Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum

Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum (http://www.buggiesgonewild.com/)
-   Electric Club Car (http://www.buggiesgonewild.com/electric-club-car/)
-   -   Solar charger for accessory battery (http://www.buggiesgonewild.com/electric-club-car/74968-solar-charger-accessory-battery.html)

1970buick 01-15-2013 10:20 PM

Solar charger for accessory battery
 
I am thinking of installing a solar charger on the cart to maintain/charge the accessory battery while I am driving around. I am looking at one of the chargers that plugs in cig lighter wired directly to my acc. battery. My question is how many watts/hr. do I need? I will be running radio/lights/subwoofer nd want to keep everything going longer. I am not sure how to convert watts into amp hours. I want something strong, not a trickle charger. Any ideas or thoughts?

SaltLifeCC 01-16-2013 10:11 AM

Re: Solar charger for accessory battery
 
I'm not sure you'd find a practical, affordable panel that will charge your battery at the same rate you are burning it, but it will help. Is there any such thing, in practical terms, as a truly "strong" solar charger? I've seen a couple of carts at campgrounds running around with a solar panel on the roof, but I don't think that is their sole source of power for their battery.

I use a battery tender to charge my accessory battery. I use it for lights and stereo. In the summer, at a campground, my son usually cruises on it for several hours each night burning the lights and playing music. When he brings it back, I plug in the cart and the tender. Unless he's used it more than his average, all batteries are usually charged back up by mid-morning the next day.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:23 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
This Website and forum is the property of Buggiesgonewild.com. No material may be taken or duplicated in part or full without prior written consent of the owners of buggiesgonewild.com. 2006-2017 Buggiesgonewild.com. All rights reserved.