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Solar Powered 12V 1.5W Battery Auto Trickle Charger

Code: L58BF


4.4  out of 5 based on 21 reviews
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  • Keep your battery topped up with solar power, even if the weather is overcast or dull
  • Ideal for cars, caravans, boats etc
  • Interchangeable connectors: cigarette lighter 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 or dull
• Ideal for cars, caravans, boats etc
• Interchangeable connectors: cigarette lighter 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.
Specifications:
Output power: 1.5W @ 17.5V
Testing condition: AM=1.5,100mW/cm2
Cigarette lighter plug fuse rating: 0.5A
Cable length: 2.7m (9ft)
Dimensions: 352 x 125 x 14mm
Weight: 670g

Reviews

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10 of 21 Reviews

  • useless

    absolutely useless, batteries actually went flat in the peak of sunny weather here on 3 different cars I have, I bought 2. idon't know about what's going on with the positive feedback it received here .

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  • works for me, but not via cigarette lighter

    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.

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  • very good product

    This is a great item produces a lot of power for such a small panel even in overcast conditions, keeps battery charged even if not used for long periods found it appears to even extend the life of the car battery if used constantly Can be used to charge lots of different things to , if you buy a car 12volt socket plug and a power drop lead with different ends ask about it in the store best money i ever spent

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  • solar charger

    so far so good seems to work even under the living room light

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  • Knaus Motor Home

    We have a motor home with a leisure battery and a standard starter battery. I bought two of these to maintain the battery charge. I fitted them two months ago leaving them in the cab window facing south. They have maintained both batteries at the 80% charge they were left with.Very pleased.

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  • Solar Powered Battery Auto Trickle charger

    This is a good piece of kit, I had to park up one of my cars for 8 months, so I fitted one of these, and the battery stays topped up, and the car starts instantly when required, worth the money......

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  • Had one of these chargers for a while now and have found that it keeps the battery on my car topped up. Had no trouble starting the motor at all. Excellent value at £10.

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  • 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!

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  • This was recommended by some one from the Horse&Hound Forum. SOlar powered electrical fencing for horses is retailling at approx £350.00 I've attached this to an existing electrical fence with a new car battery and it is working fabulously - £100 at the most for all items. GREAT product, easy to set up, easy to use. Set it up and walk away and for get about it. Brilliant.

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  • We use these on all our small yachts, there have been working fine even in a salt water environment. they keep both leasure batteries topped up whilst the baot are on the moorings. we have not had an engine fail to start since we fitted them. I am just about to order another one for my Caravan.

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  • D.Sutton said:

    Could I connect two in series to enable me to charge a 24volt battery?

    Yes the product does support that.

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  • Alastair Ross said:

    Can this be used to charge a sealed lead acid battery?

    Yes the product does support that.

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  • dave presley said:

    Can i attach this and leave the unit charging constantly when hooked up to cigar connection? Will it need ignition for that?

    This will depend on the car, if the car has an active cigarette socket connection irrespective of ignition it will trickle charge constantly when connected in this manner. However, if the car requires ignition then this unit will connection directly to the battery instead of via the socket in order to trickle charge correctly.

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  • anthony said:

    just purchased 12volt solar charger and it says if led light flashes blues its charging the one i purchased does not flash it stays constant blue is this stil charging thanks anthony

    Yes, this is still charging.

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  • Andrew said:

    Do you have available the mating connectors so that I can extend the cable run(other than the crock clips and cigar lighter plug)?

    Unfortunately not.

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  • Clive said:

    I bought one of these and I found it was putting out 24 volts not 12

    If you a measuring this without a load being placed on the panel this is completely normal (as a multimeter for example will give an incorrect reading from the panel if it is not on a load).

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  • jackhealey said:

    Your packaging states that the panel LED shows BLUE when charging and RED when discharging power into battery.I have not seen it show RED at all.Does this mean that the battery is NOT charging.

    No, the unit has had a change in manufacturing, it now uses only the Blue LED to show charge status.

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L58BF Solar Powered 12V 1.5W Battery Auto Trickle Charger (1+) £14.99

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