Motorcycle 5W Solar Battery Charger 12V
This powerful 5W solar charger is perfect for maintenance charging of 12V motorcycle batteries which are stored over winter, used infrequently or suffer from discharged battery due to constant electrical drain from the battery (by an alarm for example). The powerful 5W panel means it can also be used in partially-shaded areas where other solar chargers would be inadequate.
- Powerful 5W solar panel
- Never suffer the disappointment of discovering you have a flat battery again!
- Can be used anywhere there is sunshine - no mains electricity required
- Can be used with all types of 12V motorcycle battery (wet lead acid, AGM and gel)
- Quick and easy to install
- Quick and easy to connect/disconnect
Safe for your battery!
The beauty of this 12V solar charger is that it comes with a pre-installed charge controller (regulator) that eliminates any risk of damaging your battery through overcharging. This means that you can have a larger, more powerful 5W solar panel, that will be adequate for winter maintenance charging of 12V batteries up to 50Ah capacity (most motorcyle batteries are only 10 to 20Ah), and that you can leave it connected to your battery all of the time, even through mid summer without fear of overcharging your battery. Many small 12V solar chargers do not incorporate a charge controller and as a result have a lower wattage solar panel that may not be adequate to meet your maintenance charging requirements. The inclusion of the charge controller allows you to simply connect up and forget until you next come to use your bike.
12V Solar Charger for Motorcycle Battery
The larger capacity 5W panel is useful if you cannot position the solar charger in an ideal un-shaded, south facing position. If the panel is approximately 50% shaded (so facing due east or west for example, or shaded by trees or buildings for half the day) it will still be adequate to provide winter maintenance charging of 12V batteries up to 20Ah capacity. Smaller solar chargers are likely to be underpowered when positioned in a less than perfect position.
Motorcycle Solar Charger Kit Contents
The charger comes fully assembled with everything required for quick and simple DIY installation.
- 1 x 5W solar panel with 3.5m (optional 7.5m) cable cable with SAE plug for quick and easy connection/disconnection of solar panel
- 1 x Solar charge controller bonded to back of solar panel
- Battery connection lead with 8mm ring terminals and SAE plug (with weatherproof cover so can be permanently installed on your bike)
- Crocodile clip connection lead with SAE plug
- Simple cable tie fixings for temporary installation of solar panel
The solar panel and charge controller are fully weatherproof and can be permanently mounted outdoors even in exposed locations.
You just need to connect the lead to your motorcycle battery and install/position the solar panel. The solar panel can be temporarily fixed in position with the cable ties supplied or mounted on optional "z" mounts (see below).
2 x "Z" mounts to be DIY attached to the frame to aid fixing the solar panel. We recommend using Z mounts if you are mounting to a flat surface such as a wall as the regulator protrudes beyond the back of the solar panel frame by 19mm (see dimensions below). "Z" mounts can be added as an option above.
Please note that we assemble these kits ourselves using quality components and offer full technical help and back-up. We are always happy to customise kits according to customers needs so please get in touch if you have specific requirements.
Solar Panel & Regulator dimensions 306mm L x 218mm W x 44mm D
Please note that the Regulator protrudes beyond the back of the solar panel frame by 19mm. If mounting on a flat srface we recommend using "Z" mounts which hold the solar panel frame off the mounting surface by approx 25mm.
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