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Blue Planet Solar Panel, 15 Watt

Blue Planet solar power panels are an easy-to-use, guaranteed solution to an ever-growing need for alternate power sources or backup power. 15W solar battery charger works with cars, RVs, boats, tractors, ATVs, electric fences, deer feeders, and much more. Maintenance free and easy to install. Works in all weather conditions - even on cloudy days
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Don't know what to get

Can i plug things strait into the solar panel like a fan? I need to have a light and fan working 24/7. would this give enough power to do that
asked 6 years ago
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Anonymous
on Blue Planet Solar Panel, 15 Watt
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It should give enough power to run a small fan but not 24/7 unless you run it through a battery system as well. Once the sun goes away, you will have no power.

This would also depend on the fan...a small computer fan (12V) should run quite well off this.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
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YukonJoel
 - Whitehorse, YT
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Will 15amp charge a snowmobile battery?

I want to mount this unit on the top side of my snow trailer and charge my snowmobile battery for the summer months will this work?
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
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Rianna
on Blue Planet Solar Panel, 15 Watt
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I think you mean 15watt, not amp, as you will not get 15 amps from this. However, it will work, but according to CT literature, you will need a charge controller with the 15watt and up panels. If you use the 5watt smaller panel the charge controller will not be necessary and should work fine. It will trickle charge your batteries when you are not using them.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
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newbysolar
 - Scarborough
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Can I have a power draw and charge simultaneously?

With 15w solar, 800 Eliminator PP, trying to run something automated. I want to leave solar panel plugged in & have the system drawing on the battery, but the instructions recommend charging without power draw. Can I get around this?
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
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Anonymous
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I believe the instructions are saying to not have the car charging with the panel also charging.
You can definitely have the panel hooked up when drawing the battery, this will help preserve the battery (it will discharge less, good). Since the battery voltage will drop because of it being used, the actual power gotten from the solar panel will be slightly lower (eg, 1-2%). This is because the optimal power point of the panel is actually higher than the battery voltage (to make sure the panel has enough voltage to charge the battery).
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
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bstephan1
 - Ottawa, ON
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My cigarette lighter adapter broke, what can I do ?

Hi,

I accidentally closed the door with the lighter adapter between the door and it broke. Never got to use my unit.

I do need that piece, any suggestions ???

Thank you.
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
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Gio111
 - Canada
on Blue Planet Solar Panel, 15 Watt
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You could get a cigarette lighter plug separately, cut the wires and connect them (make sure the red is with the red, or the panel will DISCHARGE the battery instead). Or use the wire plug instead.
As well, instead of using the cigarette lighter, you could wire it directly to the battery.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
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bstephan1
 - Ottawa, ON
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How many do I need

I have two of theses installed at my cottage with a 30A controller and 6 x 2volt (1800ah) deep cycle batteries powering a 1000W invertor. I intend to install 3 more. Should I use more or a different type solar panel? My charger can handle uo to 105W,
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
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Anonymous
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pending on the draw you have on your batteries you might want to get more panels that way it will charge all those batteries faster
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
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Anonymous
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How can I connect 4 solar pv panel cables into a junction with one output cable to charce an Eliminator battery?

asked 5 years, 1 month ago
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Bakes
on Blue Planet Solar Panel, 15 Watt
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if they are the same panels with the same output voltage all you do is connect the output wires of each panel in parallel (red/red, black/black) into a charge controller.
Then you run the wires from the charge controller to the battery bank (as long as the charge controller can handle the combined amperage of the panels -- each panel should put out around 1amp in ideal conditions, so you'd need at least a 4-5amp charge controller)
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
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mrgerbik
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12, 18 or 24vdc

whats the output voltage of this panel?
asked 5 years, 1 month ago
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mrgerbik
on Blue Planet Solar Panel, 15 Watt
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It will charge 12V batteries. All solar panels will produce voltages higher than what the are designed to charge, but the higher voltages have less current. This panels' peak current point is 1 amp at 15 V, which gives it enough power to charge a 12 V battery fully, bringing the battery's voltage up to 13.2V (approximately).
Your volt-meter may very well register 18V when it's the only thing connected, but that is because it draws very little current. Once you plug something that draws more current, the voltage will drop.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
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bstephan1
 - Ottawa, ON
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How many solar panels do I need for a couple lights and radio?

I have a small cabin which is off the grid and I want to get a solar panel plus gear to power 2 or 3 lights plus a radio for 3-4 hours per evening. Would the 15 watt panel be adequate for my needs?
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
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Candymansf
on Blue Planet Solar Panel, 15 Watt
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If you have a deep cycle battery of 60amp/hour or more and it is being charged by this 15 watt solar
panel,you will be able to power a your lights and radio for much much more than 4-5 hours.
With a 90$ battery and a cheap inverter and this solar panel,you will be able to watch a small TV + radio + lights and still have power left in the battery when you leave.

This panel should fully recharge your battery in 20 hours of sunlight.

(Your lights should be low energy light bulbs or 9 watts or less)
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
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Anonymous
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I have a small trailer that is off the grid and I want to know how big of a solar panel I will need to run a few lights, a radio/CD player, and fridge

asked 4 years, 4 months ago
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Anonymous
on Blue Planet Solar Panel, 15 Watt
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I would look towards the Eliminator 80 Watt panels perhaps 3-4 in parallel. They would charge a bank of 12V batteries, which in turn will power an Inverter (sized to fit your usage perhaps 1000W).
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answered 4 years, 3 months ago
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alex2052
 - toronto
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Will this charge a Motomaster Eliminator 700A Booster Pack?

I have XM Radio and plan on plugging it into a Motomaster Eliminator 700A Booster Pack for power. When it dies, will this panel be able to charge it up? Can it charge the booster pack as as the XM Radio (Car cigarette lighter powered) is on?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
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Sapper6fd
on Blue Planet Solar Panel, 15 Watt
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Blue Planet Solar Panel, 15 Watt can charge 12V batteries. If the referenced product operates through such battery, the solar panel can recharge it. You may need to look at the possible connections on the booster product to know that you have access to the battery terminals. Furthermore, compare the radio's power requirement to that of the solar panel to have a correct idea of the consumption rate (how long can it run vs. how long it needs to charge). It is possible to operate 12V battery operated devices while the panel is connected.
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answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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CanadianTireTeam
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