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Old 11 October 2014, 10:34   #1
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How to mount solar charger

I want to keep the boat battery charged, so I've ordered up a solar panel charger kit - My plan was to make a plate that slots into the flag pole holder of my A frame - really simple and easy.


But the charger I have ended up with looks like it should be on a house roof.

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I now need some ideas of how to mount it where it's easy enough to remove when I go out but secure enough not to get stolen or blow off, and out the way of the cover

The boat is backed upto a bush so needs to be forward mounted.

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Old 11 October 2014, 10:55   #2
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This might do the job

Solar panel pole mount bracket only, fits a 1 1/2" fence pipe. Holds up to 100w | eBay



Edit, just noticed its in the States!!
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Old 11 October 2014, 11:11   #3
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Or this clamped to the A frame

RUTLAND - CA-12/10 - BP SOLAR SX320 MOUNTING KIT | eBay

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I've got a 10w one, and it bungees nicely to the side of the A-frame on mine. My cleats are on the forward edge of the A-frame tube though.
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Old 11 October 2014, 13:00   #5
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Since you say you can't mount it to the rear, make a mount that clamps to the front of the trailer, and feed the wires under the cover before putting it on. Think broom stick! It doesn't need to be a 2x4" or anything. Theft, well depends where you live.
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