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Will this charger work with a 12V 9AH lead acid battery (as opposed to a car battery)?
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If I do not use a battery controller what issues will I have?
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Will this charger work with a 12V 9AH lead acid battery (as opposed to a car battery)?

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Wel-Bilt Amorphous Solar Panel - 7 Watt

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"The Wel-Bilt 7 Watt Amorphous Solar Panel works in direct sunlight, low light, hazy and even cloudy conditions to charge a 12V battery. Not related to WELBILT products of Enodis companies. Battery Included No, Watts 7, Includes Solar panel, 6 ft. wire w/battery clamps, LED Light No, Material Amorphous solar cells, aluminum frame, Panels qty. 1, Dimensions L x W x H in. 12 13/32 x 15 3/4 x 3/4, Battery Type 12V, Product Style Battery charger. Sturdy aluminum frame Weather-resistant 7 Watt panel Built-in trickle charger function is ideal for use with cars, boats, tractors, RVs, water pumps and more Blocking diode prevents loss of charge Includes 6 ft. of wire and battery clamps 12.4in.L x 15.75in.W x 0.75in.D"
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Questions & Answers for Wel-Bilt Amorphous Solar Panel - 7 Watt

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Do you have to disconnect this charger at night?

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answer 1
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This solar panel does not have to be disconnected at night. It features a blocking diode to prevent the 12 volt battery(not included) from discharging during nighttime hours.
answered 9 months ago
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WelBiltExpert11
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answer 2
No. It wont do much charging, but you can leave it plugged in.
answered 9 months ago
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Ryan123456
 - Nashville, TN
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I keep mine attached to my battery 24-7. No issues at all. Been hooked up for several months now.
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N2Deep
 - Portland, Texas
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Can you hook this up to your battery while using a power inverter

Can you hook this up to your battery the same time while useing a power inverter
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
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Yes you can hook it up to the battery. The power inverter will emit a beeping sound when the batteries go below a set voltage amount.
I think one 7 watt solar panel is a bit small in watts to use it to charge a vehicle battery in less it is more or less just a Trickle charger for more than one day.. However, if you do want it to do that you need to get a Charge Controller of some type shown in the catalog. It may take a couple days to charge a vehicle battery using this small unit.
I have three 7 watt panels going through a charge controller and charging two Aux batteries in my Motor home.
I keep the Power Inverter hard wired to the batteries, however I do not use the inverter unless the batteries are fully charged.
It takes my three panels up to two days to fully charge them.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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joetheragman
 - Chula Juanna
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answer 2
Absolutely...
answered 10 months ago
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DemolitionMan
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answer 3
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This solar panel can be connected to a battery when a power inverter is being used. This panel provides the battery with 7 watts per hour in ideal conditions(placed in direct sunlight, not cloudy). Your battery charge will drop accordingly if the items running off your inverter draw more than 7 amps.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
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can i hook two of these to a single battery?

can i hook two of these to a single battery? is for a house in the woods that we leave a battery to have electricity( basically just for lights).

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asked 11 months ago
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Two of these seven watt solar panels can be hooked up to a single battery. To be safe a charge controller should be used to prevent over charging.
answered 11 months ago
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WelBiltExpert13
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answer 2
Yes I have 2 hooked in my house right now on a single battery. but im thing of going two 4 and see how it works.In full sun I get any where from 13.8 to 20.8 volts and that seams darn good to me.But I mite add another battery to get more amps.
answered 11 months ago
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Brinkman
 - Sterling,IL
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Yes, but what would work better is two batteries, hooked positive to positive, negative to negative, brought to a full charge, and THEN put a panel on each battery (the same as two on one battery).
The reason I suggest two batteries, is the deeper a battery is discharged, the more current it takes to bring it back up to a full charge. Adding a second battery will buffer the drain you put on your setup, allowing for a faster full recharge.
answered 10 months ago
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DemolitionMan
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can the connecting wire be extended without affecting the charging?

Can a cigarett lighter type connector be added / used for charging?
 
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We do not recommend modifying this solar charger in any way.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
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answer 2
There are other choices if you are attempting to use it to keep your battery trickle charged while sitting. This will work however just a bit slower and you can extend the cable if needed.
There is another unit in the catalog that is better suited and comes with a wire and cigarette lighter/port plug on it already. I would use the 20 watt unit personally It can sit on your dash and plug directly into the cigarette lighter or power port. Just make sure your power port or lighter socket is hot with the ignition key in the off position. If it is not buy a dual power port outlet and pay an auto electrician twenty to thirty dollars to hook it into a 12 volt source. You can do the installation of the power port and let them do the hook up. Also it is recommended you use the 20 Watt unit with a charge controller.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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joetheragman
 - Chula Juanna California
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Can I hook this up to my boat battery and leave it hooked up all winter to keep the battery charged?

