigger batteries consider using a higher wattage solar panel.
Technical Specifications:
Peak output power: 1.5W
Voltage (@max. power): 17.5V
Open circuit voltage: 21V
Short circuit current: 68mA
Testing condition: AM=1.5,100mW/cm2
Accessory socket plug fuse rating: 0.5A
Cable length: 2.4m
Dimensions: 350(l) x 125(w) x 14mm(l)
Weight: 530g
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I read the other reviews a couple of weeks ago before I bought mine. They are mostly spot-on. I did hope that this would work via my cigarette lighter but was not surprised when it didn't. However I can sit the panel on the dash and I run the wire around / under the passenger door and then under the bonnet of my Alfa 159. Only a couple of inches of wire are visible outside the car?????? and the battery is topped up. I would recommend the solar panel to other people who have a car where the battery is exhausted by the drain from the alarm etc. over a period of a couple of weeks or more.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a well made product, the interchangeable adapters (cigarette lighter and croc clips) allow connection directly to the battery circuit or via car cigarette lighter socket. It is not waterproof, but using the plastic case that all the parts were in and sealing it in the case, it has been outside several rainy days without any problems. It has a slow charging rate, but it only rated at 1.5w charging spec. so it is to be expected. It will maintain a battery at full charge when the battery is not in use and this Electricity is free! :-)
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good solar panel, it works even in daylight. I think it uses a voltage regulator built-in, as seems to be able to keep the voltage around 18v no matter on the amount of light (in reasonable lighting conditions - e.g cloudy day. I Have tested the voltage and it seems to be around 17-18 volts, which is a good voltage for charging 12v batteries. I have it permenantly connected to a small 12v 6ah lead-acid battery which runs a small inverter. From a day of charge in mild sun on window (after voltage gone down for inverter to cut off), I can run a 20watt fan for around 40-55 mins, or charge my mobile up fully. The average power I recorded from this panel in mildly sunny conditions is around 500-600mah worth of charge - meaning every day it puts 0.5 of 6ah's into my battery. You get a good length of cable - around 2-3 metres.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This panel is ideal for trickle charging my diesel car battery that is used very infrequently. It maintains sufficient charge so that even while the car alarm and Immobiliser systems are working continuously the battery remains in fully charged state. After fixing the panel to the inside of the window using the suckers the cable can be trapped in the wound up window and run under the closed car bonnet. The winter months still provide sufficient output.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I got one of these for my 1972 VW camper van after having starting problems due to a low battery- and it works great. I leave it plugged in for long periods over the winter and it always starts first time. When away camping i connect it to my leisure battery which is ideal if you have one as you can keep that topped up too. Would highly reccomend!
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought this to charge up a portable 12v power pack that I was taking camping with me. Great product, robust, simple to use and comes with all the connections you may need. Simply attached to my powerpack during the day and trickle charged until later on in the evening where we then connected some outdoor led fairy lights, which then illuminated the tent until bedtime. Were also able to charge our mobile phone during the day. Great price, great product...
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best tenner I have ever spent, just plug in and forget it ,with the piece of mind of knowing the battery will be fully charged when you next go to your car, great for when you leave your car standing for the 2 week summer break.So good I purchased on foe my elderly father,easy to use and no hassle. Great product highly recommended.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I used this on our Cadet Squadron bus to help it over long periods of inactivity, I coupled it through inline fuses via a relay which cut it out the moment anyone turned the ignition on. (the panel may be damaged by using the starter whilst it is connected, see) It is permanently on the dashboard and has been absolutely reliable & successful. Great product and thus mounted is idiot proof!
Date published: 2014-11-18
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I bought a solar charger from you back in 29/08/2016 which has now failed the charge light is no longer flashing when it is in the sun. can this be replaced as it is less than a year old.

Asked by: carlpots
Please return the item for testing. You can do this via a store or our customer support team.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-06-29

Is this unit waterproof or should it be kept in a plastic bag

Asked by: Bridget
This is weather proof but not water proof.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-06-26

So you literally just plug this into your cigarette lighter socket and put panel in window and it works? No other fitting required?

Asked by: Sooper9
It requires connection to the battery as well , but essentially yes.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-06-15

will this charge a lead calcium battery

Asked by: doml
Unfortuently this would not be suitible for lead calcium battery.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-05-31

So when the battery is fully charged then this will stop charging and when it dips below again it will then start charging again

Asked by: Harry22673
This item does not have an automatic cut of , and will continue to trickle charge until the user disconects it.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-03-22

hi is it weather proof

Asked by: bob 85
No, this item is not weather proof.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-03-20

would this product work on the battery on a mobility scooter (have one at holiday home - and keep returning to a flat battery) would I be able to leave in on for 4 weeks between visits?

Asked by: dodar
Sorry we cannot guarantee this, it would be unwise to leave a battery charging unattended for such a long period of time.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-03-16

How long are the cables?

Asked by: Mitbin
The overall cable length is 2.4m. 3m extensions are available at the link below. http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/solar-sae-3m-extension-cable-n72jk
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2017-02-21
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L58BF Solar Powered 12V 1.5W Battery Auto Trickle Charger (1+) £14.99

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