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mbeebe
07-08-2013, 04:59 PM
I have a question concerning the new thunderbolt magnum 15 W solar panel kit that I bought to charge boat batteries. I have mounted the panel on the boat shed where the boat is stored. Will any damage be incurred to the panel if I simply disconnect the leads from the battery when I take the boat out to use it?


thanks,
mbeebe

Naptown
07-08-2013, 05:03 PM
Is there a charge controller?

daz
07-09-2013, 07:40 AM
Will any damage be incurred to the panel if I simply disconnect the leads from the battery when I take the boat out to use it?

Leaving a solar panel in full sun, and disconnected from a load, will not damage the solar panel.



...to the panel if I simply disconnect the leads from the battery...

This is the concerning part....are you using a charge controller between the solar panel and battery? If not.....your battery will not last very long... :boom: