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Old 22 November 2006, 12:07   #11
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Should be ok as it's just a trickle charger.
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Old 22 November 2006, 13:58   #12
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just ordered one at 9.99, can't go to wrong at that price, will place on top of A-frame, out the way.

Do you think it would be ok to keep it continously connected to battery??
Careful, someone in the boatclub did this, and lost all the paint on their skeg! Electrolisis or something..... Make sure you disconnect the battery from the engine (Be it switch etc...)
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Solar Panels.

Yes, most certainly leave it connected at all times, no problem. Mine has been continually charging for about 4 years and no hassle. Best of luck and keep charging!
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Old 22 November 2006, 14:54   #14
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Careful, someone in the boatclub did this, and lost all the paint on their skeg! Electrolisis or something..... Make sure you disconnect the battery from the engine (Be it switch etc...)
Maybe I'm being dumb - but why would electrolysis be any more likely with a solar panel attached trickle charging the battery?
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Maybe I'm being dumb - but why would electrolysis be any more likely with a solar panel attached trickle charging the battery?
Something about the outboard in the water causing an earth to the water? Possibly an electricity leak somewhere in the outboard causing the earth in the first place... Ah sure I don't even know what im talking about!
I'm not an electricion, could be total bullsh1t, just passing word's I heard elsewhere
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There is one on its way to Holland. For that price I'll give it a try.
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