Power cut kit..

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Yorkshire Andy
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Re: Power cut kit..

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Stonecarver wrote: Wed Feb 09, 2022 9:37 pmYep
Few options available you can get basic solar chargers eg

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/363150716355 ... BMwszTi9xf



Do not expect miracles but those cheap £1 solar lights are usually a AA or AAA cell so can make several chargers fir a couple of quid ;) snip the led out no load no draw at night


I've a couple of usb chargers ranging from small to large units


https://www.amazon.co.uk/HiQuick-Chargi ... 5135&psc=1


I've also got a couple of Lidl 240 and 12v chargers 12v charging seems to be dying out due to the usb driven world ....
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Re: Power cut kit..

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Thanks Andy
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Yorkshire Andy
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Re: Power cut kit..

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jansman wrote: Sat Feb 05, 2022 3:31 pm
Yorkshire Andy wrote: Sat Feb 05, 2022 1:19 pm
jansman wrote: Tue Feb 01, 2022 7:20 pm

Cheers mate. My brother dabbles in caravan sales,so a leisure battery should be easy to source.

Well found my little China made usb meter ..

But it's blooming cloudy ..

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The cheap "100w" :lol: China panel looked to be doing good showing 5 volts until I plugged in the Anker power bank then it dropped to IMG_20220205_123105_253.jpg

No ampage no charge...


So tried the Lidl 14w and the cheap China "20w" panels they wouldn't even power up the tester ..


Most success was the 60w solar panel plus charger/ controller with the leisure battery

(Can't get to the wires to measure the panels input)



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The 50w panel with the charge controller is taking in about 0.8a for comparison doesn't sound much but it's holding its own Vs usage

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To be continued :lol:
Interesting research there Andy.Thanks for sharing that.

Suns out :lol:

The 100w :lol: :lol: :lol: China panel is showing 4.8v at 0.6amps...

The 20w :lol: :lol: is showing 4.75v at 0.18a

The folding Lidl silver crest is kicking out 4.9v at 0.7a so is the clear winner ;)
If your roughing it, Your doing it wrong ;)

Lack of planning on your part doesn't make it an emergency on mine