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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-17-2010, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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I keep my Vulcan in a shed and would like to put a solar powered trickle charger on it. Are there any waterproof solar trickle chargers that I can mount on the roof of the shed?
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I use them on my bike, really works great. I got 2 of them for the price of one from Harbor Freight not to long ago. They will get warped from the sun after a couple of years. The sun is really hard on them.

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They will get warped from the sun after a couple of years. The sun is really hard on them.
OK, that's really kind of funny...

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Thanks guys!

Any idea how long the cord on the Noco unit is?
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1.8 Watt 125 mA? I doubt that thing would keep a watch battery charged. AZ would seem like the perfect place for such a device, but the AZ sun would destroy that cheap plastic thing in a couple of months. I'm assuming you are asking about solar chargers because you do not have power to this shed. If it is not practical to run power to it, it is possible to rig up a a quality solar cell array sufficient to keep a battery charged, but an extension cord and a Battery Tender Jr. would be cheaper. Photo cells are ridiculously inefficient, and not cost effective, which is why they are not in widespread use. Jerry.

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OK, that's really kind of funny...
Just about defines Ironic doesn't it.




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