Aldi 12v solar ‘trickle charger’

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Aldi 12v solar ‘trickle charger’

Postby HW182 » 06 Jul 2018, 17:48

Afternoon all, just picked up a 12v solar trickle charger from Aldi -

Has anyone used one? First impressions seem good - got it hooked to the leisure battery.

As my van doesn’t have a split charge relay I’m hoping it’s a quick and easy method to keep the battery topped up.

At £15 it seems cheap enough to leave for a sunny day!
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Re: Aldi 12v solar ‘trickle charger’

Postby Oldiebut goodie » 06 Jul 2018, 18:08

The recommendation is for 80 - 100w of solar panel. That offering may charge your phone!
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Re: Aldi 12v solar ‘trickle charger’

Postby 937carrera » 06 Jul 2018, 18:50

I've had a couple of these type of solar panels for about 8 years.

Fine for maintaining a charge, or even putting a small charge in a good battery which has gone fairly flat..... if you can leave it for over 12 hours. It was enough to start a car
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Re: Aldi 12v solar ‘trickle charger’

Postby kevtherev » 06 Jul 2018, 22:50

At 2.4 watts it's useless.
Ok for a garden fairy light.
In the winter with cloud cover and short days you need a minimum of 80watts
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