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Post by davidmudley12 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:42 pm

Zedebee which one do you have please?

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Post by Zedebee » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:02 am

davidmudley12 wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:42 pm Zedebee which one do you have please?
It’s this one. Connects directly to your battery terminals.

https://www.hardwarexpress.co.uk/ctek-b ... gIWN_D_BwE

I think I got it from Tayna batteries but their website is down at the moment.
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Post by 1536Z4 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:21 pm

nooky wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:42 pm I am using a Halfords 2.4w Solar Panel to try and maintain the battery on my £89. I only use the car once in 7 - 10 and I usually have to jump start it. The battery has been tested twice and found to be OK. Does anybody use the Halfords 6w Solar Panel and does it work for them or can anybody suggest one that does. I keep the Zed on my drive and do not want to drill a hole through the wall to put a waterproof socket on the outside.
When you get your battery problem sorted I have got the AA charger that you can plug into the OBD socket and it seems to work well . It charges even in low light levels due to the type of cells it uses but you have to make sure the battery is fully charged first though .

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Post by Jembo » Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:17 pm

You definitely have a drain/fault - my ultra cheapo ALDI solar charger for the last two winters has kept my battery topped up for periods over 4 months as I don’t have a mains connection - not perfect but should work.

I have hardwired + directly to battery, - to bodywork for the best connection, BI-wired for both solar & ctek when out of storage.

Another option where garaged is to simply disconnect the battery (yes you loose window & radio settings) & leave on the boot latch
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Post by ericmonroe » Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:32 pm

So monthly what is the savings after you went solar? Let's say you use the same kw ---- how many dollars do you save on average or estimate on a bill?
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Post by Smartbear » Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:03 pm

ericmonroe wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:32 pm So monthly what is the savings after you went solar? Let's say you use the same kw ---- how many dollars do you save on average or estimate on a bill?
I think people are talking about solar chargers for car charging, not solar roof panels? :?
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