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Old 12-17-2015, 04:55 PM   #35
MikeAndMad
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Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Vegas 24.1
State: California
Posts: 11
THOR #3369
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Originally Posted by JamieGeek View Post
Note that your Y connection is shorting the batteries together unless you put two diodes in.

I've tried a small solar panel (a 6W one from campingworld: Nature Power Solar Battery Maintainers and Trickle Chargers - 6-watt - RDK Products 40014 - Solar Panels - Camping World). Even with the battery disconnected it couldn't hold a charge on a single battery let alone two.
Sounds too weak. Coleman has an 18W solar charger complete with charge controller and a diode to prevent discharge. You can get it at Home Depot for $75.

Coleman 18-Watt 12-Volt Solar Battery Charging Kit-58033 - The Home Depot

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