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point3dave

07-14-2014 18:09:49
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Does any one have any experience on using these on tractors in a shed with no electricity during the winter in Mn? Dave




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Greenfrog

07-20-2014 20:01:42
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 Re: solar battery charges in reply to point3dave, 07-14-2014 18:09:49  
Good idea.
Who sells these?



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soundguy

07-15-2014 16:23:12
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 Re: solar battery charges in reply to point3dave, 07-14-2014 18:09:49  
if you start with a good battery, charged and clean top, and then disconnect a cable and hookup the solar charger.. you should return to a good bat. the solar cell will top off the self discharge.. etc.



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Bob

07-14-2014 20:29:59
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 Re: solar battery charges in reply to point3dave, 07-14-2014 18:09:49  
I am all in favor of solar panels and use them in a couple of applications, but reading your post, if you have a good battery in your tractor at a remote location and simply disconnect it after the last use in the fall (to prevent ANY parasitic drain) it will survive quite well and start the tractor when re-connected in the spring.

Or, take it home with you and keep it warm all winter, then re-instal it when you go back to the outlying area next spring..

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oldproudvet

07-14-2014 19:59:32
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 Re: solar battery charges in reply to point3dave, 07-14-2014 18:09:49  
I've a couple of panels that VW uses when they ship cars. They're about 12"x14" and attach to the inside of the windshield with 4 suction cups. They then plug into the lighter socket. I don't know the current produced but they work on several pieces of eqpt I have in west central MN. My older son was a tech for VW and they'd throw them out when they prepped the cars. He brought a couple home and they still work. I did hook 4 together and used them to keep a 12v fencer going in a remote pasture for a couple of years

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