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Old 09-22-2020, 02:45 PM   #1
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12v solar battery charger

Ready to store a 42' 5th wheel for 7 mos. Have 3 deep cycle batteries and a battery minder to balance power. Any recommendations re a solar charger? Storing in Hiawassee, Ga mountain area.Tks, Ron
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I had 3 deep cells on a 5 watt solar panel. Stayed good all winter in eastern Washington. An the batteries were mostly useless before storage!
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Old 09-23-2020, 10:28 PM   #3
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If your storing without power, take that battery minder off. It uses power to work and that will just run them down.
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Google for a list of the top solar battery chargers. I did and was helpful. Haven't bought one yet but will when I replace my batteries in my 5th whl.
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If you have the batteries disconnected, and fully charged, they will be fine for 7 months.

Otherwise, You can get something like a 100 watt portable panel with a simple charge controller. Set the panel on the roof and secure it with something to keep it from blowing off. That should keep them topped up.

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