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Solar Charging Harmful to Auto Batteries?

 
 
Reply Thu 12 Nov, 2020 01:00 pm
Why does charging (as opposed to maintaining) a battery with a solar charger supposedly make the battery useless because it loses capacity? I have a deep cycling battery that might matter too.
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engineer
 
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Reply Thu 12 Nov, 2020 01:17 pm
@turbomichelle,
I don't know that it does. Why do you say charging via solar is different than charging via any other technique?
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Reply Thu 12 Nov, 2020 07:59 pm
@engineer,
we charge our RV with a huge bank of solar roof panels. I like to see about a 5 A 14.5 V charge by the meters. Id volunteer to get a charge meter rather than just use the color lights. On my original setup, I had the lights just uner the dash and they were kinda annoying
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Reply Thu 12 Nov, 2020 08:52 pm
@turbomichelle,
turbomichelle wrote:

Why does charging (as opposed to maintaining) a battery with a solar charger supposedly make the battery useless because it loses capacity? I have a deep cycling battery that might matter too.


What are you using the battery for?
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