Charging Coleman hot water with solar

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 19, 2014 at 19:00
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Has anyone tried charging there Coleman hot water on demand with one of those small solar panels. As they don't need much charging just wondered if it can be done,
Pete
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Reply By: River Swaggie - Sunday, Jan 19, 2014 at 20:28

Sunday, Jan 19, 2014 at 20:28
I cannot see why not, if you solder some wires back from the battery and out of the unit..
my battery although 5 years old lasts for days and days...
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Follow Up By: Jarse - Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 09:16

Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 09:16
Petza, the battery in the Coleman is 6V. DO NOT connect the solar directly to the battery! Unless you are able to convert the solar output to 6v you will need to run it through the supplied12v cigarette adaptor and let the internal electronics in the Coleman do the work.
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Follow Up By: Honky - Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 11:50

Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 11:50
the chargers for the coleman are 12 volt. The unit must step down the voltage to 6 volt for the battery is indeed 6 volt.
If the small solar panel is regulated and you fit the end fitting the same as the coleman charger i cannot see why not.
Note that I am not an expert and I have been known to stuff things up.

Honky
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Follow Up By: Swaggee - Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 13:36

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 13:36
Forgot to mention to, not sure why you would bother it comes with a 12 volt ciggy charger too..
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