solar battery maintainers

Brett Dikeman brett at
Tue Apr 18 00:25:49 EDT 2006

I measured drain current today in the 200q20v and found it to be 70mA.

I then measured current from the solar panel I have (which claims  
135mA, or "2W") in late afternoon sun.  I pointed the panel directly  
at the sun, which was through some trees; highest reading was 50mA.

It'll work great on any battery not connected, but the panel can't  
keep up with the car's drain current unless it is in direct, sunlight.

Looks like a 4W panel would be perfect; too bad a 6W panel the next  
biggest size, and will set you back a good $70-80.


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