Customer question (received via email 22nd June 2016):
Hi, I am considering buying a solar trickle charger for my BMW M3 CSL as I keep the car outside and like the idea of having a charger that doesn't need to be connected to the mains. The battery on the car is a lightweight one (12V 55Ah). I would like to mount the solar panel in the car (not outside) and have it plugged into the cigarette lighter socket.
Could you recommend the best charger for my needs?
Willgen Reply (Email from Bill 22nd June 2016):
Customer Question (received via email 1st March 2016):
Hello, I'm interested in buying one of your BP 10 watt 12 volt panels. Id like it to keep a 12 volt 74 ah battery charged that will be hooked up to some led pathway lighting. Can I wire the panel directly to the battery? Thanks
Willgen Reply (Email from Bill 1st March 2016):
Hi, many thanks for getting in touch.
Rather than wiring the panel direct to the battery, I would recommend installing a charge controller between the solar panel and battery to protect the battery from damage through overcharging. The charge controller will also prevent battery drain back to the panel...
Customer question (received by email 15th January 2016):
I am interested in a solar battery charger which would be mounted on an outside wall of a garage to keep a 2008 VW Beetle battery charged. Does the charger come with mounting brackets and if a longer cable is ordered does it affect the charge.
Thank you Steve
Willgen Reply (email from Bill sent 18th January 2016):
Hi Steve, many thanks for getting in touch.
I am assuming you are looking at the 5W or 10W charger:
The solar panels have four pre-drilled holes in the back of the aluminuim frame to aid mounting and the
We now have stock of solar panel stakes ideal for equestrian and farm use to solar charge electric fencing batteries. They can also be used effectively to keep 12V gas banger/bird scarer batteries charged up.
The stakes are available separately to use with your own solar panel or come supplied as a kit with a 5W or 10W solar panel and everything you need for quick and easy connection to yoru 12V battery.
The steel are sturdily built and are zinc plated to prevent rust formation. The stakes simply push into the ground using the footpeg and handle.
The benefit of solar charging your electric fence battery is that you will not have...
The Evo SMD solar security light is the latest in our range of solar security lights. A quality LED floodlight coupled with an integral battery, PIR motion sensor and solar panel the Evo SMD provides an unparalleled amount of light and reliability.
If you need an outdoor, motion activated light in a location that has no mains power, or you simply want an easy DIY installation without the need for an electrician the Evo SMD is the solution!
This light has excellent water resistance being IP56 rated and is suitable for use in even the most exposed outdoor positions.
The PIR motion sensor can be adjusted to activate the light for...
Solar garden lights are a great way to bring your garden to life at night. They can add an instant magical feel to outdoor spaces and are relatively cheap and simple to install.
Mains powered garden lights on the other hand require significant disruption and expense to install with cables to bury and electricians to pay!
So, if you have decided that solar garden lights are the way forward for you, here are a few simple tips to help you get the most from your solar garden lights.
- Position your solar garden light so that they can benefit from the most sunshine possible. It is not always possible to get the ideal position for...
Stables and field shelters are often located in fields some distance form any mains electrical power.
Checking horses before and after work often mean working in the dark, particuarly in the winter months.
Lights powered by solar panels do not need any mains electric and can provide all the light that you need.
The chepest option is to go for something like a SolarMate Point 5 or Vortex Solar Shed Light , however, these do have limited run times and output particularly in mid winter when you need most light. Many customers get around this by purchasing 2 solar lights and using them alternate days.
A better solution is to...