Solar Powered 12V Battery Trickle Charger - just £9.99 @ Maplin (1/2 price) ! - HotUKDeals
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Offer available in-store and online until 18/03/2008

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Description : Designed to trickle charge 12V lead-acid batteries with no additional running costs. This charger only requires daylight to work, even if the weather is overcast or dull. 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 and the flashing blue LED indicates when charging is in progress.

Keep your battery topped up with solar power
Ideal for cars, caravans, boats, etc.
Blue flashing LED charge indicator
Durable ABS outer casing
Built-in diode prevents reverse charging
Interchangeable connectors: cigarette lighter plug and crocodile clips
Suction cups for easy mounting
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#1
Ideal I intend to use something like this in conjunction with a car battery and old headlamp unit to create some solar powered shed lighting!!!
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#4
harlzter
Ideal I intend to use something like this in conjunction with a car battery and old headlamp unit to create some solar powered shed lighting!!!


This unit is only 1.5 watt, I think from using these before, that once you car battery dies, it will take about a week to charge enough to use your headlight for 10-15 mins:thumbsup:

Good for what it was designed for though, trickle charge the battery while on the car!!
#5
pedroman;1659678
This unit is only 1.5 watt, I think from using these before, that once you car battery dies, it will take about a week to charge enough to use your headlight for 10-15 mins:thumbsup:

Good for what it was designed for though, trickle charge the battery while on the car!!

The idea is start with a fully charged battery and the light will only be used rarely say for a few minutes twice a week at most, use two panels in parralell it should do the job, easier than running wiring out to the shed and cheap as i already have the other parts:thumbsup:
#6
harlzter
The idea is start with a fully charged battery and the light will only be used rarely say for a few minutes twice a week at most, use two panels in parralell it should do the job, easier than running wiring out to the shed and cheap as i already have the other parts:thumbsup:


I reckon that should do the job then:thumbsup:, Have you thought of using shed lights that use rechargeable NiMh's....would be cheaper and easier. (not as much fun tho')
#7
pedroman;1659942
I reckon that should do the job then:thumbsup:, Have you thought of using shed lights that use rechargeable NiMh's....would be cheaper and easier. (not as much fun tho')

They dont give out that much light though and cant see them being much cheaper than £20ish! and from experience with peoples solar garden lights id prefer the diy approach, the shed roof is flat as its a concrete and brick structure (actually comprises 9x9 shed, former outside loo and coalhouse) its never in the shade too so ideal place for solar panels and I have a liberated wire shopping basket to bolt over the panels to protect them from the kids balls etc!
#8
I have one. Complete waste of money because they do not work!
#9
Predikuesi
I have one. Complete waste of money because they do not work!


I have had so many of these, I have to agree with you, :thumbsup:
#10
pedroman
I reckon that should do the job then:thumbsup:, Have you thought of using shed lights that use rechargeable NiMh's....would be cheaper and easier. (not as much fun tho')


Paid the same for a shed light with solar panel. Wont be as bright as head light but does the job fine. DIY approach sounds more fun tho.
#11
pedroman
I have had so many of these, I have to agree with you, :thumbsup:


is that, they don't work for the light in the shed, or they dont keep your battery charged? my car will be sitting for 4 weeks and im thinking of getting one of these to keep the battery topped up.

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