Cheap solar battery charging

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PPrep
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Re: Cheap solar battery charging

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Yorkshire Andy wrote: Mon May 09, 2022 10:01 pm
Rusty74 wrote: Mon May 09, 2022 9:14 pm this is something im gona have to have a play about with this summer,as im completely clueless with solar power and recharging,eldest is training to be a sparky in college at the moment,so he can give me a hand,electrics and gas are the two things i never mess with
Have you seen this?

https://www.uk-preppers.co.uk/forum/vie ... hp?t=13491


Latest addition....


Screenshot_20220509-230048.png

£4 on eBay :lol:

I've added a few solar panels to my collection :lol:

The usb output ones have been a bit hit and miss especially on their promises of power :lol:

I got a cheap "300w" one playing this weekend the £20 special was comparable in output to my £50 Anker I'll be honest I was surprised.. but no way is it 100w nevermind 300w got to love the Chinese licence of words :lol:
I'm new and have selected "reply with quote"; I hope this works.

I bought a couple of these, and they're really trickle chargers. I do a bit of electronics and soldered up poor connections inside, and modified them inside to make them a bit better. Very tricky job.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/194934811666 ... BMmpPirZVg
Arzosah
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Re: Cheap solar battery charging

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PPrep wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 8:37 am
Yorkshire Andy wrote: Mon May 09, 2022 10:01 pm
Rusty74 wrote: Mon May 09, 2022 9:14 pm this is something im gona have to have a play about with this summer,as im completely clueless with solar power and recharging,eldest is training to be a sparky in college at the moment,so he can give me a hand,electrics and gas are the two things i never mess with
Have you seen this?

https://www.uk-preppers.co.uk/forum/vie ... hp?t=13491


Latest addition....


Screenshot_20220509-230048.png

£4 on eBay :lol:

I've added a few solar panels to my collection :lol:

The usb output ones have been a bit hit and miss especially on their promises of power :lol:

I got a cheap "300w" one playing this weekend the £20 special was comparable in output to my £50 Anker I'll be honest I was surprised.. but no way is it 100w nevermind 300w got to love the Chinese licence of words :lol:

I'm new and have selected "reply with quote"; I hope this works.

I bought a couple of these, and they're really trickle chargers. I do a bit of electronics and soldered up poor connections inside, and modified them inside to make them a bit better. Very tricky job.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/194934811666 ... BMmpPirZVg
PPrep, you quoted just fine, but then you wrote your own quote *inside* the quote marks, and that makes it quite difficult to tell what's what. When you quote, just press the return button to make sure you're *outside* the quotes, and bob's your uncle :)

Good for you for going for it :)
Yorkshire Andy
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Re: Cheap solar battery charging

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I've fixed it ;)
If your roughing it, Your doing it wrong ;)

Lack of planning on your part doesn't make it an emergency on mine
jennyjj01
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Re: Cheap solar battery charging

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PPrep wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 8:37 am
Yorkshire Andy wrote: Mon May 09, 2022 10:01 pm Have you seen this?

https://www.uk-preppers.co.uk/forum/vie ... hp?t=13491

The usb output ones have been a bit hit and miss especially on their promises of power :lol:

I got a cheap "300w" one playing this weekend the £20 special was comparable in output to my £50 Anker I'll be honest I was surprised.. but no way is it 100w nevermind 300w got to love the Chinese licence of words :lol:
I bought a couple of these, and they're really trickle chargers. I do a bit of electronics and soldered up poor connections inside, and modified them inside to make them a bit better. Very tricky job.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/194934811666
Those tie down Chinese panels are laughably over sold. :) Watt would turn in his grave.
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jansman
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Re: Cheap solar battery charging

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jennyjj01 wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 12:00 pm
PPrep wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 8:37 am
Yorkshire Andy wrote: Mon May 09, 2022 10:01 pm Have you seen this?

https://www.uk-preppers.co.uk/forum/vie ... hp?t=13491

The usb output ones have been a bit hit and miss especially on their promises of power :lol:

I got a cheap "300w" one playing this weekend the £20 special was comparable in output to my £50 Anker I'll be honest I was surprised.. but no way is it 100w nevermind 300w got to love the Chinese licence of words :lol:
I bought a couple of these, and they're really trickle chargers. I do a bit of electronics and soldered up poor connections inside, and modified them inside to make them a bit better. Very tricky job.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/194934811666
Those tie down Chinese panels are laughably over sold. :) Watt would turn in his grave.
They are not quite what described sometimes,but they do charge batteries. With our emergency lighting being battery LED this is good. Simple.
Obviously,the more complex, the more expensive solar becomes required.
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PPrep
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Re: Cheap solar battery charging

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Arzosah, Thanks for your help "PPrep, you quoted just fine, but then you wrote your own quote *inside* the quote marks, and that makes it quite difficult to tell what's what. When you quote, just press the return button to make sure you're *outside* the quotes, and bob's your uncle :)"

Are there step by step instructions for posting and replying to posts anywhere. I'm not familiar with how fora work.
jennyjj01
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Re: Cheap solar battery charging

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PPrep wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 11:57 am Are there step by step instructions for posting and replying to posts anywhere. I'm not familiar with how fora work.
This one uses BBCode, of which there are a few syntax variants. Hitting the " Quote button does most of the work for you. Most 'tag' features are aided by the editor buttons, but you can go freestyle. Problems arise when freestyle edits break or misplace the tags.

https://www.bbcode.org/how-to-use-bbcod ... -guide.php for the full instructions.


What you'll see in the edit box will be similar to...


[quote=jennyjj01 post_id=number time=number user_id=number]
What jenny said [/quote]

Then write in your text here.



Then do 'preview' before submitting
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PPrep
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Re: Cheap solar battery charging

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jennyjj01 wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 9:08 pm
PPrep wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 11:57 am Are there step by step instructions for posting and replying to posts anywhere. I'm not familiar with how fora work.
This one uses BBCode, of which there are a few syntax variants. Hitting the " Quote button does most of the work for you. Most 'tag' features are aided by the editor buttons, but you can go freestyle. Problems arise when freestyle edits break or misplace the tags.

https://www.bbcode.org/how-to-use-bbcod ... -guide.php for the full instructions.


What you'll see in the edit box will be similar to...


[quote=jennyjj01 post_id=number time=number user_id=number]
What jenny said [/quote]

Then write in your text here.



Then do 'preview' before submitting
Jenny, thanks for your help. I've used other fora a couple of times, and there's usually a button to click to reply to a specific post, and they're easy to use. I'm not sure whether this happens or not with this particular forum software. I'm probably making heavy weather of what I believe should be simple! Although I have practical experience with PC's and their applications, I'm no programmer. I've found the FAQ section, and will try that.
jennyjj01
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Re: Cheap solar battery charging

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Instead of just hitting the 'post reply' button, you can just hit the " button to the top right of the post, for a well parsed quote. Then just delete out any unwanted bits and add your comment after the last [/quote]
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PPrep
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Re: Cheap solar battery charging

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Thank you Jenny,; I'll try this.