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Solar Powered 12V 2.4W Battery Trickle Charger

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Overview

  • Keep your battery topped up with solar power, even if the weather is overcast
  • Interchangeable connectors: accessory socket plug and crocodile clips
  • Durable ABS outer casing

Product overview

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

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.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from ok here's a fair and honest review this is not a charger so don't buy it thinking it will charge a car battery, because it won't. what it will do is keep your battery topped up. on a sunny day i tested mine with a maplins multi-meter and it kicks out about 127mah at about 17volts, which isn't much, but as the name says it's a 12V 2.4W Battery Trickle Charger (the volts go down when you attach it to a battery, it comes with suction pads which after wetting stick on a window for days before needing to be reapplied, i use mine to boost my solar array (especially when we have overcast days) would i recommend it ? well if you can get it while it's on offer yes ,then combine two and you have 4.8 watts
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product straight out of the box. Power is spot on when tested with a voltmeter. It really doesn't have to be glorious sunshine as the panel will work at slightly reduced power. As the panel is delicate glass, I would suggest using the mounting holes to attach a piece of strong perspex to the front. Bolt through the holes or drill the perspex & cable tie through the holes.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant item. Using to keep my batteries charged on my narrow boat when its not on mains hook up on the marina, Set it up plug in and forget it so simple yet so cost effective.I highly recommend this item to all narrow boat owners.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from got the solor trickle charger very pleased with it it would get five stars but for a problem there is no way of telling if is working the fuse could blow and you would not know other than that its great ps great service
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I bought two of these one for a car and one for my motorbike, and they work perfectly. my motorbike is unused for six months and was sick of buying batteries as i dont have electric to the garage, so I put this on and combined it with the Maplins solar regulator ,Code: N94NG. I recommend you use a regulator so as to not overcharge the battery, I just put the solar panel aginst the Garage window and the car one on the dash when not using it and they work faultlessly, wish I had these years ago. Just buy one you wont regret it. Mark
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great piece of kit, have used it on my boat for the last year and batteries remain fully charged even with my automatic bilge pump in regular use,
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from excellent value at the price. used it on my RX400h so battery doesn't discharge when left for 3 weeks. I changed the plug configurations so it will connect via the OBD2 socket inside the car.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Have replaced our older solar panel with one like this back in February but only last week when we went out in our caravan I went to remove it from the window and all around the edges of the unit have melted! yes melted. We have never been so disappointed in an item as this. We have used trickle charge solar panels for years whilst our caravan is in storage & never had this type of problem.
Date published: 2014-11-18
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Specification

Technical specifications:
Peak output power: 2.4W
Voltage (@max. power): 17.5V
Current (@max. power): 137mA
Open circuit voltage: 21V
Short circuit current: 225mA
Testing condition: AM1.5, 100mW/100cm2 @25°
Accessory socket plug fuse rating: 0.5A
Cable length: 2.4m
Dimensions: 350(l) x 215(w) x 14mm(d)
Weight: 800g

Hy. Can this product be attached to the roof on the outside of the vehicle?

Asked by: lacky
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application, I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-10-05

How would this fair on a tractor battery 95ah? Kind regards Mathew

Asked by: Mathew
It's very hard to make any kind of guarantee as every vehicles power consumption when not in use is different. Typically these panels are intended to keep a battery healthy during periods of non use, if you have any extra systems in a vehicle taking extra power (an in vehicle video recording system for example) then there is a high likelihood that more energy is being consumed than replaced and the battery will eventually drain and become flat. To give an examples of how much power the panel places into a battery. At maximum output (ideal conditions) the panel would provide 137 milliamps per hour. If we assume an average day of 12 hours this will generate approx 1.65 Amps per day. As long as the energy removed from the battery does not exceed that amount it will keep the battery at a sustainable level. If you wished to charge the battery you mention from flat to full it would take 57.5 (12 hour) days, however this does not take into account energy lost through natural dissipation. Obviously in winter months the hours of daylight are much shorter so this would adversely affect the amount of power being generated.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-09-20

When the battery is fully charged does the charging stop, can the battery be over charged, is it an intelligent charger?

Asked by: MIke
I'm afraid not , If unattended You should never leave a battery on charge unattended for such a length of time. If you are worried about overcharging use a charge regulator, it would also be prudent to check the battery solar cell wiring and regulator at regular intervals. On the below link is a charge regulator : https://www.maplin.co.uk/p/12v-30a-solar-charge-regulator-n28kr
Answered by: Neil G
Date published: 2017-08-16

Can this be used to charge phone on camping trip

Asked by: John
This would not be suitable for that use.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-07-26

Is this suitable for motorcycle batteries, that I can leave for long periods of time

Asked by: Pete
It is suitable for 12v batteries ... You should never leave a battery on charge and unattended for long periods of time, it is advisable to make regular checks.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-05-24

Can I leave this solar panel trickle charger connected to my Boat Battery when the engine is running, if not how do I isolate the panel without having 2 x live crocodile clips in hanging in the battery box?

Asked by: Blue Fin
The panel MUST be disconnected from the battery when the engine is running. Unfortunately we are unable to advise on any kind of specific wiring or project design. If you are unsure of how to accomplish this it would be advisable to contract the services of an qualified electrical installer.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-05-17

dose it charge mobiles up

Asked by: gazasher
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-05-16

can it charge up moblie phones

Asked by: gazasher
This item has no support to directly charge a mobile phone.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-05-14
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