Taking solar to the jobsite

Discussion in 'Solar Power' started by rhino, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. rhino

    rhino WindyNation Engineer

    We use a GPS unit at work and it runs off a 12v battery. It really is a pain to take it and charge it all the time. So I decided to set up a solar panel to charge it. I used a basic charge controller and reclaimed a coil from a heater that I am using for the dump load. The panel is a 20w and seems to be working great.

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  2. timber

    timber WindyNation Engineer

    Good job, just hope you don't get a meltdown come mid-summer ... :)
    Looks like the perfect application for an affordable size panel too.
  3. leamywind1

    leamywind1 WindyNation Engineer

    Very cool idea. Way to think outside the box.

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