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 Post subject: wanted: SOLAR PANEL 30WATT 12VDC
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:35 am 
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Location: Eastern Washington (state) and N. Las Vegas (winter)
I need a 30 watt 12vdc solar panel for charging my electric gate opener.. anyone have such an animal or know of someplace reasonable to buy one? thanks.. wayne



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 Post subject: Re: wanted: SOLAR PANEL 30WATT 12VDC
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:06 pm 

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there's a store around here that sells stuff like that called tractor supply. most stores that handle feed, lawn mowers, and that kind of stuff should have one towards the back of the store.


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 Post subject: Re: wanted: SOLAR PANEL 30WATT 12VDC
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:24 pm 
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really, never would have looked there.. I'll check It out.. thanks.



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 Post subject: Re: wanted: SOLAR PANEL 30WATT 12VDC
PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:26 am 
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harbor freight also sells some solar panels as well...but they are the cheap made ones.. they are not crystalline or multi-crystaline.
and of course there's Ebay...
do es your gate get used so much that it requires a 30 watt panel ? most i see are on average of 10-20 watts..

what happened to your old panel ?


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 Post subject: Re: wanted: SOLAR PANEL 30WATT 12VDC
PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:14 am 
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30 WATTS was what they recommended? it has 2 12v batteries in it, and at present I have ac to power the unit and charger.. just wanted to automate it..



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 Post subject: Re: wanted: SOLAR PANEL 30WATT 12VDC
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friend of mine got a gate opener installed by some fly-by-night company. anyway they only installed a 5 watt panel. after a week he called me that his gate was dead. he thought the battery went bad, brought it to me to test. it was ok, just needed recharged.
2 weeks later he brought it to me again..i recharged it.
and then went to his place to see what the deal was.. in full sun, the charge light on the charger would not even come on..so after some testing i added on another 5 watt panel and the charge led came on, and the thing has been working like a champ ever since.

my buddy called the fence guy back ( because he could not figure the problem out ) the guy said he could not do anything, he bought the gate opener as a kit..


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