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Old 03-23-2018, 06:00 PM   #1
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Plug-in Solar Trickle Charger

I have a 2009 Aspect. I have a solar trickle charger that plugs into a 'cigarette' lighter socket and is supposed to keep the chassis battery charged but doesn't. However, there are two of these sockets. Does it matter which one i plug the solar charger into? Are they both connected to the chassis battery circuit?
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PS The solar unit is doing it's job as checked with a multimeter.
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Old 03-23-2018, 07:11 PM   #2
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It may be working but not big enough. If it put out 15 watts in perfect sun you may get 7 watts day in day out. Assume 12 hours of sun then you get half of the 7 or 3.5 watts. Maybe enough for a cell phone when back backing. Look for at least 60 watts or more. I use 300 watts.
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Thank you, Tucsontoy. You're probably right because I just chose one in the medium-price range instead of considering the amperage.
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Old 03-23-2018, 08:38 PM   #4
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First, make sure the cig. outlet is "always on" not "ignition on." The latter won't do any good unless the key is in the on position.
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Old 03-24-2018, 02:02 PM   #5
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Thank you, Gene36542. I need all the help/suggestions. I'll get out my meternow and check the two sockets.
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Old 03-24-2018, 02:30 PM   #6
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If your meter isn't handy, remember you can just plug anything in.. gps, cigarette lighter, instant test light.
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Old 04-02-2018, 03:35 PM   #7
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solar trickle charger

Interested in where you purchased that charger.
I want to get one too.
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Old 04-02-2018, 06:44 PM   #8
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I bought mine directly from the company that makes them, LSL.
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