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Old 01-19-2012, 08:58 PM   #91 (permalink)
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That would be great! Wonder if a 12 volt panel would charge a 14v setup like that. It would be a nice trickle charge during the day while parked. Hmm, even a 12v panel has an open circuit of 18 to 21 volts. Anyone have real world, tested info on this?

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You are going to want to bump it up to a 24 volt panel and a charge controler.
"12v panels" barely charge 12 batteries, using a 12 volt panel to charge a 14 volt cell stack or pushing power onto a 14.4v system just isn't going to happen, it will be a waste of money.

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