I'm using a new in water
site and I would like members to comment on the following.
Shiva spends the summer on a mooring
with 2 - 50 watt (I think) Siemens solar panels
connected to a Flexcharge PV14 regulator
. Under typical conditions these panels
will maintain the batts (2-AGM 8G8D) in topped up condition... afyer weekend use with 5 days to lift
them up... so my Link 20 tells me.
In the past I've used a Trucharge 20 on shore power
set to float with a lower batt temp setting for winter bat maintenance
I'm thinking about no boat cover and just let the solar
cells trickle charge the batts to maintain them. There are obvious advantages... such as not having a shore power
connection, risk of short/fire and electrolysis
Is there enough sunlight in the winter in LIS? Would it make sense when I do visit for a check once a month to flip on the true charge for the day?
What say you?