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Posted by in Ask Bill on Jan 20, 2016 .

Customer question (received by email 15th January 2016):

Hi
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:

  5W Solar Panel Kit

  10W Solar Panel Kit

The solar panels have four pre-drilled holes in the back of the aluminuim frame to aid mounting and the

12V solar chargers are perfect for year around maintenance of 12V car and vehicle starting batteries and caravan/boat (leisure) batteries. But which is best for you?

There are numerous 12V solar trickle chargers available and choosing the right one can be difficult. Cheap is tempting but not always cheerful and who should you believe when it comes to performance and quality?!

Well worry no more. Here is Willgen's definitive guide to choosing the right 12V solar battery charger for all year round battery maintenance.

What's Best For...?

Before we get into the detail, if you are looking for a quick pointer in the right...

Posted by in Ask Bill, Solar Lights and Chargers on May 18, 2010 .

Here at Ecofreak we love the summer, however as the British weather is never predictable, when we do get some good weather make the most of it! 

Here are our top ten favourite eco products to help you enjoy your summer, whether your out and about camping, going to a festival or just larging it up with your mates in the garden.

1. Solar Powered Charger

Just because you are in the middle of a field doesn't mean you can't charge your mobile phone or iPod! Get a solar phone charger  such as the Solio solar charger  and you use the free and abundant power of the sun to charge your mobile electronic appliances.

Solio solar charger...

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