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  • Question about 15 W Solar Panel for boat batteries

    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

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    Is there a charge controller?
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      Originally posted by mbeebe View Post
      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.


      Originally posted by mbeebe View Post
      ...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...

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