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Solar Power Bucket

Oct 3rd 2016, 15:38

AI6OZ

Joined: Nov 7th 2003, 10:54
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I have come across a solar power bucket by madcow120 I would like to use for my FT-817 mobile operations (http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Power-Bucket/) and what I need to know is:

What is the -
1. Recommend solar panel to use?
2. Charge controller to use?
(Ideally low cost)

And other concerns I should be aware of?

Thanks &
Cheers Beers
Oct 3rd 2016, 16:01

W1VT

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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http://n1uhf.com/batteries-solar.html
He has a small panel and battery with a charge controller for use with the 817.
Oct 4th 2016, 14:24

AI6OZ

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Thanks I'll look into it.
Cheers Beers
Oct 7th 2016, 18:38

AI6OZ

Joined: Nov 7th 2003, 10:54
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W1VT

As you suggested I’ve been looking at N1UHF’s portable batteries/solar web site. It looks like his Uni-Solar MBC-131 5.5 Watt 12v portable solar panel may be the answer to my solar questions.

What I don’t see and he mentioned at least once was the solar charge controller, what solar charge controller would work best with the Uni-Solar MBC-131 5.5 Watt 12v portable solar panel?

And right or wrong I’m assuming I can use the Uni-Solar MBC-131 5.5 Watt 12v portable solar panel to charge my genesis NP7-12 12v 7.0ah batteries. Plus, with a solar charge controller I would connect the solar panel directly to my FT-817.

There is heaps and oodles of information about solar panels and I seem to have reached my information overload thresholds. So if I have this all wrong I would appreciate you saying so.

Thanks & Cheers Beers

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