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NPower Amorphous Solar Panel Battery Maintainer/Trickle Charger Kit - 7 Watts

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The NPower Amorphous Solar Panel Battery Maintainer/Trickle Charger Kit allows you to use the power of the sun to charge cars, ATVs, personal watercraft, light-duty trucks, SUVs, boats, RVs, tractors, pumps and more. Ideal for use with all 12V batteries. An effective way to replenish your batteries and keep them ready for quick starts. Includes Alligator clamps, 12V DC plug, wire, mounting screws, LED Light No, Material ABS plastic, Panels qty. 1, Battery Included No, Watts 7, Product Style Maintainer, Temperature Range F -40-176, Dimensions L x W x H in. 18in. L x 1 1/2 x 14 1/2in. W x 1 1/2in. D. Durable ABS plastic construction is maintenance-free No installation required The 18in.L x 14 1/2in.W x 1 1/2in.D amorphous solar panel even works in low light and cloudy conditions Self-regulated, will never overcharge your batteries Simply plug it in and it begins working immediately Includes 12V power source adapter, alligator battery clamps, 9 1/2 ft. wiring and pre-drilled base with 4 stainless steel mounting screws
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Questions & Answers for NPower Amorphous Solar Panel Battery Maintainer/Trickle Charger Kit - 7 Watts

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Can this solar panel be left outside?

asked 1 year, 10 months ago
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Anonymous
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NPower Expert
Yes, the NPower Solar Panel Battery Maintainer can be used outside.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
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NPowerExpert29
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my panel has been mounted to the roof of my garage for over two years. When it snows, it normally melts off in a day or so. This unit has worked great for me.
answered 9 months ago
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td64
 - ohio
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Does it have a blocking diode?

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
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RSer
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The NPower Solar Panel Kit does include a blocking diode.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
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NPower12
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answer 2
yes this has a blocking diode that prevents overcharge and discharge.
answered 7 months ago
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jimtomm
 - warren pa
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charger, will it charge gell cell batteries

will it charge gel cell batteries
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
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The NPower Solar Panel Charger Kit will also charge gell cell batteries.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
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NPower12
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yes and very nicely I might add
answered 8 months ago
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DemolitionMan
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Can the charger wire line be extended? How far?

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
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rbmart
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The wire on the NPower Charger Kit can be extened with an additional 10 feet of wire.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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NPower12
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I cut the connector off and extended the wires myself about four feet. I just used some butt connectors and two conductor extension cord. Has been working great for over two years.
answered 9 months ago
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td64
 - ohio
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How can I tell that the maintainer/charger is working?

I have the device setup on the dashboard plugged into the 12V outlet. The 12V outlet works even when the truck is off.
asked 8 months ago
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kmc0929
 - NC
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NPower Expert
The NPower Solar Panel Charger Kit does not have an indicator light saying that the unit is working. To verify this, a volt meter would need to be used to show the amp rating provided by the solar panel.
answered 8 months ago
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NPower12
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answer 2
before plugging it in check it with a meter...
answered 8 months ago
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DemolitionMan
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can I use this charger on an electric trolling motor while in use ?

asked 4 months, 1 week ago
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The NPower Solar Charger Kit can be used to charge the battery while using the trolling motor.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
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NPower12
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Probably, but you have to know that almost any motor would drain far more than this can produce.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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OFFROMUPPERSC
 - York, SC
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is it weatherproof?

Is it weatherproof enough to permanently mount to the top of my trailer?
asked 3 months ago
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Anonymous
 - Chicago
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The solar panel can be mounted outside permanently.
answered 3 months ago
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NPower6
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Made to be mounted outside
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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OFFROMUPPERSC
 - York, SC
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Will it discharge my battery if left conneced?

Will I need to buy a regulator with this Trickle Charger Kit? I have heard that if the Trickle Charger is left connected for a long period it begins to discharge the battery.

Thank you, Richard McInnis
asked 2 months ago
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MacO
 - Spokane, WA
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NPower Expert
This battery maintainer/charger kit will not discharge your battery. It has a blocking diode that prevents battery discharge. A regulator or charge controller is not necessary.
answered 2 months ago
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NPower11
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answer 2
No you won't have to worry. It is equiped with a diode to prevent over-charge and discharge. We leave ours connected at all times.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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claybuster2009
 - Shreveport, LA
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How long is the cable from clips to panel?

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
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With the alligator clips attached, the cable will be about 10 feet long.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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NPowerExpert29
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can this item maintain two batteries while in use with a power inverter?

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
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hankr
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This solar charger kit can maintain batteries that are linked in series or parallel even when connected to a power inverter. If two batteries are connected to the panel, the power produced by the solar panel will charge the first battery(the second battery is linked to the first by cables) until completely charged. Once the first battery is charged fully, the second battery will receive the charge from the solar panel. This solar panel produces 7 watts per hour in ideal conditions(placed in direct sunlight, not cloudy). The batteries' charge will drop accordingly if the items powered off the inverter draw more than 7 amps.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
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NPower11
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