SOLAR-PANELS

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 21, 2001 at 00:00
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Can anyone help keeping a deepcycle battery charged while running a 12v fridge for a two week
period in the one location what solar panel can
be used to keep the battery at its peak.
thankyou les.
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Reply By: David - Saturday, Apr 21, 2001 at 00:00

Saturday, Apr 21, 2001 at 00:00
Les, first you must work out what amperage your fridge is drawing, eg. a 60 lt Engel running on freeze draws approximatly 5 amps, multiply this by by the voltage, ie, 12volts, this will give you the size panel you will require in watts = 60 watt panel, this will keep your deep cycle battery fully charged, providing that you are getting full sun.
If you are running your fridge only as a fridge and not as a freezer you wont need such a big panel as the fridge will cycle on and off, hope this has been of some help, cheers, David.
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