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Old 15 June 2013, 07:08   #1
Country: UK - England
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Solar panel to Xpro 530

Being new to ribbing just one of my decisions is how to charge up the battery whilst on a swinging mooring.

I thought of a solar panel. Would a 10w flexible solar panel either glued or bolted onto the seat in front of the console be suitable ?

When we used the rib I could cover the panel with the cushion and then when she was on the mooring I could remove the cushion and connect to the battery. Is this practical ?

They say they are strong enough to walk on so hopefully it would be fine.

What say you ?


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Old 15 June 2013, 07:46   #2
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I take it you're not using a console cover?

Walk on, maybe. Not sure if that constitutes 'landed on when you go airborne' though?

How about one of the roll up panels?
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Old 23 June 2013, 11:58   #3
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An 80w panel produces 4.8amps max in perfect conditions so depending on the size of your battery bank a 10w panel won't cover the discharge without any load....
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