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
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cls2
 - Kansas
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answer 1
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Yes, you can use with a boat battery as long as it is 12 volt. It should work, but may not if for some reason there is still a large draw on the battery when idle.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
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Yes BUT the big question comes in where you live, and store the boat. first make sure the battery is topped off with DISTILLED water (cooking off water with deposits or chlorine in it will kill the battery). Next The panel needs light to work... use accordingly
answered 10 months ago
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Will this unit charge agm batteries ok

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
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This solar panel is compatible with AGM(absorbed glass mat) 12 volt batteries.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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Yes. For all intents and purposes consider this a trickle charger/maintenance charger. It doesn't have all the controller electronics of a good trickle charger, but it does have very limited current supply ability, which translated to real world use means it is safe for any lead acid application of the correct voltage. In full sun (high noon, 90 degree angle to the sun) the panel should put out just over one half amp (.58 amp) so you will be fine.
answered 10 months ago
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DemolitionMan
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Can I use this panel with battery still hooked up?

The battery in my travel trailer has a very small drain on it when in storage, mostly from the propane leak detector. Is it okay to use this panel while the battery is still hooked up or should I just disconnect the battery from the trailer?
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This solar panel can be connected to the battery while it's still hooked up to the travel trailer. It will work for your application provided the battery drain from the trailer(including the propane leak detector) is minimal. This panel provides the battery with 7 watts per hour in ideal conditions(placed in direct sunlight, not cloudy).
answered 10 months ago
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answer 2
I have one hooked up to cover the drain on my battery for the exact same reason. The battery is never disconnected And I have no issues what so ever. In My instance I mounted a pipe flange on the tongue of the trailer. the panel on a painted and sealed piece of plywood, another flange centered on the back of the plywood, a 45 degree elbow on that flange and a eight foot pipe in between the panel and tongue (2 4 ft pieces and a coupler) . I painted the pipe, and replaced the clamps with rubber trailer type 2 conductor connectors to the battery cable that I already had set up for a maintenance charger, Been running this for four years without a hitch. (my panel DOES have a reverse polarity blocking diode, If the new ones don't they are easy to install, and can be bought for a couple bucks at radio shack as rectifier diodes, you will want something that will handle a minimum of 30 volts 15 amp, to handle any heat issues from sitting in the sun, NOT a small signal diode, other than that, there are no critical specifications, even a 1n9001 or similar would work but if put in the housing it would cook in a relatively short time
answered 10 months ago
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Is this charger compatible with gel cell batteries?

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The Wel-Bilt Solar Panel can be used to charge gel cell batteries.
answered 10 months ago
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yes,. I use this panel on the AGM battery in my boat and on several batteries in parallel, on my hoist.
answered 9 months ago
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Raconteur
 - Virginia
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Do you sell extention for the wiring so you could mount the panel outside a bldg and run the wires inside.

trying to use to keep battery on atv charged. It parked in a shed and I would like to mount the panel on the roof of the shed and run a line inside to the atv.
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rika1276
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answer 1
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This solar panel includes 6' of wire connected to battery clamps. The wire length can be extended by splicing in additional wire. The minimum gauge wire required is AWG #16 or #18. You can use wire that is one gauge lower(#16) to minimize power loss. Northern Tool does not carry wire for that application.
answered 9 months ago
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answer 2
I did this for my lawn mower and several other batteries including my battery powered hoist. Buy a roll of 18 gage wire and hook it up.
answered 9 months ago
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Raconteur
 - Virginia
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Will this overcharge?

It doesn't say anything about a regulator or module that shuts off the charge if it is battery is charged. Does this continue to feed power to the battery if the battery is charged?
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
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Thatguy2012
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This is basically a trickle charger - as the battery voltage comes up the battery itself will act as the regulator. I have one of these hooked directly to a 100AH deep cycle battery on the boat and it works fine without a secondary controller - doesn't overheat the battery or cause electrolyte loss.

If you're charging a very small wet cell battery or using it for other kinds of work you may need a secondary controller.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
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57Scotty
 - Illinois
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answer 2
Wel-Bilt Expert
This panel, as well as any system under 15 watts, will be safe to use without a charge controller. It has built in protection and will not overcharge the battery.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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WelBiltExpert29
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