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Old 02 November 2007, 08:33   #21
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Do you think a 6W solar panel with power a Rule 500LPH pump?
It doesn't need to. The pump will emplty plenty of rainwater without discharging the battery and the charger will trickle it back up. They work in most light and I have had this working very well for 2 years (bar the rule pumps!)...
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Old 02 November 2007, 10:54   #22
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It doesn't need to. The pump will emplty plenty of rainwater without discharging the battery and the charger will trickle it back up. They work in most light and I have had this working very well for 2 years (bar the rule pumps!)...
Good thinking.

My solar panel came in the post today. Nice looking bit of kit.
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Old 02 November 2007, 13:26   #23
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As you live on the south coast you should fare a lot better than me!!!
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I got mine send over from England, worked fine for a few months. Then it stopped completly. Why??????
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I got mine send over from England, worked fine for a few months. Then it stopped completly. Why??????
The sun is at a different angle over there.
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Too much cheese?
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As you live on the south coast you should fare a lot better than me!!!
Cod,

Modern solar panels still work on cloudy days - about 75-80% of capacity through cloud, from memory.

Even with your miserable South Wales weather ( ), a 5W solar panel will generate between 2 or 3 times the power you need each week to occasionally run your pump/top up your batteries.
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Modern solar panels still work on cloudy days - about 75-80% of capacity through cloud, from memory.
I have been ogling at my new solar panel today. I actually took it out in the car for a drive. Its it 'an object of desire'.

I hope some chav doesn't nick it.
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