Solar Cell Trickle Charger (12V/1.5W)

Solar Cell Trickle Charger (12V/1.5W)

Brand:| Model: SOL5N
Overview
Velleman's SOL5N 12 VDC solar cell trickle charger is great for keeping an automotive or motorcycle battery fresh and charged while the vehicle is parked outside.
Highlights
  • Harnesses the power of the sun to keep 12V batteries charged
  • Works with car, truck, and motorcycle batteries
  • Includes cigarette lighter plug, battery clamps, and four suction cups
  • Built-in protection circuit guards against current reversal
Part # 
320-246
Weight: 1.42 lbs.  
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Solar Cell Trickle Charger (12V/1.5W)

Velleman's SOL5N 12 VDC solar cell trickle charger is great for keeping an automotive or motorcycle battery fresh and charged while the vehicle is parked outside. The solar cell produces up to 1-1/2 watts of power, so there is no worry of overcharging and battery damage. A built-in protection circuit guards against current reversal. Included with the solar cell trickle charger is a cigarette lighter plug with lead wires for temporary charging, two battery clamps with lead wires for long term charging, and four suction cups for vehicle window mounting).

Specifications: • Maximum voltage output: 14.5 VDC • Maximum current output: 125 mA • Maximum power output: 1.5 watts • Dimensions: 4.7" H x 13.4" W x 0.6" D.



Solar Cell Trickle Charger (12V/1.5W)
  • BrandVelleman
  • ModelSOL5N
  • Part Number320-246
  • UPC5410329302900
  • Product CategoryBattery Chargers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (4 Reviews)
  • Weight1.42 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Solar Cell Trickle Charger (12V/1.5W)
Solar Cell Trickle Charger (12V/1.5W) is rated 4.75 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice.fits the inteded purpose very well. Seems like very good quality. like that is has a 12v dc receptacle and leads
Date published: 2014-03-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solar ChargerI try it on my van work good it something i'll take on my trips
Date published: 2013-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for boat batteriesWe use this to charge the 12 voilt battery on our sail boat. You can even leave it inside the cabin and it still gets enough ambient light to keep charging. Great item.
Date published: 2011-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as advertisedI often go three or four weeks without driving my personal car, and would frequently wind up with a dead battery. I've been using this charger for about three months now, and my car starts every time. Well worth the price in time saved and aggravation avoided. It might be worth while to note that I live in Florida; it might not work so well in areas that aren't so sunny.
Date published: 2013-10-24

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Solar Cell Trickle Charger (12V/1.5W)

perhaps a stupid question can you charge a cellll phone with this?

Asked by: bikeman
It is possible, but you would need to know what your cell phone's charger is rated at in terms of VDC output. Most smartphones today charge over USB, so saying 5 VDC is a safe bet.The most power hungry of the newer smart phones can draw up to 1.5 amperes from a 5 VDC supply (7.5 watts consumption), so it will consume all of the current available from the solar panel; which is rated at 1.5 watts (or 125 mA). Finally we have to factor for maximum VDC output of the panel, which is 14.5 VDC.Now we need to determine the voltage dropping resistor to be wired in series from the positive output from the solar panel to your cell phone's charging connector positive.The formula for finding the resistor is R = (VS - VL) / I, where R = the resistor, VS = supply voltage, VL = the voltage that the cell phone wants to see, and I = the current consumed by the cell phone.R = (14.5 - 5)/0.125, R = 9.5/0.125, R = 76 ohms.Keep in mind that this would trickle charge only, but should be enough to keep your cell phone at a stable level while in use. Micro USB is most common today, with pin 1 as the V+ and pin 5 as the ground.
Answered by: mikevv
Date published: 2011-09-08

Over Chargeing?

It says in the product details above;"The solar cell produces up to 1-1/2 watts of power, so there is no worry of overcharging and battery damage. A built-in protection circuit guards against current reversal."How exactly does it protect form over charging? Will the panel shut itself down or disconnect the current to when the battery reaches a full charge?I want to use this solar panel to charge a battery about the size of a lawn tractor battery, about 7-10 Ah (12v). The battery would power an amplifier (15w amp to be exact) and speakers so that I will have quality, portable music. I then would invert off of the battery to charge cell phones, Ipds, maybe a light, etc.
Asked by: ricky jay
12V lead acid batteries can be safely float charged at 14.5V, which is the maximum output voltage of this solar charger. Once the battery charges to the same voltage as the charger, it stops drawing current and stops charging.
Answered by: Stowbari
Date published: 2012-10-31

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