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Unread 01-26-2009, 01:02 PM   #1
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Solar trickle chargers?

One of my Jeeps sits about 5 hours away at the parents' house so I have something to drive/ hunt out of when I'm down there. Sometimes the things sits for several months without being started.

I usually just stick a trickle charger on there when I get there, but I'd rather have a way to keep it topped off between trips down there.

Anyone used any of these solar jobs that supposedly keep the battery topped off? Work ok?

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Unread 01-27-2009, 08:31 AM   #2
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No personal use experience but they are on almost all the Army vehicles in Iraq. As long as the Jeep / solar panel is getting some sun it should work fine.
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Unread 01-27-2009, 08:57 AM   #3
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Every Army rig I have been has them, seems to work very well.
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Unread 01-27-2009, 09:18 AM   #4
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They work great, I work for a Audi dealership and we used to use them. They were installed at the port and then the truck drivers took them off when they got to the dealership. If you need one I have an VW/Audi one that I can sell. I can gets pics of it if you like.
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